Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers […]

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10 Easy Steps For Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth At Home

10 Easy Steps For Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth At Home

Most of the clients at Companion Animal Hospital are aware that February is Dental Month. We are offering dental cleanings and procedures at a discounted price all month long. The question remains, “How can I help keep plaque and bad breath under control between dental cleanings?” Below are a few steps on the proper way to brush your own dogs teeth to maintain healthy teeth […]

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Keep Your Pets Away From These!

Keep Your Pets Away From These!

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about the 4 different types of active ingredients found in these mouse and rat poisons. These poisons all work (and kill) in different ways, so pay heed! While the most common type of mouse poison (e.g., brodifacoum, bromadiolone, etc.) often affects your dog’s ability to clot properly, new EPA mandates by the government are reducing the availability of this specific […]

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Does My Indoor Cat Need Vaccinations? Yes.

Does My Indoor Cat Need Vaccinations? Yes.

We hear it all the time: “My cat stays indoors. Why does she need vaccinations?” It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? If cats don’t run the risk of encountering disease, why do they need core vaccines (or titers) every three years? Here are half-dozen good reasons your veterinarian wants you to keep your cat up-to-date on his or her vaccinations. 6 Reasons to Vaccinate Your cat could accidentally get […]

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National Dental Health Month: It Is Upon Us!

National Dental Health Month: It Is Upon Us!

What time is it? Please don’t say it’s “tooth-hurty.” It is National Dental Health Month! Here at Companion Animal Hospital, we believe in being proactive about your pet’s health. The ENTIRE month of February, Dr. Anderson is doing 10% off (or more) on all dental procedures. Call and speak with our reception team about getting your pet’s dental cleaning scheduled before the doctor is booked. What […]

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Urinary Blockage In Cats: A Real Emergency

Urinary Blockage In Cats: A Real 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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Is Your Cat Acting Strange? Here are 13 Reasons Why.

Is Your Cat Acting Strange? Here are 13 Reasons Why.

#1 Chattering You have probably heard your cat emit a fast and intense teeth chattering- especially when they spot a bird while gazing out of a window. Behaviorists speculate that this is because your cat is frustrated that they cannot get outside to hunt prey. They also may be excited and slightly aggravated. Others say that this strange jaw movement may be your kitty’s natural […]

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Don’t Let Your Dog “Hang-10” in the Kitchen

Don’t Let Your Dog “Hang-10” in the Kitchen

All dogs are guilty of “counter surfing.” Whether they are small, medium or large dogs, they just cannot resist seeing what is going on beyond their own sights. As we all know, canine have a very keen sense of smell. That casserole cooling on the counter is just irresistible. Dad is not the only one you should be worried about trying to steal a bite. […]

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Itchy Ears?

Itchy Ears?

Ear mites are extremely contagious, and puppies often catch them from their mother. Ear mites also affect cats, rabbits, ferrets, and other pets, and if one pet has ear mites, all animals in contact with that pet must be treated to prevent reinfestation. When left untreated, ear mites can lead to infections of the middle and inner ear which can damage hearing or affect balance. What […]

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What To Do If Your Dog Bites Another Dog

What To Do If Your Dog Bites Another Dog

How do you move ahead after one dog bites another dog? Are there strategies for handling and training a dog who can be aggressive toward other dogs? There is no single strategy that works for every dog who bites another dog. Instead, bite incidents are best addressed on an individual basis. One must assess the specific dog’s history and the circumstances around the aggressive incident and determine why the bite […]

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