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.
Just like humans, dogs need plenty of exercise to be healthy. There is only so much exercise that an animal can get while indoors. Pets are often reliant on their owners to take them outside and help them reap the benefits of physical activity.
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.