Hedgehog Pet Care: From Habitat to Veterinarian Care

veterinarian holding hedgehog at beevet animal hospital in austin texas.

If you are interested in adopting a hedgehog, it is essential to learn all about their needs long before bringing one home. Initial interest in these curious creatures typically stems from their pint-sized cuteness, but to truly give them the best life possible, you should plan carefully and prepare. If you’re wondering about what it takes to provide for a pet hedgehog, you’ve come to the right place.

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When Is The Right Time To Say Goodbye To Your Pet?

person holding dog paws.

When you’re a pet parent, nothing is harder than realizing it’s time to say goodbye to a beloved furry family member. We all wish our pets could live as long as we do. But we also value their comfort as the end of their life draws near. 

The team at BeeVet Animal Hospital has walked many pet parents through this difficult journey. Many of us have walked it with our own pets, too. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for the end of your pet’s life: 

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Semi-Aquatic, Totally Awesome: Caring for a Red- Eared Slider Turtle

veterinarian holding red-eared slider turtle.

Red-eared slider turtles can be found in wetland areas from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. They are fond of calm waters and enjoy sunbathing on rocks or fallen tree trunks, sometimes in groups. They are omnivores, but prefer to eat plants that grow on the water’s edge. While they aren’t always a welcome addition to many different ecosystems, these reptiles can make terrific pets. 

If you’ve ever wondered what caring for a red-eared slider turtle is like, we’ve got your bases covered. 

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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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How Does a Pet Microchip Work and Does My Pet Need a Microchip?

Cute small dog getting microchipped.

No matter how much they love their home, your beloved animals may head out on a solo expedition through your neighborhood. Lost pets are so common that countless communities run Facebook groups that help pet parents reunite with their furry wanderers. And unfortunately, people do steal dogs, cats, and exotic animals. Pet microchips can reunite you with a lost or stolen pet.  

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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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Why Is My Dog Eating His Poop? 

Pet owner scolding their Maltese dog at park.

Of all the quirky canine habits like butt sniffing and squirrel watching, dogs eating their own poop takes the cake as the least palatable among our pet parents. To answer the perennial question, “why does my dog eat poop,” the team at BEEVET Animal Hospital has compiled some key insights for you to consider, as well as steps for discouraging this less-than-appetizing behavior.

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

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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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Holiday Getaway: Air Traveling With Pets

Dog in pet carrier at the airport.

If you’re planning to fly the friendly skies this holiday season with your cat or dog, our team has some helpful hints and recommendations to give you peace of mind and ensure the safety and wellbeing of your pet.

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Scratch that Itch: Managing Allergies in Pets

A dog rolling around in a grassy field.

Just like humans, animals also suffer from allergies in various forms, but their symptoms are often markedly different from those that we experience. Although allergies in pets can be tricky to diagnose and treat, there are plenty of ways you can help to keep your allergic pet comfortable.

Allergies in Pets

Allergies in both people and pets are the result of the immune system’s overreaction to foreign particles that enter the body. The particles (allergens) can vary widely from pet to pet, but the most common causes of allergies in pets are:

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