Protect your dog against Lyme disease

Ticks “hitch” a ride on our pets by sticking out their “thumbs” and jumping on board. Protect your dog against Lyme disease transmitted by some of these hitchhikers! Outdoor activities are always better when our four legged friends are with us. Whether we are walking, running, swimming, or just lounging around the yard, life is

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August 15 is Check the Chip Day!

You may have heard that giving your pet a permanent form of identification, or a microchip, is a great idea for any pet in your family. August 15, 2016, is a day dedicated to reminding pet owners that registration and keeping your contact information updated is just as important as microchipping. We see so many

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Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Vaccinations are an important part of your dog’s or catʼs healthcare routine. At VIP Petcare, we believe ongoing vaccinations throughout the life of your pet are critical to its health and happiness. Cats and dogs need regular vaccinations to prevent diseases than can shorten their life. Our staff is knowledgeable and educated about what vaccines

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Clear the Shelters on July 23!

VIP Petcare and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations have teamed up to help Clear the Shelters! Join us on Saturday, July 23, at hundreds of participating animal shelters across the country to find new homes for thousands of pets! Participating shelters will be offering low cost or zero cost adoptions as part of this event. This

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Make your pet’s 4th of July Holiday “ Independent” of Accidents and Danger

Proper ID is essential: If you dog jumps ship, make sure he has a chip! Make sure your pet has a microchip! July 5th is one of the business days at Animal Shelters across the nation. Pets frightened by fireworks often run and get lost. Having your pet microchipped is the best way to have

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Heartworm Awareness

For a variety of reasons, even in regions of the country where winters are cold or the climate is dry, the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round Heartworm prevention. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are fairly large worms (can grow up to 14 inches long) that, in adulthood, live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected

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