Vaccines are an integral part of your pet's health regimen. They help safeguard against diseases that could otherwise be fatal or significantly affect your pet's quality of life. They are a preventive measure that can easily save you and your furry friend from the emotional stress and financial burden of dealing with a sick pet.
Keeping your pet safe from fleas and ticks is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Fortunately, there are various ways to protect your furry friend from these pesky parasites. In this post, we will explore the different methods of flea and tick prevention for pets so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for your furry friend.
Although you may prefer to groom your canine companions at home, having them professionally groomed can save you energy, time and stress. After all, it takes significant patience to groom a dog.
The world can be a scary place, especially for animals who may struggle to understand certain environments and situations. Socialization teaches your dog how to react to the world around it in a healthy, normal way and without unnecessary aggression or fear.
Every dog owner wants their dog to live a long, healthy and happy life, but did you know that brushing their teeth could make a difference to whether or not they’ll achieve this? Oral hygiene and proper dental care are just as important for dogs as they are for humans. Let’s look at the importance of teeth cleaning for dogs and find out if regularly brushing their teeth could help your canine companion to live longer.
Pet wellness exams are an important part of your pet’s preventative care. They allow your veterinarian to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of your pet and enable them to detect issues early before they potentially cause debilitating symptoms or become difficult and expensive to treat. This is important since many illnesses and diseases in animals don’t cause symptoms until they have progressed. Animals are also naturally inclined to try and mask any illness, making detection even more difficult.
The holidays are fast approaching and you may be making plans to celebrate with family and friends. However, if you aren’t able to take your pet with you on your festive break, you’re probably already thinking about who’s going to take care of them while you are away. Boarding facilities are widely considered to be the best option for pet owners who want to entrust their adored animals to trained, experienced and compassionate professionals.
Laser technology isn’t only used in human medicine. Veterinary experts have also discovered that the technique is just as effective at treating our animal friends. As a result, an increasing number of veterinarians are now offering laser treatment at their animal hospitals, including us at Vista Hills Animal Hospital.
There are a lot of different parasites that can affect our pets. However, there is arguably one that is more dangerous for dogs than any other – Heartworms. Heartworm disease occurs when an animal becomes infected with a parasitic worm called heartworm.