Community Animal Hospital Blog

Pet First Aid: Preparedness

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Seeing your pet become sick or injured can be a very stressful experience.  Taking the right first steps to care for your pet are critical to their road to recovery.  In these situations, asking “Siri” or “Dr. Google” what to do may not necessarily be in your pet’s best interest.  The goal of this blog […]

Does itching = allergies?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Every year, pet health insurance companies review what were the most common diseases, prompting a visit to a veterinary clinic.  Skin allergies are consistently in the top few reasons.  This is definitely the case for the 2015 stats posted by VPI pet insurance (see full list here).  In fact 2 of the other top 5 reasons, […]

Feline Spring Safety Tips

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

It’s 72º outside today and finally feels like Spring!  I can’t wait to enjoy some nice Spring weather, the same I’m sure goes for many of my feline patients!  Some cats are strictly indoors, which is certainly a safer life style, while some cats enjoy the excitement of the indoor/outdoor life.  Each lifestyle exposes your […]

Pets Need Dental Care Too!

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Periodontal (dental) disease is an extremely common problem in dogs and cats.  Over 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 2, will develop this problem.  Some breeds of dogs are specifically predisposed to mouth and teeth problems, like the Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier, but any breed can be affected.  February is National Pet […]

Pet Nutrition Myths

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Nutrition should be a point of conversation in every annual check up exam for your pet, especially for puppy & kitten exams, when proper nutrition is imperative.  I’m always very encouraged when owners take the initiative to research what foods are best to feed their pets.  There is a plethora of information about pet nutrition […]

Your Pet Ate What?!

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Sometimes our pets get into and eat things that they weren’t supposed to.  Sometimes  pet owners unknowingly give something harmful to a pet that was intended to be a treat or medications to help them feel better.  These situations are sometimes safe and do not cause any issues; however, sometimes certain foods and medications can be […]

Species Spot Light: Chinchillas

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Welcome to our first post in the Species Spot Light series, which will be dedicated to providing valuable information on exotic pets. Exotic pets are not as common as dogs and cats and typically require more specialized care. Check out this link (Exotic Pets) to see which exotic pets we treat at Community Animal Hospital. […]

Best Chance to Find Lost Pets

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Unfortunately, most people have suffered through or know somebody that has dealt with a lost pet.  A variety of situations can pop up, which may urge your pet to run away based on survival instincts and other factors.  In tact (not neutered) dogs and cats are statistically more likely to run away.  Dealing with a […]

Summer Safety Tips

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Summer is in full effect! Cookouts, fireworks, warm weather and vacations are things we all look forward to but can also pose some problems for our furry family members!  Let’s go over some summer safety tips that ensure our pets enjoy summer just as much as we do: Firework safety Your pets should stay home and […]

Flea Prevention and Treatment

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

As with most parasites, preventing a flea infestation is much easier than trying to treat an infestation after it happens. We recommend all dogs and cats receive year round monthly flea prevention. During winter months, it is difficult for certain flea life cycle stages to survive outside. However, there are life stages of fleas that […]

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