Top 4 Things to Know About a Pet Emergency

None of us wants to think about the possibility of our sweet pets experiencing a medical emergency, but the reality is that most pets will go through one at some point. Understanding what constitutes a pet emergency, and how to respond appropriately, will give you a leg up on the situation.

4 Essential Things to Know About a Veterinary Emergency

Bringing emergency education and awareness to pet owners is a great start in keeping pets safe and healthy. Here are some of the important things you should know about preparing for a pet emergency.

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Pets Need to Chew and Scratch: What You Can do About it!

A ripped up corner of the couch, a freshly-chewed pair of shoes, shredded tissues on the floor – these are all commonplace in the life of a pet owner, right?

We all know that dogs and cats love to chew and scratch, but these behaviors can quickly turn dangerous (and it’s annoying for owners). Learning the reasons behind these instincts is the first step toward finding a solution – and saving your home and property in the process!

The Need to Knead (and Scratch!)

Scratching is a deep need for all cats, and they do so for a variety of reasons. Scratching on a vertical surface is a way to stretch the muscles in their legs and paws. It also helps remove the outer nail sheaths, and it’s an important way to leave scent markings (cats have scent glands in between their paw pads). 

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8 Great Ideas to Keep Your Dog Busy

If your dog spends their days by themselves while you are working, then they will naturally become bored. Dogs need things to do to wile away the hours and stay busy and focused on something other than chewing on the furniture or digging into your houseplants. Mental and physical enrichment are both necessary to keeping your Fido happy, healthy, and well-behaved.

If you have a bored four-legged friend, do not despair! We have some great boredom-busting games and activities your dog will enjoy. Here are a few of BEEVET Animal Hospital’s top eight ideas to keep your dog busy.

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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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