August 2020. Happy Girl Adopting A New Cat From Shelter

You’ve scoured pet listings, visited shelters, talked to friends, consulted the internet… and now, you’re ready to adopt a new cat into your home.

Whether you chose your new family member from a litter, or they caught your eye during a visit to your local shelter, adopting a new cat is a big deal and should be taken seriously.

Cats require basic levels of TLC but are much more independent and self-sufficient than dogs. However, kittens have comparable energy to puppies but will mellow out as they get older.

If you are bringing home a kitten, make sure you are prepared with the necessities, and the previous owners or shelter have taken the necessary steps to ensure it is healthy and ready to go to its new home.

From your research, you are probably quite familiar with all the different items on the market for pets, but there are a few must-have items every first-time cat owner should have before bringing their new cat home.Read More »

cat eating food

Because we love our pets, we love to treat them with an occasional special snack! While cats may not gobble it up as quickly as dogs, cats enjoy a little indulgence, too; however, there are foods to avoid or limit when it comes to treating your feline friend.

Keeping your cat on a cat-friendly diet can prevent a lot of health issues. Most human foods are perfectly safe for cats, but others can pose a serious health risk which is why it’s important to limit human food to very rare occasions, if at all.

There are many human snacks that may seem harmless to cats but can cause severe illness or even death. In fact, there is so much misinformation about what cats can consume that many owners unintentionally give treats that can cause major health issues.

Next time your cat deserves an extra snack, refer to the lists below to make sure the treat does them good instead of harm.Read More »

Cute New Puppy Dog Border Collie On Couch

Welcoming a new puppy is so exciting! It’s a fun time filled with lots of puppy snuggles, learning their personality, and lots of playtime!

But with a new puppy comes a lot of responsibility, and it’s important to be prepared for their arrival. Puppies require lots of care, attention, and stuff.

In fact, many experienced puppy owners describe a new addition as a lot like having a new baby. Many midnight potty breaks, early morning fussing, and lots of naps are in your future.

Before welcoming a new puppy into your home, you want to make sure you are fully prepared with the essentials. When selecting supplies for your new furry bundle, consider their breed, intended lifestyle, and their health and safety.

If you are in charge of the shopping list, let this checklist be your guide for all the essentials!Read More »

gray cat scared of thunder storms

Thunderstorms can be very unsettling to animals. When we consider the impact of storms, we usually think of dogs as the ones who panic during loud events like thunderstorms or fireworks.

Cats have always been touted as the more independent house pet; however, just because they aren’t pacing, whining, or barking, like their canine friends, doesn’t mean storms or loud noises don’t affect them.

Cats may exhibit behaviors like being clingy, restlessness, or pacing. Also, these anxious behaviors may not seem out of the ordinary, especially if your cat seeks out a hiding space to ride out the storm.

While you can’t eliminate the threat of bad weather or loud noises, there are a few things you can do to maintain a calm environment when the time comes.

Keep in mind that it’s normal for animals to exhibit anxious behaviors during stressful situations, but if the behavior does not return to normal afterward, have a discussion with one of our veterinarians.Read More »

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Balanced Perceptions, LLC
Balanced Perceptions, LLC
posted 1 month ago

We took our German Shepherd, that is less than social, as a new patient. We have struggled trying to get an ear problem improved. Dr. Emily Benedict was awesome. She was patient and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. We ended up having a minor surgery and it ended up being a little bit beyond closing time. We were never rushed by the staff. This was a much better experience for our pet and us than we were having at our last vet. This is a very nice large facility with drinks and snacks for us humans. I can highly recommend not only Dr. Benedict but the entire staff

Shellie DiPietro
Shellie DiPietro
posted 1 month ago

I had a Bearded Dragon who was having trouble breathing and it was Saturday around 1:30 They were able to take my emergency in a half hour. Dr Joel sat with me and went over my Bearded Dragon's whole background and relayed new info I did not know. My dragon got oxygen and seems to be doing better. I feel if they didn't get me in that day my baby would not have made it. Thank You so much! Even tho it is 35 minutes away I may just switch to this vet because it is well worth the drive!

Tom Hermane
Tom Hermane
posted 2 weeks ago

The employees are friendly and professional. My dogs are always well taken care of. When picking my dogs up I always receive a summary of their stay, and any problems if applicable. The facility is always clean. I am very happy with the services we have received over the years. Highly recommend.

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