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5 Reasons Your Pet Needs to be Spayed or Neutered

You love your cat or dog, and their health care is important to you to help them live a long, happy life. Nothing is more critical for your pet’s overall health and well-being than preventive care, which includes regular physical exams, screening tests, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and spaying or neutering. Although you may be concerned [...]

Peeing Outside the Box: Debunking a Mystery in Cats

Cats are fastidious creatures who are independent, and spend most of their days sleeping to energize for the evening’s hunt around the house. Most cat owners know that their feline pal won’t hesitate to signal when they want a cuddle, a treat, or playtime with their favorite toy mouse. Cats are unwavering in their likes [...]

Learning to Speak Dog: 4 Odd Dog Behaviors Explained

Our canine friends are an integral part of the family, and often are our best friend, confidant, exercise partner, and movie-watching cuddle buddy. Dogs have unique ways of communicating with each other, and they can use these same behaviors to communicate with you. While it may appear they are trying to entertain you with their [...]

Perilous Pancreatitis in Pets

Resisting your pet’s begging eyes as you take your last bite of bacon, or when you happen to walk by their cookie jar, can be so difficult. Pet owners frequently show their furry pals love by giving them a tasty treat or sharing a meal. These treats are appreciated and loved by pets, as evidenced [...]

4 Ways to Enrich Your Indoor Cat

Our feline friends are independent with unique personalities that make them special. Many pet owners choose to bring a feline friend into their home because of their easy nature and the perceived limited needs of cats. However, cats, like our canine pals, require a lot of care, veterinary visits, physical activity, and enrichment. Cats are [...]

5 Reasons Why Staying Active with Your Pet is Important

The New Year is a perfect and popular time to set new goals and routines. Many people recommit to health and exercise routines because of their proven benefits to overall health and quality of life. In addition to committing to an active lifestyle yourself, you should include your pets in these goals, to ensure they [...]

5 Ways to Set Your Puppy Up for Success

A new puppy in your family is an exciting and often hectic time that involves a lot of preparation and planning. From puppy breath kisses and couch cuddles, to potty training and meeting new friends, your puppy’s first year will be a steep learning curve filled with discovery. Puppies are energetic fluff balls who, like [...]

The ABC’s of Pet First Aid

Our pets provide unconditional love and joy, and seeing them injured or sick is heartbreaking.  All pets are naturally curious, including those who are normally well-behaved. From invading leftover holiday candy to injured paws, accidents can happen at any time, and home first aid, while not a substitute for immediate veterinary care, can be life-saving. [...]

Holiday Safety 101: Pet Owners’ Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But, wait! There arose such a clatter—not from the lawn, nor from the roof, but instead from the front room, there came a woof. You bolted out of bed to check on the noise, and discovered [...]

White Coats, Scrubs, and Stethoscopes: Meet Our Veterinarians

Meeting a new veterinarian can be scary, which is why we want you to feel as if the Gentle Touch Animal Hospital veterinarians are part of your family. To help shed some light on our veterinarians’ lives and learn what led them down the path of caring for animals, they took part in a Q&A [...]

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