Talking With Pet Doctors

  • What Should You Do If Your Pet Has a Swollen Abdomen?

    28 July 2022

    Petting an animal is about so much more than companionship and comfort. It also helps pet owners identify a variety of problems that their pets could be experiencing. While petting your cat or dog, you might feel that its stomach is swollen. If you notice that your pet's stomach is swollen, it's vital to take them to the vet as soon as possible. Many of the potential health issues are serious, and it is important that you look for other symptoms that could indicate a health issue.

  • Three Indicators That Your Dog Could Have Arthritis

    9 May 2022

    Arthritis is a concern for many dogs, especially as they get older. Like humans, arthritis can affect your pet's mobility and quality of life. Your local veterinarian can treat your dog's arthritis in a number of ways, helping to improve the animal's quality of life. Your vet will likely detect early signs of arthritis if you take your dog for regular check-ups. However, if you're not in the habit of visiting the veterinary clinic regularly, it's possible for your dog to develop arthritis and suffer from it until detection.

  • Three Benefits Of Texting With Your Veterinarian

    3 March 2022

    When you need advice about your pet in a non-emergency situation, you typically have a few options at your disposal. One thing to do is contact your local animal hospital to ask if you're able to exchange text messages with a veterinarian. More and more clinics are offering this service, which may be something that you wish to pursue. While there will be some parameters to follow, you'll appreciate being able to share some information about your pet via text and receive professional advice in a short period of time.

  • Groom Your Dog Properly: 3 Tips

    14 December 2021

    Your dog should be groomed in order to keep its skin and fur healthy. Grooming will help keep its paws healthy and to ensure its overall health and well-being. If you aren't bathing your dog, there could be a lot of dirt on the skin or your dog could have dry skin, which is going to cause it to itch. If you aren't trimming your dog's nails, it may walk differently and it can lead to hip or leg issues.

  • How to Know if Your Dog Has a Sinus Infection

    7 October 2021

    You might be wondering how to tell if your dog has a sinus infection. It can be hard to know for sure, but there are many signs that you should watch out for. This article will list the most common symptoms of sinus infections in dogs, and give information on what you can do about it. Where are Your Dog's Sinuses Located? A dog's sinuses are located in the head, behind the eyes, and above the nasal cavity.

  • What to Do if Your Dog Is Stung by a Bee

    18 August 2021

    Bees are just about everywhere during the warm weather months and if you have a curious dog, it may end up getting too close to these buzzing pests and it could be a deadly disaster. These pests can sting your dog, leaving swollen welts or worse. If your dog does happen to stumble upon a bee or a bee's nest, there are things you can do to help your dog if it gets stung.

  • Tips To Help You Communicate More Clearly With Your Vet

    24 June 2021

    Your pet cannot speak English, so it is your job to speak on their behalf. The most important time to be able to speak clearly for your pet is when you are speaking with their veterinarian. So, how can you communicate with the vet as clearly as possible? Here are a few tips. Write down notes before the appointment. Often, people get a little nervous when they bring their pets to the vet.

  • Taking A Shy Dog To The Vet

    29 April 2021

    Every dog reacts a little differently to visiting the vet. Some dogs are excited to see the vet, wagging their tail and greeting them like a best friend. Other dogs act a little defensive and aggressive. And still other dogs seem to act really shy when they visit the vet. They may cower in the corner, try to resist walking into the exam room, and try to jump into your arms as the vet examines them.

  • Signs You Need To Take Your Pet Cat To The Animal Hospital

    5 August 2020

    When you own a cat, you own a creature that should give you many years of joy. Cats in domestic households can live up to two decades, although cats that are allowed outside are known to live less long. Taking your cat to the vet for routine care is just one way you can help manage their health and keep your cat vital and strong. Here are signs your cat needs to go to the vet outside the normal checkup times.

  • What Happens When Your Dog Gets Their Teeth Professionally Cleaned

    18 October 2019

    If you own a dog, in addition to cleaning your dog's teeth yourself, you should also take your dog in for professional cleanings, performed by your vet. When you take your dog in for a dental cleaning, you should expect them to review your dog's medical history, put your dog under anesthesia, and then scale and polish your dog's teeth.  Review Dog's Medical History  The first thing that will happen when you take your dog to get their teeth professionally cleaned is the veterinarian will review your dog's medical history.