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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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

By: Dr. Sam Gilbert Pet owners often wonder ‘why’ when it comes to their dogs and cats. One very common ‘why’ that many dog owners ask is, “Why does my dog eat grass?” While there are many dogs that do it, the answer is not a simple one, and mostly speculation. But it’s important to understand what may be behind your dog’s grass eating and […]

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Dog Popsicle Recipes

Dog Popsicle Recipes

By: Dr. Sam Gilbert With the dog days of summer upon us, there aren’t many things more refreshing than cooling down with a popsicle. Dogs also love frozen treats, but many traditional popsicles — store‐bought or homemade — are either high in sugar or contain ingredients that are dangerous to dogs. Ingredients to be mindful of avoiding when creating your own homemade dog popsicles include (but are […]

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Come On In! See What Is New!

Come On In! See What Is New!

We are so happy to have our clients and patients back in the building. It does not seem real how much time has passed. Many of you have told us over the passed year and a half how much you have missed the staff, and we have missed you all too! There are many new and interesting products and services that Companion Animal Hospital is […]

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Common Reasons For Panting

Common Reasons For Panting

Panting is a typical doggie behavior, but you may wonder why it occurs, or whether your pet’s panting is excessive or unusual. Researchers have looked at dog panting to determine its causes; what they discovered may surprise you. What Is Panting in Dogs? Moderate to rapid open-mouthed respiration is a normal dog and puppy behavior that lowers body temperature and also gets oxygen into the dog’s bloodstream. […]

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Regular Training for Hospital Staff

Dear Valued Client: Veterinary medicine continues to grow and develop. Economists expect the veterinary services market to continue aggressive growth well into the future. COVID has certainly had a positive effect on people adopting cats and dogs, so veterinary demand continues an upward trend. There are new opportunities, products and procedures that enter the market with regularity. At Companion Animal Hospital we take personal and […]

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