Avoiding Cat-astrophes This Holiday Season

cat waling pass fallen christmas tree and broken broken ornaments.

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivity, and togetherness, but it can also present hazards for our feline friends. Here at Bee Vet Animal Hospital, we’ve seen our share of holiday misadventures involving cats. Let’s look at some safety tips that focus on your cat’s well-being to keep the holidays merry for everyone.

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So Your Pet Swallowed a Foreign Object

sad dog staring into the camera.

Sometimes a pet emergency is easily identified and quickly addressed. But when something is just “off” with a pet’s behavior, it can be downright puzzling to understand why. Owners may eventually acknowledge that a pet ingested something they shouldn’t have. Common ingested foreign bodies in dogs and cats include plastic toys, socks, string, and corks. Emergency veterinary care is vital, but preventing future injury is key. 

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Cardiac Care for Dogs: Preventive Heart Health for Pets

Woman hugging pug puppy.

Heart disease is something that many of us are all-too-familiar with when it comes to people, but did you know that animals can have heart problems as well? Cardiac care for pets is important and BEEVET Animal Hospital has the information that you need to do it right. 

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Dog Health: The Scoop on Poop

Dog outside in a yellow field of flowers.

It might seem like the staff at BEEVET Animal Hospital is a little bit too into your dog’s poop, especially when we ask you to bring in samples to your visits. The truth is that your pet’s feces can tell us a lot about your their overall health. Keep reading to learn all about healthy dog poop.

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What’s Better: Individual Pet Sitter or Pet Boarding Facility?

dogs at doggy daycare

In a perfect world, your pet could accompany wherever you need to go. There have been important strides toward this in both the travel and hospitality industries, but not all pets can tolerate routine disruptions. Fortunately, there are options available for every pet, their family, and financial situation. Choosing between a pet sitter (whether at their home or your own) and a formal pet boarding site isn’t always easy. With our go-to guide, you can make the best possible decision.

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Pet Vaccines: How Important are Immunizations for Your Indoor Pet?

Pomeranian puppy at the veterinary office.

When it comes to your totally indoor cat or your couch potato pooch, their level of risk for infectious disease is pretty low. They probably don’t really need to be vaccinated… Do they? BEEVET Animal Hospital begs to differ. There are actually some pretty compelling reasons that pet vaccines are important even in homebodies. Read on to learn how vital they are.

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Pet Disaster Preparedness Makes All the Difference When You Need It the Most

Abandoned dog in the rain after natural disaster.

It is always better to have something and not need it, than to need something and not have it. This goes for so many aspects of modern living, but when it comes to natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires and floods, it is critical to have a plan in place. Unexpected situations are bound to happen and pet disaster preparedness is an essential component of responsible pet ownership.

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What Are Some Safe Human Foods For Dogs

Two hungry dogs sitting at the table.

Pet owners love to share everything with their dogs, including food! As a pet parent, it can be tempting to give your dog a piece of the food off your plate as a small treat, or to show your love for them. Before you do, it’s important to know which foods are safe for your canine friends, and which could be potentially dangerous. 

Dogs metabolize and digest food differently than humans do, which is why some foods may be perfectly safe for them as an occasional treat, and some may be extremely toxic. The team at BEEVET Animal Hospital has put together this helpful list of human foods that are safe for your dogs, so you can give your pet a well-deserved treat and avoid a potential pet poisoning

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Too Much Togetherness: Kids and Dogs in Small Spaces

A black puppy playing with their young human

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

A tabby cat sniffing a diffuser

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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