Behavior & Training Dog Begging for Food? Here’s What to Do.

Behavior & Training Dog Begging for Food? Here’s What to Do.

Credit: Zoetis You cook a delicious meal and sit down to enjoy it, only to look over and find those big puppy eyes watching you. Dogs begging for food at the table is something most dog owners can relate to. It’s a behavior that many people would like to stop, as it can be disconcerting to have your pup stare at you while you eat. […]

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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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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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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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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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Does Weather Affect the Mood of Your Pet? Keep Them From Getting the Rainy Day Blues.

By: Animal Fair Don’t let your dog feel like this!   We all know that our moods can change as quickly as the weather outside. And it’s actually been proven that as the seasons come and go, they take our happiness with them. Studies have shown that twenty percent of Americans admit to feeling more depressed during the winter time; a condition that has been given […]

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Springtime Safety Tips

A post by the ASPCA Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your […]

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Intestinal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks… Oh my!!

They’re creepy, they’re crawly…and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet’s blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) include plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, bartonellosis and others. That’s why it’s […]

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What To Expect During Your Pet’s Exam

Just like at your doctor’s office visit, our staff will want to get your pet’s weight. It is important that the get an updated weight every time the pet comes in to the building. This ensures we can accurately provide medications and monitor the weight gain or weight loss of a pet. Either can be an obvious sign of a medical issue. When it comes […]

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