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Cowboys in Vegas!

Posted by on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized

We are quickly approaching the greatest 10 days of the “Cowboy Lifestyle.” The National Finals Rodeo will take place from December 6th through the 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Very exciting for ViaGen Pets & Equine, cloning has recently become important to improving bull and bronc herds often used […]

National Pet Diabetes Month

Posted by on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized

1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches the age of 12 will develop diabetes.  In cats it’s estimated that 1 in 250 cats will develop diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is an illness caused when the body cannot use sugar normally (sugar diabetes).  This is the more common type called diabetes mellitus.  Diabetes insipidus […]

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Monday, November 5th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Did you know that November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer is the leading cause of death for dogs in the United States. One in four dogs and one in five cats are likely to get cancer. With rates that staggering let’s get serious here. Warning Signs & Symptoms Changes in eating habits Fluctuations […]

Pets & Halloween

Posted by on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 in Uncategorized

During Halloween many humans wear costumes, and some also try to include their pet in on the fun. While there are many cute costumes available, pet owners should be aware of their pet’s disposition when trying to dress them. One thing that should not be scary during Halloween is getting your pet dressed up. While […]

Fun Dog Facts

Posted by on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning. Much like a person’s fingerprint, a dog’s nose print is unique. Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’s. When dogs kick […]

Veterinary Technicians; the Unsung Heroes of the Veterinary Clinic

Posted by on Monday, October 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized

  Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the veterinary hospital team. Their role extends well beyond what is taught in school or is evident on paper, and they are some of the most incredibly compassionate, caring, selfless and kind individuals on the planet. The expertise, guidance and assistance of a top notch veterinary technician […]

National Animal Safety and Protection

Posted by on Monday, October 8th, 2018 in Uncategorized

In addition to the many wonderful things that Fall brings such as colorful leaves, the first feelings of the cool Fall breeze and pumpkin spice everything; October is also National Animal Safety and Protection Month. This month was dedicated to creating awareness of safety and protection for domestic as well as wild animals as a […]

National Walk Your Dog Week

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized

Walking your dog is a very important part of your and your furry friend’s life. National Walk your dog week was founded by Colleen Paige to bring attention to the problem of behavior issues and obesity in the canine population. If you walk your dog just 30 minutes a day you will meet national recommendations […]

Fun Cat Facts

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our furry little feline friends are sometimes a mystery, however here are some facts we do know about them! While us humans have 206 bones, cats on average have 244. It ranges between 230-250 depending on how long a cat’s tail is and how many toes the cat has. Adult cats have 30 teeth, while […]

National Service Dog Month

Posted by on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

September is the month to celebrate and recognize our canine companions for their extraordinary services they do every day for the people they care for.  September is used to raise awareness, appreciation and support for service dogs in the US. Service dogs are trained to help their owner with a variety of disabilities, including mental, […]