Simply The Best: Fun And Inspiring Holiday Pet Gifts

December 5th, 2017 by beyond

pet giftsAre you making your list and checking it twice?

If you’re like over half of U.S. pet owners, your pet is included on your holiday shopping list. But with so many wonderful pet-related items to choose from, and more coming out on the market each day, figuring out what to buy for your best pal can seem like a daunting task.

In case you didn’t know, pet are our specialty at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, and we’ve put our heads together to come up with a list of holiday pet gift ideas sure to please even the most pampered pet!

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Let the Shopping Begin: The Coolest Pet Gifts of 2017

November 20th, 2017 by VRVC Staff

pet giftsWith Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, it’s time for pet parents to stock up on anything and everything that can bring more joy, convenience, and fun to our pets’ lives. Check out our ideas for pet gifts that are sure to leave your furry guy or gal jumping (or purring) for joy this holiday season.

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Time-Honored Salute to All Canine Veterans

November 7th, 2017 by VRVC Staff

canine veteransWhile our canine counterparts have assisted us on the battlefields for millennia, they weren’t officially recognized – or formally trained – until 1942. Since World War II, more than 30,000 dogs have served in the military, with over 5,000 in Korea and Vietnam. Over 2,000 active duty dogs have been deployed around the world in the last 5 years alone, earning a vast collection of awards, medal, and ribbons.

We owe a great deal to our country’s canine veterans. Their contributions to the military are a testament to their fine-tuned proficiency, but their unparalleled dedication and bravery have earned them a greater place in world history. As we honor our military this Veterans Day, let us also remember the loyal service and sacrifice of military dogs.

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Evacuating With Pets: Are You Ready?

October 17th, 2017 by VRVC Staff

evacuating with petsThe recent rash of devastating hurricanes has many Americans asking themselves what they would do if faced with a natural disaster or severe weather event; Are we prepared with emergency supplies? Do we have a place to go if we ever needed to evacuate? What about our pets?

The incidents of pets left behind during hurricanes and other natural disasters are a sad and dangerous situation, leading to thousands of homeless pets, distraught owners, and a potential increase in zoonotic diseases such as Leptospirosis or Giardia. In the wake of hurricane Irma we have been asked many questions regarding evacuating with pets, and we’d like to assure our readers that there is plenty you do to plan for your pets’ welfare, both during and after a natural disaster.

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