The Power of Positive Training for Your Puppy

Puppies are delightful, rambunctious fur balls, but all that energy can get them into trouble. You likely will lose patience with your pet having accidents in the house, chewing shoes and furniture, and jumping on guests. However, losing your cool when teaching your puppy household rules and obedience skills does not help them learn—in fact, [...]

5 Safety Tips for Your Holi-dogs and Christmas Cats

Sparkling lights, cozy fires, and holiday sweets fill our homes each year from November to January as we prepare for the new year of possibilities. While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, many holiday festivities and traditions can turn dangerous for pets. Ensure your pets are safe for the new year [...]

3 Thanksgiving Table Hazards that Can Harm Your Pet

As the most delicious of all holidays approaches, your furry pal may be drooling in delight over the mouthwatering aromas wafting from your kitchen. Although saying “No” to that begging gaze beseeching you for a turkey leg or a bowl of buttery, garlicky, mashed potatoes is incredibly difficult, it’s in your pet’s best interest to [...]

The Dangers of Obesity: How to Help your Pet Shed Extra Weight

Did you know that more than half the pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s 2018 survey, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were too heavy. With such a hefty portion of our pet population tipping the scales much higher than their ideal [...]

5 Ways Your Veterinarian Helps Keep Your Cat Healthy

If you’re the devoted pet owner of a dog and a cat, which pet visits Johnson County Animal Clinic more? Be honest—your dog likely comes in for wellness or sick care more frequently than your cat. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, visits to the veterinarian per pet [...]

10 Ways to Help Your Pet Enjoy a Safe Summer

As summertime and July Fourth roll around, you may be planning tons of fun activities with your four-legged pal. Unfortunately, some summer events can be hazardous for your pet’s health, so follow these 10 ways for a fun-filled, yet safe, summer. #1: Anticipate your pet’s aversion to the July Fourth fireworks Many pets experience some [...]

Fleas and Ticks – Oh My!

Fleas and ticks—simply uttering their names may make your skin crawl, so imagine how your pet feels about them. These creepy pests can cause a laundry list of problems for your furry friend, from allergies to life-threatening diseases. Fortunately, preventing fleas and ticks, and the problems they cause, is relatively easy, with help from the [...]

10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

While there is significantly more research on canine than feline cancers, pets appear to develop cancer similar to people, with dogs getting cancer at almost the same rate as their owners. Pets can develop cancer that affects almost any body part, and may occasionally attack multiple areas. The signs you see in your pet will [...]

FAQs About Heartworm Disease and Pets

Heartworm disease is a constant threat to pets in all 50 states, including Kansas. Whether your pet is currently on regular heartworm prevention, or has never received a dose, read the answers to these frequently asked questions, to assess your pet’s risk, and make the best decision for her life-long health. Question: What is heartworm [...]

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