Caring for Your Dog’s Paw Pads

Caring for Your Dog’s Paw Pads

Credit: Zoetis Think of your dog’s paw pads as their foundation — paw pads help your dog keep their balance, protect them from injuring sensitive skin on their feet and between their toes, and insulate against hot and cold temperatures. It’s important to regularly check your dog’s paw pads and care for them so they can continue exploring pain-free. Your dog’s paw pads are just […]

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How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

Credit: Zoetis Does your cat’s breath smell like an abandoned fish market? Jokes aside, keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy can help to prevent periodontal disease and other health problems (beyond bad breath). Learning how to brush your cat’s teeth is just one step to preventing these health problems before they start. Why You Should Brush Your Cat’s Teeth Imagine not brushing your teeth […]

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Orthopedic Surgery for Dogs

Orthopedic Surgery for Dogs

Credit: Zoetis Orthopedic surgery is any surgery that involves your dog’s skeletal system and the bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage associated with it. Orthopedic surgery aims to improve your dog’s quality of life by easing pain, re-establishing function and stability, and bettering your dog’s range of motion. While many orthopedic issues can be managed using medications and/or non-surgical treatments, there are times that […]

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How to Recognize and Treat Cat Conjunctivitis

How to Recognize and Treat Cat Conjunctivitis

Credit: Zoetis Almost all cats, at some point in life, will experience an episode of conjunctivitis (sometimes called pink eye). It doesn’t matter if you’re human or feline — having eye issues is an uncomfortable and miserable feeling — but there’s plenty you and your veterinarian can do to treat conjunctivitis and have your cat feeling better in no time. What is Conjunctivitis in Cats? […]

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Pet Insurance, Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

Pet Insurance, Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

As a full service veterinary hospital there are many questions we are asked with regularity. One of them is, “How old does my pet have to be to begin vaccines?”, another is, “Does my pet really have to be seen by the doctor before medication can be prescribed?” Most of these questions are very easy to answer, and we answer them daily. But a more […]

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What You Should Know About Cat Fights, Bites and Antibiotics

What You Should Know About Cat Fights, Bites and Antibiotics

  We cannot stress enough the importance of having your cat evaluated if they have been bitten by another cat. Since this is such a common injury in cats, all cat owners should know why cat bite wounds need to be treated by your veterinarian and the importance of systemic antibiotics for cat bite wound treatment. Why Are Cat Bite Injuries so Common? Cat bites […]

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7 Safety Tips for Your Puppy’s First Christmas

7 Safety Tips for Your Puppy’s First Christmas

Nothing brings on the holly jollies like sharing the celebrations with a new puppy. However, it’s important to remember that puppies are as mischievous as they are adorable. Perhaps more than any other holiday, Christmas presents a host of potential puppy hazards, from toxic foods to dangerous décor. Here are some holiday safety tips for celebrating your puppy’s first Christmas. 1. Beware of the Bar   Whether […]

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Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are EXCITED at Companion Animal Hospital! There are so many holiday related accidents that we see around Christmas time. Aunt Linda may have fed Buddy and too many fatty scraps from her plate even though she was politely asked not to do that. Now Buddy has a light case of colitis or even pancreatitis. Sassy may have […]

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It’s Play Time!

It’s Play Time!

Games for Senior Dogs: 7 Fun Ways to Get Your Older Dog Moving Who says old dogs don’t have a good time? Try these stimulating games to get your senior pup moving around and having fun.  By Caitlin Crittenden via Petful Your senior dog may be slowing down, but older dogs need physical and mental exercise, too. Try one of the fun games for senior dogs […]

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Is Your Dog At Risk For Lyme Disease?

Is Your Dog At Risk For Lyme Disease?

By: Dr. Karen Stasiak As the weather warms up, deer ticks that have been lying dormant over the winter are beginning their nymph life stage. This means they’re at the prime stage to bite and potentially transmit Lyme disease to you and your dogs. Adult deer ticks can be active in the fall, winter, and early spring when ambient air temperatures exceed 40 degrees, so […]

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