Keeping My Animals Happy

  • Cold Weather Dog Care Tips

    23 January 2018

    When winter comes, it's easy to overlook the needs of your furry companion. Many people assume that because dogs have a nice warm fur coat, they don't really need much extra attention during the winter months. However, dogs can be affected by winter weather, just as much as people can. Extreme temperatures can lead to a visit to the pet hospital--not ideal! Here are some simple cold weather care tips to help your dog feel happy and healthy all winter long.

  • 3 Reasons To Schedule A Dental Appointment For Your Dog

    23 January 2018

    Dental appointments for your dog are one of the most vital parts of keeping your dog in the best possible health, but they are also very much neglected by many dog owners. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to schedule a dental appointment for your dog. It Can Keep Your Dog In Better Health The main reason to schedule a dental appointment for your dog is that it can keep your dog in better health.

  • Three Natural Ways To Ease Your Dog's Arthritis Pain

    23 January 2018

    If your dog has developed arthritis pain as he or she has aged, then there are medications you can give for relief. But what if your dog, like so many, is sensitive or allergic to these medications? Thankfully, there are other ways to provide your beloved pet with the relief he or she deserves. Here are three natural ways to ease your dog's arthritis pain. Acupressure Acupressure involves applying pressure to specific points along your dog's body in order to alter the flow of energy through these points.

  • Four Things To Do After Adopting A Shelter Dog

    21 January 2018

    Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a great way to give an animal a new lease on life. However, there are a few things you should plan to do in the days and weeks after getting your new buddy. Use this guide to give your shelter rescue the right foundation for a happy, healthy life with you. Schedule A Vet Visit While some shelters provide basic veterinary care for animals before they are adopted, it's a good idea to take your dog to the local animal hospital for a checkup.

  • Urinary Problems In Dogs: What You Need To Know

    18 January 2018

    Dogs typically have no problems urinating when they need to, but if you notice that your dog is struggling to urinate, it may have a problem that requires immediate attention from an animal hospital. If you notice that your dog keeps trying to urinate and hardly anything is coming out, you should take it to a veterinarian for help quickly. Causes of Urinary Problems in Dogs There are several causes for urinary problems in dogs, and the two most common causes are bacterial infections and cystitis.

  • 3 Reasons To See A Vet Between Routine Wellness Exams

    17 January 2018

    For most healthy pets, there is no need to come in to see a vet more than once or twice a year for those routine health and wellness exams. Still, there are some potential reasons why you may need to make an appointment with your vet in between those routine appointments. Your Pet Needs Updated Vaccines Keep an eye on your pet's vaccination schedule. While some vaccinations will line up with your pet's next wellness exam, there may be some that are due before then.

  • Spay Or Neuter Surgery For Your Pet: What To Expect

    16 January 2018

    Whether you've recently adopted a new pet or plan on doing so in the near future, one fact remains: you'll want to have your new pet spayed or neutered as soon as possible if this isn't already being taken care of by the shelter or other agency from which you're adopting. Having your pet spayed or neutered not only reduces your pet's risk of developing certain reproductive cancers down the road, but it also means doing your part to prevent unwanted litters.