May Is National Pet Month!

While you may feel like every month is pet month at your house, this special designation was created specifically to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership, support pet adoption and shine a light on the work of service animals. Some great ways to celebrate include: Adopt a pet – We have many great local […]

Beware the Lily–and Other Spring Dangers!

They’re beautiful and a sure sign of spring—but lilies can be deadly to cats, and they’re not the only spring dangers you should be aware of if you have companion animals: Grow your garden with care. Fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides can have ingredients that can make your pet very sick if they’re ingested. Also, many […]

Help Your Barker Survive the Bite (Rattlesnakes)

As the weather gets warmer, snakes will become more active and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter one basking in the sun. Rattlesnakes aren’t confined to rural areas, however—they can be found in cities, suburban parks, and riverside areas. Rattlesnake venom is extremely dangerous as it causes excessive swelling and death of the tissue surrounding […]

Isn’t It Time Your Pet Went Fear Free?

[HOSPITAL NAME] believes that a trip to the veterinarian doesn’t need to be a terrifying experience for your dog or cat! That’s why our doctors and staff members have completed extensive training and inspection so that we could become a certified Fear Free veterinary hospital. By using specific Fear Free techniques, we can reduce the […]

Parasites Are Gross. Here’s How to Keep Them Off Your Pet

(Fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, heartworm) Fleas. Ticks. Roundworm, heartworm and tapeworm. Our animals are a walking buffet to them, and once they’re on your dog or cat, it’s a short ride on the pet express to your home and family. Many of these parasites and the diseases they carry are zoonotic—meaning they can be transmitted […]

American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month

American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month happens every June to create awareness of the millions of awesome adoptable felines looking for fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues across the country. Here’s 6 great reasons why you should consider adding a cat to your life (and lap)! 3.2 million carts enter shelters and rescues every year, so adopting […]

International Turtle Day (May 23)

Shellebrate World Turtle Day May 23rd! Turtles may not fetch or be cuddly, but they make great pets for dedicated owners! Here’s why: There’s over 270 varieties of turtles and tortoises Always willing to pose for a “shell-fie” Turtles and tortoises are educational pets, you’ll learn a lot caring for them They love the sun […]

Leptospirosis: The Backyard Threat

There are very few diseases you can get directly from your pet, but one of them is especially easy to contract: leptospirosis, a highly contagious illness spread through the urine of infected wildlife. Dogs don’t even need to make contact with wildlife to get the disease—simply drinking water or ingesting dirt that’s contaminated with the […]

National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month V2

HEAD: It’s National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, and while you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, make sure you consider your pet’s reactions to the environment as well. Grass, dust and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this time of year, and […]

National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

HEAD: Is Your Pet Itching for Relief? / May is Allergy Awareness Month Lots of people struggle with allergies this time of year—but it’s not just people who suffer. Grass, dust, pollen and other environmental allergens affect many pets as well. Symptoms of allergies in pets are like our own: coughing, sneezing, and watery, itchy […]