Introducing Your Shelter Cat to Your Current Cat

Introducing Your Shelter Cat to Your Current Cat

It's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Cat owners know that feline friends are purr-fect companions. If you're planning on bringing home a shelter cat, here are our tips for a smooth introduction to your current cat.  Step 1: Create separate resource areas for each cat Your...

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Keeping Separation Anxiety From Developing in Your Puppy

Keeping Separation Anxiety From Developing in Your Puppy

Spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many people to add a new furry family member. If you're the proud human to a new puppy, we bet you're enjoying all of the cuddly, playful time with your tiny canine. Yet when restrictions...

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Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Sign of a Problem?

Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Sign of a Problem?

The last Friday in April is Hairball Awareness Day. Cats are known to cough up the occasional hairball, but feline owners ought to know what excessive hairballs might mean. Small piles of vomit mixed with fur are often mistaken for hairballs, so owners...

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

What Pet Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

You may be worried about how to keep your pet safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following three facts will help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during these troubling times.#1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Attention to our Valued Clients: Due to the State of Emergency in Onondaga and the surrounding counties. Your friends at SSVH are trying to keep our staff, patients, and clients as healthy as possible. At this point, we have temporarily updated our business hours:...

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Why is Socializing Your Puppy So Important?

Why is Socializing Your Puppy So Important?

One of the best ways to show your new puppy some love is through proper socialization. What does this mean, and how can you successfully socialize your little four-legged friend? Without positively exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds, people, pets,...

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3 Ways to Prevent Spring Parasites

3 Ways to Prevent Spring Parasites

Although year-round parasite prevention is essential when it comes to your pet's health, spring is an especially critical time for protection. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes will surge as temperatures start to warm up. These external parasites can carry and...

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Figuring Out Your Cat’s Body Language

Figuring Out Your Cat’s Body Language

Your cat speaks volumes through her body language. Her whiskers, tail, posture, ears, and more are all saying something. Read on to learn how you can figure out what your feline pal is saying to you.Signs of an alert, happy catA happy cat seeking attention...

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Busting Winter Boredom with Indoor Fun

Busting Winter Boredom with Indoor Fun

As winter continues and the cold weather lingers around Cicero, your pets are probably spending more time indoors. With less outside playtime and less exciting things like birds to observe through the living room window, your furry friends may be getting a...

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