A Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Is Easy As Pie

Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family gather around a meal to reflect on gratitude—including being grateful that you snagged a seat on the opposite side of the table from your eccentric uncle who loves talking politics. Your pet may not appreciate that they do not have a place at the table, given all [...]

Concerning Pet Obesity Statistics

Pet obesity is an epidemic in the United States, and excess weight can increase your pet’s risk for several serious health complications. Our Little Animal Hospital team shares statistics about pet obesity to demonstrate this serious problem, and to offer advice to help you safeguard your four-legged friend. #1: The majority of U.S. pets are [...]

Interpreting Your Pet’s Blood Work

Blood work, such as a complete blood count (CBC) and biochemistry profile, are noninvasive tests that provide information about your pet’s general health. These diagnostics are commonly recommended when a pet is sick, undergoing an anesthetic procedure, and for routine wellness checks. When blood work is performed on your pet, you may wonder what the [...]

Back-to-School Pet Prep Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you are counting the minutes until the kids head back to school, or wishing summer vacation could last forever, now is the time to start preparing the family for the new school-year routine. Your pet will definitely need time to adjust to the schedule changes. Many pets get the back-to-school blues, as their family [...]

Keep Your Cool: Pet Heat Safety

Soaring summer temperatures can be dangerous for humans, and more so for pets, who cannot sweat to cool down and are at high risk for heatstroke. Your pet can quickly develop heatstroke when their body temperature rises above normal because of outside factors, such as temperature, humidity, and exercise, and lead to devastating consequences. Little [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for Patriotic Pet Owners

When preparing for the upcoming July Fourth holiday, don’t forget about your pet. Picnics, pyrotechnics, and pets don’t mix well, and the patriotic celebrations may harm your four-legged friend. Our team at Little Animal Hospital shares do’s and don’ts to ensure your pet stays safe during the festivities.  DO leave your pet at home Your [...]

Scratch That Itch: 10 Things To Know About Pet Allergies

Millions of people suffer from allergies—to mold, pollen, dust mites, and their own pets. While we have yet to diagnose a pet’s allergy to their owner, veterinarians treat dogs and cats who suffer from many of the same allergens as their owners. Given the frequency of pets’ allergies, learn to recognize this prevalent condition’s signs [...]

Uncovering the Truth of Heartworm Disease in Pets

Many myths litter the internet and in-person discussions about heartworm disease, and its effect on pets, wildlife, and people. Separating the truth from misinformation can be tricky and, in some cases, harmful to your furry pal if you follow wrong opinions. To set the story straight, Little Animal Hospital is shedding light on common misconceptions [...]

Pet Toxin Tales

Your pet doesn’t always know what’s best, and they can be tempted by the taste or smell of some dangerous substances in your home. Our team at Little Animal Hospital wants to help by providing information on toxins commonly found in many households. We enlisted the help of some four-legged friends, to get their perspective [...]

The Tooth Fairy’s Advice On Pet Dental Health

Pet dental care is critical to maintaining your pet’s health and wellbeing. In addition to being extremely painful, oral disease can lead to serious systemic illness. Who knows about dental health better than the Tooth Fairy? Our team at Little Animal Hospital asked the Tooth Fairy to help us offer advice that will ensure your [...]

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