Cats and People: Two Different Species, One Heart

There are more cats in American homes than any other pet. Perhaps owing to their quiet, relaxed natures, cats can be perfect companions to people that prefer a peaceful coexistence. In fact, most cat owners report that they would rather remain at home with their cats than going out to public events or social gatherings! 

Of course, there are plenty of self-described “cat people” who don’t live up to the stereotype of being quiet, reclusive, or introverted. But there is a lot to say about the connection between cats and people, and the numerous ways we benefit each other.

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Too Much Togetherness: Kids and Dogs in Small Spaces

Like most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been tucked away in our individual homes. The kids are being homeschooled while mom and dad work from the house, and then there’s Fido. There may be tension, changes in behavior, and difficulties that arise from having kids and dogs in small spaces, without some solutions.

This is where the team at BEEVET Animal Hospital comes in! We can help you navigate some of these issues with some helpful suggestions on how to keep the peace and keep kids and dogs safe and happy.

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Using Essential Oils Safely Around Pets

Essential oils are a popular way to use the power of aroma to stimulate both emotional and physical well-being. Their popularity has grown over the past twenty years and they are used in massage therapy, as well as naturopathy. Unfortunately, the scents we like so much may be toxic to our pet companions.

The team at BEEVET Animal Hospital takes a closer look at this alternative health therapy and gives you a pet friendly understanding of using essential oils safely.

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Help! My Dog Got Sprayed by a Skunk! 

You’re out hiking or camping with your fur friend when all of a sudden, you hear a yelp as your dog comes running back to you with that unmistakable scent all over their body… 

Being sprayed by a skunk is a common theme for those who live or spend time in forested and natural areas with their four-legged pals. “My dog got sprayed by a skunk!” is a scenario we often hear from concerned pet owners.

The team at BEEVET Animal Hospital is here to explain what you should do to rid your pet of this awful odor. Read on to learn more. 

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When to Say Those Final Goodbyes: Your Pet’s End of Life 

All living things must pass, but it is particularly hard to face when it is a loved one. A beloved four-legged friend is as close to being family as they come. This is why when the time comes to let go, it can be hard for any of us to make that final decision. 

During your pet’s end of life, they may go through many changes. How do you know if they are in pain, or no longer happy? When is it time to say goodbye? We at BEEVET Animal Hospital are here for support and comfort, to explain when it may be time to let go.

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Pet Diabetes: How To Help Your Pet

If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re not alone. Pet diabetes is one of the most common pet health conditions today, with 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 231 cats being affected. And although older pets are more commonly affected, diabetes can also occur in younger pets and pregnant pets.

As with all health conditions, early detection and appropriate ongoing management are key to better outcomes for your pet. Although pet diabetes can seem overwhelming, with careful monitoring, daily treatment, proper nutrition, and regular exercise, diabetic pets can still lead long, healthy, and happy lives. 

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This Is How You Know Your Cat is Sick

Anyone who has spent time around cats knows they can be a little…difficult on occasion. They have some quirky habits and tend to be a bit cryptic in their communication style. 

Like most animals, cats are also not great at letting us know when something is wrong. Their instincts tell them to hide signs of weakness, and we as pet owners aren’t always on top of the more subtle signs of problems. Your BEEVET Animal Hospital has gathered our time tested tips for recognizing when your cat is sick, so you can keep them healthy and happy for the long haul!

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When to Worry About Lumps and Bumps on Your Pet

A new lump or bump on your pet can make even the most experienced animal lover feel on-edge. So many things can cause a bump to appear and it can be hard to know when to worry and when to just keep an eye on things.

BEEVET Animal Hospital knows that pet owners rely on us to help them to know when lumps and bumps are something to be concerned about. We hope that you will call us when you are not sure, because sometimes it can be hard to tell. 

Lumps and Bumps Explained

Perhaps the hardest part about lumps and bumps on pets is that many different causes can result in similar-looking lesions. 

As a general rule lumps, bumps, growths, and swellings are caused by:

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Why is My Pet Acting Like That? The Reasons Behind Aggression in Pets

A dog snarls and bares its teeth to the camera

When a pet acts in an aggressive manner, it can be disheartening. We may ignore or forget the behavior (it was a one-off occurrence, right?) or make excuses like they came from a bad home before us, someone did something wrong, etc. 

The bottom line is, when aggression in pets rears its ugly head, it’s important for us to ask why. Understanding what brings out aggression in pets is the best way to prevent bad situations in the future and avoid putting our beloved animals in an unfavorable situation. 

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A Heartbreaking Decision: Surrendering a Pet and Alternative Options

There are times in life when hard decisions must be made, and we cannot think of a more painful decision than whether or not to surrender a pet. This may seem like you’re the bad guy, but thousands of pet owners each year have to choose between providing a home for their pets or giving them up. 

Your team at BEEVET Animal Hospital understands how difficult it must be to be faced with surrendering a pet. Here are some recommendations and insights that can help you make an informed, compassionate decision.

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