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Bugsy’s Bits: It’s Hip To Snip!

So what’s shakin’, bacon? If you have a cat, chances are you know your feline is pretty darn talented. We know when it’s 15 minutes before your alarm goes off. Nobody can unspool a whole roll of toilet paper as good as a cat. We’re like psychics ‘cuz we can tell just when you need […]

4 for the 4th: Pet Safety Tips

The 4th of July may be a little more low-key this year, but it will still bring some hazards for your pet. Here are some tips for keeping your animal friend safe while you celebrate: 1. Fireworks are cool, but the racket from even small neighborhood explosives can be terrifying for animals. Keep your pets […]

Jake’s Take: The Buzz About Lawn Chemicals, Bees, & Me

So, if you’re like most humans I know, you take a lot of pride in your perfect lawn. It’s not something I pretend to understand. I mean, burying your toys and rolling around in smelly stuff – I get that, but green grass as far as the eye can see? And weed-less flower beds? Woof-ever. […]

Spring has Sprung! Read on for a Few Important, Perennial Safety Tips

If there’s one thing we know about spring in Alabama, it’s that insects reign supreme. New blooms mean new bugs, and your pet needs to be protected from pests like fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms who don’t care at all that a pandemic is ravaging the planet. When it comes to your animal companion, these […]

We’re Still Open for You & Your Pets

In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, we’ve changed how we do business so that we can safely serve you in these challenging times. If your pet is sick or in need of urgent care, please call us. Dr. Bell is still seeing pets on an emergency basis, and we’re still scheduling non-emergency visits for […]

Client Update: COVID-19 Changes

Dear Friends and Family: It comes with a heavy heart that we are making some changes as a result of the concerns and continued spread of COVID-19. While some may not acknowledge the seriousness of this disease, we do, and it is here—so to ensure the safety and health of our clients, their pets and […]

Bugsy’s Bits: No Kid-neying About Litterbox Problems

So how’s yer mom n’em? Seein’ as it’s National Kidney Month, I thought I’d fix you up with some info about kidney disease and litterbox problems—especially since sometimes they go hand-in-paw. I took to a litterbox right away but I’m told some cats have “issues”, bless their hearts. When they do, it’s a usually a […]

Parasites Are Bad in ‘Bama

Know who else loves the sunny south? Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes! Problem is, one of their favorite landing spots is your pet…and you, if they get close enough. These pests are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause hot spots and anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme […]

Winter Dental Care Deals!

When it comes to your pet’s health, we can’t stress enough how important regular dental care is. Without it, your pet is likely to develop seriously gag-worthy breath and eventually, gum disease, infection, and tooth decay or loss, which can cause terrible pain. Bacteria from periodontal disease can even make its way to your pet’s […]

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