Traveling with pets during the holidays can be stressful, but it’s often better than leaving them at home. Many people don’t realize that pets get very anxious when their owners leave, so taking them with you is an excellent idea. Check out these tips on how to safely travel with your pets during the holidays.
When you own a cat or dog, it’s your job to make sure they’re in good health, and that includes dental health. A surprising number of pet owners don’t consider dental health an important part of pet guardianship unless the animal shows signs of obvious distress. Discover five common misconceptions about pet dental health.
Osteoarthritis is a common condition found in both dogs and cats, though it is more common in dogs, affecting about 25 percent of the population. Arthritis is a lifelong condition that affects joint function, though there are treatments that can mitigate the problem if applied early enough. Learn why early recognition of canine osteoarthritis is important.
Pet owners rarely stop to think about what would happen if they needed to board their pet in an emergency. Unfortunately, it happens more often than most people would like. Some reasons for emergency pet boarding are positive, like a last-minute vacation or a fun work trip.
But many times, emergency pet boarding happens for less happy reasons, like surprise visits to the emergency room or a fire. Make sure you bring these five things when boarding your pet last minute.
No pet owner wants to think about their beloved pet getting injured, but it’s better to be prepared than caught off guard. If your dog or cat needs to visit the emergency hospital, you’ll be responsible for getting them there safely. Follow these tips for transporting an injured pet in an emergency.
Urinary problems are some of pet owners’ least favorite reasons to visit the veterinarian. Not only can it mean having a pet who’s in pain, but it sometimes means finding your pet’s urine in an unusual place. Here’s how to know if your cat has a urinary tract infection and what to do.
Anyone who has ever undergone a dental procedure knows that it’s hard to return to “business as usual” after the procedure is done. We tend to be groggy from the anesthetic, and eating food proves to be a challenge. The same is true of our pets. And as their owners, it’s our job to ensure they receive the care they need to recover. Our guide for caring for your pet after a dental procedure will help you get started.
No one likes being out of commission after a major surgery, especially dogs. Those long days of not getting to run around outside or jump up in your lap can take a toll on your dog’s patience—and yours. The key to helping your dog make the most of their recovery time begins by knowing the timeline of recovery for canine luxating patella surgery. This helps you understand how to treat your dog throughout the entire process.
Whether dashing around a park or sniffing strangers, our dogs are always looking to explore the world. While that energy and curiosity are endearing qualities, they can potentially get our canine companions in trouble. This is especially the case when they need to rest after a TPLO surgery.
For most of us, going to the dentist is not the highlight of our week. Even so, we work up the motivation and make the appointment because we know the cost and temporary discomfort are worth it for good dental health.
Antelope Valley Medical Center Team