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Why is Pet Dental Hygiene So Important?

Most people know that dental hygiene can be critical to their overall health. Unfortunately, many pet owners do not know the same applies to their animal companions. They schedule regular dental cleanings to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy but often overlook their pets’ dental hygiene.

Do Indoor Cats Need Vet Visits?

Is it time to take your furry friend to the vet? Sometimes, people misguidedly assume that indoor cats do not need to go to the veterinarian. It is true that cats typically contract contagious feline diseases through contact with other animals outside. Nevertheless, vet visits for indoor cats are essential for many reasons, from administering vaccines to catching issues before they become serious.

How Often Should I Take My Dog to Get Their Teeth Cleaned?

Besides protecting the pet’s dental health, professional cleanings can help prevent serious health issues. Cleaning your dog’s teeth at home is necessary, but it is not adequate. Dental cleanings help remove bacteria and plaque trapped in hard-to-reach areas. 

How Do I Prepare My Pet for an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a non-invasive way of evaluating and diagnosing issues with your pet’s internal organs. They are gentle and painless. The technology transmits sound waves into the pet’s body, producing images of a specific body part. 

What Is the Procedure for Microchipping Your Pet?

A microchip is a form of identification for your pet, a way for you to find them whenever they get lost. Losing a furry friend is painful for those who love them. For this reason, you want them to have some way to lead them back to you. Here are some of the steps you will go through with your pet during microchipping.

How Can Vets Help With Pet Pain Management?

Advances in veterinary medicine have helped broaden pain management for pets. It has become an essential discipline within veterinary practices. Effective pain management promotes quick recovery and healing.

How Can I Help My Dog With Itchy Ears?

Your dog's ears are prone to various health problems. Some of these ear problems can lead to itching and discomfort for your dog. You can do a few things to make sure your dog's ears are in good shape. Among these are regular ear inspections and cleaning. 

Do Older Dogs and Cats Still Need Vaccinations?

Many pet owners want to know whether their senior pets still require vaccinations. As with many things in vet medicine, this is not a yes or no situation. Pet owners should take their pets for vaccination several times throughout their lives. 

First Steps After Getting a New Dog

Getting a new dog is a very exciting time in your life, but the first few days and weeks after bringing them home can be stressful. Your furry companion will need time to get used to their new environment, find their way around, and figure out (from cues by you) what they are and aren’t allowed to do.

How Does Pet Care Change as My Dog Becomes a Senior?

Getting older is an unavoidable part of life, and as we age, many of us start to notice changes in our behavior, in our health, and in our ability to carry out certain activities. This often means that we need to adapt in order to continue functioning normally and living life to the full. Just like humans, our pets need special care as they get older. Here’s what you need to know about how pet care changes as your dog becomes a senior animal.  

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