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How to keep your deaf dog safe
Safeguarding pets with hearing challenges

Franklin’s family realized he was hard of hearing soon after they adopted him. “We learned he might have hearing issues when he was just a puppy,” says Katie, Franklin’s mom.

Why dogs have a grass-eating habit
7 causes of dogs eating your lawn

3 min read Milo is a 6-month-old mini Bernadoodle who really likes to chew on grass in his mom’s lawn. “I think Milo eats grass for...

When should you spay or neuter your kitten?
Research shows cats stay healthiest when procedure is completed by 5 months

We first reported new recommendations for spaying and neutering cats by 5 months in January 2021. We continue to support these guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).   Research shows the...

Dr Google can Steer You Wrong
Don't Skip Vet Consultations

2 min read  “The worst myth I’ve heard from a client who found advice on Google was that it’s ok to give your dog garlic as a flea/tick preventative,” says Aly, a Vet Tech at Firehouse 183. “This is false! Garlic is toxic to dogs! Please don’t give it to your pets. We...

Beethoven loses a leg but finds a home
Firehouse doc adopts her patient

1 min read Update: Dr Brianna Armstrong, now the Medical Director at Firehouse's newest hospital on 183, has had Raylan for over a...

A 2023 Guide: Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs
Our careful, common sense approach. Customized for your pet.

3.5 minute read Firehouse customizes immunization plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines...

Searching For a Lost Pet?
Find Your Cat or Dog With These 4 Tips

2 min read  More pets go missing during July 4th fireworks celebrations than at any other time of the year. The loud bangs and pops scare both dogs and cats.   We’ve written tips to help pets feel safe and secure during Independence Day festivities.  In this blog,...

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Pets Safe on Boats and Lakes
Planning ahead to avoid accidents

2 min read    “Lucy loves going for swims and enjoy hanging out by the lake,” says Kyla, a Vet Tech at Firehouse 183. “She gets excited to dive in after thrown balls and loves making a big splash! I loved making sure they had a good time while, of course, always...

Three Reasons to Microchip Your Pet
Make your pet findable if they should get lost

3 min read “A kind client brought us a small terrier she found in her neighborhood,” says Kyla Burkes, a Veterinary Technician at Firehouse 183. “We scanned him for a microchip, and luckily, he had one! "Using the microchip number, we were able to reach out to the...

How Stress Affects Your Cat
Contact us if your cat is experiencing these symptoms

4 min read   “Carriers cause stress for cats,” says Dr Brianna Armstrong, Medical Director of Firehouse’s newest location, Firehouse 183. “I’ve found a few things that can help cats get used to the space, like using catnip, Feliway, or treats to make it a place of...
A Feast for All Beasts  Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

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6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies   Dogs suffer more often than cats

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Goldie’s allergies strike in the summer. Her eyes get red and oozy, her paws swell, and her eating is disrupted. Goldie’s mom says, “everything is affected and she feels miserable.”  Firehouse doctors and vet tech, Mary, helped Goldie with an injection and...

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