Selecting a Dog

While choosing a dog may seem as simple as whether you like their looks and personality, your dog-owning experience will be most enjoyable if you carefully consider which pet best suits your family, home, and lifestyle. The primary reason dogs are given up to animal shelters is unfulfilled expectations, so make an informed decision. Consider…

Vaccination FAQ

Just like children, dogs and cats need vaccinations against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Without proper vaccination, your pet is left unprotected from several highly contagious diseases such as canine distemper, parvovirus infection and respiratory tract infections. It also protects…

Considering Pet Insurance?

The Pet Mechanic recommends pet insurance to all our clients, especially the new puppies and kittens. The best way to get a great deal on your pet insurance is to insure your furry friend when they’re young and haven’t yet developed any health issues. Pet insurance can help by offsetting some or most of the…

Traveling with a Pet

Planning and preparation are important when traveling with family pets, and can make the difference between an enjoyable vacation or a nightmarish trip.  Follow our tips to ensure you and your pet get to your destination safely and successfully.  Traveling by Plane Q: What can I do to prepare my pet for air travel? A: The following…