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The Importance of Good Manners     

Dr. Al Townshend Good manners are an essential part of getting along in society. We all need to get along and respect one another. Our pets need good manners for the same reasons; however, dogs and cats need good manners to get along with humans, and they need a different set of manners to live […]

Between Annual Veterinary Visits    

 Dr. Al Townshend The veterinarian is a trusted advocate for the health and well-being of every pet. They have the training, knowledge, expertise, and tools to examine an animal on the outside and the inside. They recommend vaccination schedules, check for parasites, and draw blood to ensure all organs and bodily functions are working efficiently […]

Enriching a Cat’s Life    

Dr. Al Townshend The feline species has been around for some 25-35 million years. It has only been within the last 10-12,000 years that cats began their relationship with humans, and a short 70-80 years since cats have been inside the home. Living indoors is a much more secure and safe environment than fending for […]

Going to the Bathroom Outside the Litter Box   

Dr. Al Townshend Pet Guardians are committed to the health and happiness of their cherished canine and feline companions. Bathroom protocol for most dogs generally requires regular trips outside to do their business. Cats are mostly inside and require an appealing litter box that encourages them to perform their natural scratching and dancing to get […]

Managing Feline Hairballs    

Dr. Al Townshend No one likes to hear the hacking and regurgitation sounds that occur when a kitty is bringing up a slimy hairball. We hate to have our treasured feline experience such distress, and cleaning up after a hairball is no fun for the Guardian. Because cats are usually fastidious groomers, and their tongues […]

Why is a Pet’s Behavior so Important?     

 Dr. Al Townshend Our pets often become one of our best friends, and it makes sense. They shower us with their love, affection and devotion. After a hard day’s work, when coming home, who is at the door ready to great us with a gracious welcome as if we have been away for an eternity? […]

A Pet’s Behavior Needs Direction     

Dr. Al Townshend Helping to shape a child’s behavior is a part of being a good parent. Our canine and feline family members also need guidance in proper behavior to become an accepted and valued part of the family. The famous humorist Will Rogers said it best; “Dogs were placed on this earth to please […]

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Prevention   

Dr. Al Townshend Urinary problems in cats are an all-too-common and costly condition. It has been estimated that once a veterinarian has diagnosed a feline, there is a 50% chance the condition will reoccur. Doing all the Guardian can do to prevent the problem from initially occurring and warding off a reoccurrence is essential for […]

Eyes, Ears, and Smell Keep Our Pets Safe     

Dr. Al Townshend Our canine and feline companions have evolved as predators. Sharp eyesight, a keen sense of smell, and acute hearing were essential for survival. While the domestic dog and cat no longer rely on these senses for survival today, they are still critically dependent on them. Vision, smell, and hearing are essential for […]

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