Pet Fire Safety

Pet Fire Safety

Protecting Your Pets from Potential Danger Home fires are the most common disaster that the American Red Cross responds to – and also the most preventable. The best way to protect your pets from the effects of a fire is to include them in your family plan. This includes having their own disaster supplies kit as well as arranging in advance for a safe place […]

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Urinary Blockages in Cats, It is an EMERGENCY!

Urinary Blockages in Cats, It is an EMERGENCY!

A urinary blockage occurs when there is an obstruction in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. When this happens it is difficult or impossible for a cat to empty the bladder, making it a life-threatening emergency. If your cat is having trouble urinating (see list below), do not delay in having him or her checked by Dr. […]

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Give Your Cat A Bird Bath!

Give Your Cat A Bird Bath!

Simple Cat Bathing Tips: Washing Your Cat Without Getting Clawed to Death! Some cats LOVE water! It’s that time again: Time to give your cat a bath! After all, we all need a good bath or shower every now and again, right? Though cats are generally very clean animals, they sometimes get into things they are not supposed to (for example, car grease). Many people […]

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Fireworks, Anxiety and Your Dogs

Fireworks, Anxiety and Your Dogs

Fireworks might be awe-inspiring for some people, but many dogs are scared of fireworks and find the sound and spectacle of them terrifying. Dog fireworks anxiety can leave your pets in a panicked state.   It should go without saying that anxious dogs don’t belong at fireworks displays, but even dogs that are at home can be overwhelmed by the noise, especially if the neighbors […]

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GIARDIASIS, DOGS, CATS & PEOPLE

GIARDIASIS, DOGS, CATS & PEOPLE

Giardia is a tiny parasite that lives in the intestines of various animals.                       Giardia Cyst                                     Trophozoite Giardia is passed in the feces of animals in the form of a cyst that is resistant to many environmental extremes. These cysts are scattered through the environment in feces or fecal-contaminated water. These cysts are infectious when passed, and upon ingestion by […]

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Community is Key!

Community is Key!

As many of our clients know, Companion Animal Hospital now provides a fully-operational online pharmacy for our clients and patients. We provide prescription medications, supplements, flea & tick preventatives, heartworm preventatives and even prescription and non-prescription diets. The list goes on. Our hospital strives to be a one-stop shop for our clients. Please visit www.companionpetstn.com and click the “Shop Now” link at the top of […]

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Pet Appreciation Week!

Pet Appreciation Week!

  Have you heard? The time is here! The first week of June is National Pet Appreciation Week. Webster’s Dictionary defines appreciation as a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude.  Googling the word appreciation turned up this definition: the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. It can be so easy to get involved in the day to day responsibilities of life, […]

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Dementia in Senior Dogs: 5 Ways to Deal With the Effects

Dementia in Senior Dogs: 5 Ways to Deal With the Effects

Confusion, disorientation, dogzheimers. Call it what you will, but canine dementia (known clinically as canine cognitive dysfunction) can be a serious problem. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from many of the same symptoms: Sleep-wake cycle disturbances Generalized anxiety Lower threshold for aggression Decreased activity levels Inappropriate vocalization (howling, barking or whining) Repetitive behaviors (pacing) Elimination disorders Staring at walls Fewer social interactions Disorientation (getting “lost” in […]

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UC Davis study: Homemade feline diets nutritionally inadequate

UC Davis study: Homemade feline diets nutritionally inadequate

Not only do these diets lack essential nutrients, some may contain ingredients toxic to cats. May 07, 2019 By dvm360.com staff DVM360 MAGAZINE A study performed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that many homemade cat food recipes didn’t include all the nutrients cats need, and they potentially contain ingredients that are toxic to cats, according to a release from the university. Published in the May […]

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Why Do Some Cats Get Crystals?

Why Do Some Cats Get Crystals?

Crystalluria in Cats   Crystalluria is a medical condition where crystals are expelled into the urine. The detection of urinary crystals is not synonymous with kidney stones or the clinical signs associated with them, nor is detection of urine crystals irrefutable evidence of a stone-forming tendency, but there is some association with an increased risk for kidney stones in animals that are afflicted with crystalluria. […]

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