Can You Board A Dog Recovering From Surgery?


Is it okay to board your dog after they've received surgery? There isn't a clear yes or no answer to this question, and a lot of it depends on the nature of your dog's surgery, along with when the surgery was performed. Once your pooch is on the road to recovery, it should be fine to board your dog without jeopardizing their recovery, as long as certain considerations are followed.

11 December 2020

When An Itty-Bitty Kitty Is An Underdog: How To Care For A Runt That's Been Kicked Out Of The Litter


Runts can be straggly, sickly, and small, but to many humans, they've just as much right to survive as their healthy siblings. If you've happened upon a runt that requires rescuing, your chivalry is admirable; however, you should proceed with guided caution. Why The Mamma Cat Leaves The Runt Out There are many reasons a mother cat may abandon an offspring, and she may know something that isn't immediately obvious to a human bystander:

18 November 2020

A Falling Feline: Cat High-Rise Syndrome


It's hardly a shock that cats are regularly listed as one of the best possible pets for apartment living. They can live quite happily in the confines of your apartment and don't need anything like a daily walk. But apartment living for cats can sometimes result in injuries when your feline takes too much of an interest in the outside world. Have you heard of cat high-rise syndrome? Low and Medium Heights

20 October 2020

What Floppy-Ear Dog Owners Should Know About Ear Infections


Are you the owner of a dog who has floppy ears? As cute as those ears may be, they are at a higher risk for infection than ears that stick straight up. Not every dog with floppy ears will end up with an ear infection, many do — so as an owner, this is a problem to at least be aware of. Here are the basic facts that you should know.

11 September 2020

Arthritis And Your Dog: What You Should Know


If you have a dog that is getting up there in years, you may be concerned about their overall health and well-being. One of the most common health issues to affect older dogs of virtually every breed is arthritis. Arthritis is a condition that can have a major impact on your dog's well-being and overall quality of life. However, this does not mean that it is hopeless if your dog does develop arthritis at some point in their life.

7 August 2020

What You Should Know About Pancreatitis In Dogs


Pancreatitis is a condition that most dog owners do not know much about. Some have probably never even heard of it. However, it can be quite a serious condition for your dog. Learn some of the important facts about pancreatitis and its treatment options. Then, if your dog ever shows signs of pancreatitis, you can get them to an animal hospital such as Kenmore Veterinary Hospital as soon as possible for treatment and care.

17 July 2020

Infection Warning Signs After Your Cat Has Had Surgery


Most cats will breeze through the average surgical treatment and will come out the other end just fine, especially if they're given their antibiotics properly. However, in some rare cases, an infection can still develop at an incision site. If you're looking after your cat after surgery, you should know how to recognize the signs of infection. Time is of the essence in treating an infection, so take a look at these signs.

16 June 2020

Does Your Dog Have An Ear Infection? How To Alleviate The Discomfort And Help Them Heal


If your dog has scratching at its ears, there's a good chance it has an ear infection. Unfortunately, it's not easy to schedule a veterinary appointment right now. Not only that, you might not be ready to venture out yet. If you're unable to get your dog to the vet right away, here are some steps you can take to care for their ear infection.  Keep the Ears Clean If your dog has an ear infection, ramp up the cleaning.

18 May 2020

3 Essential Considerations Before Adopting A New Pet


Have you been feeling lonely lately? Are you thinking about getting a pet to help alleviate some of that loneliness? Although it's not a solution that works for everyone, many people do find that having a pet helps to prevent loneliness and partially alleviates stress. But before you hop out and adopt the first cute pet that you see, there are some things that you need to consider. These things may or may not be obvious to all people but that doesn't decrease their importance.

31 March 2020

4 Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Dog's Teeth


As they age, dogs sometimes develop tooth issues, such as decay and lost teeth. While there is no single thing you can do to guarantee that your dog won't develop these problems as he ages, there are steps you can take earlier in your dog's life to decrease the risk of later ailments. 1. Feed them dental care treats. Dogs are meant to chew. In the wild, they would be eating prey that requires a lot of chewing.

18 March 2020