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    What is the safest ice melt for pets?

    Nov 16 2017

    We live in the Northeast and are no strangers to snow and ice.  We commonly use ice melts on our walkways and many of us walk our dogs on roads…

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    Ever wonder how to train a cat?

    Nov 02 2017

    The following audio clip of feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis talking about training cats was aired on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air program in September 2016.  Though cats may not…

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    Why taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums is sooooo important!

    Oct 27 2017

    I tell my clients that one of the two things I see most often that compromises the quality of life of older pets is periodontal disease.  (The other is obesity,…

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    Pet food advice from veterinary nutritionists

    Oct 25 2017

    Looking for the best diet for your pet but confused about labels, ingredients and the overwhelming number of diets available?  We think the best person to recommend a food for…

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    Intercat aggression after a trip to the vet-

    Jun 06 2017

    Have you ever brought one of your cats to the veterinary office only to return home and have his best buddy attack him like a stranger?  This is not an…

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    Ban the Bowl!

    Jun 03 2017

    Your cat is a hunter and wants a challenge or he’ll get bored, stressed or overweight.  We commonly place food in a convenient bowl but this makes eating way too…

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    Please be patient while we transition to new software!

    Apr 28 2017

    Capitaland Animal Hospital has begun a transition to new software.  Please be patient with us!  The new software will streamline our work flow to better serve you and your pets. …

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    Why do cats love boxes so much?

    Apr 27 2017

    We are entertained by cats crawling into boxes, shunning our expensive beds and other hiding spots.  What is the attraction?   https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/your-cat-loves-hopping-into-boxes-heres-why/2017/04/21/d1ddc5ba-2521-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.bfb4f6fb81cb

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    Pet Obesity is a national epidemic!

    Apr 07 2017

    According to recent surveys, 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese.  Obesity can be prevented by paying attention to meal portions, limiting treats and maintaining adequate…

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    Managing the Cost of Veterinary Care for your Pets

    Apr 03 2017

    Pet owners and veterinarians both want happy healthy pets.  Read the following suggestions for tips on how to control the cost of providing your pet with exceptional veterinary care. Money…