Compulsive Licking, Biting, and Scratching in Dogs

A dog licking his paw.

Scratching the occasional itch behind his ears or vigorously licking his chops at dinnertime is perfectly normal dog behavior for your canine companion. But if he starts to incessantly scratch, lick, or even bite part of his body, it’s time to schedule a checkup

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The Best Pets for Kids

Best pets for kids.

Caring for a pet is a rewarding experience that teaches children responsibility, empathy, and compassion. When choosing your child’s first pet, careful consideration should be given to the amount and type of care the pet will require, and the ability of your child (and the rest of the family) to provide it.

The pet experts at Marketplace Veterinary Hospital have put together some tips to guide you and your child toward finding the perfect pet.

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Ready to Adopt a New Kitten? Of Course You Are!

A cute kitten waiting for its forever home.

Few things compare to the lovely sweetness of a new kitten. On the adorability scale, kittens are truly off the charts. What they lack in the coordination and life experience departments, they make for with their overwhelming playfulness, curiosity, and innocence. These special features make them irresistible to humans. 

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More Than Words: The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog licking owner's face.

Generally speaking, people love perks. Who doesn’t love a little kick-back for participation or a monthly bonus? Adopting a dog is a perfect example of this. We think we’re doing a good thing for others, but the real reward comes back to us tenfold. The tremendous, long-lasting, and far-reaching benefits of dog ownership simply cannot be overstated.

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Proper Kitten Care Impacts All Stages of Life

Kitten care.

One of the best examples of the cause-and-effect law is preventive health care. We can see it either promotes longevity or, in its absence, contributes to disease. When it comes to establishing a pet’s wellness, we can set into motion many aspects that will support lifelong health. The concept of kitten care might sound like an absolute delight (and it is!), but it’s also a bridge to an adult cat’s health and wellness. 

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Puppy Care Leads the Way to Lifelong Health

Puppy care.

Most of us would be hard-pressed to come up with anything that’s better than a warm, squishy, sweet puppy. While they are perfect in every way, shape, and form, puppies have significant needs that require minute-by-minute understanding and attention. Without a proactive approach to puppy care, they may not get on the right track to long-term wellness. Luckily, we can help with that!

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Get to Know Our Comprehensive Pet Wellness Plans At MarketPlace Vet

A woman holds a kitten.

Wellness care is the foundation of a lifelong of health and well-being for your pet. It encompasses a range of routine care such as examinations, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and much more. Preventive care helps to catch disease or problems early to prevent them from becoming serious and focuses on the complete health of your pet.

Since we are all about wellness at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital, we offer affordable and comprehensive wellness plans for cats and dogs. This is why we want to spotlight them, so you and your pet can take advantage of these great plans.

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Simple Steps for Successful Housetraining

Housetraining El Doroado Hills Dog

Teaching a new puppy or adult dog the ropes when it comes to basic commands, the rules of the home, and of course housetraining, are all keys in raising a well adjusted dog. Training dogs also requires repetition and consistency to establish those basic training needs for life. 

The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is here to give you some simple suggestions to successfully house training dogs. Let’s get started!

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