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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 [...]

Top 4 Tips for a Safe Pets-giving

Holiday celebrations wouldn’t be complete without our furry family members. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and we want to keep pets safe during the biggest meal of the year. Kitchen nightmares and fire hazards are only some of the things that can turn a day from festive to frightening, leading to frantic calls to the ASPCA [...]

Why Pets Need Flea and Tick Prevention Year-Round

Pests are pests for pets not only in summer Once thought of as summertime pests only, we now know that fleas and ticks can survive throughout the year, especially during their immature stages when they are so small they are almost impossible to see. By finding protected areas in our homes such as crawl spaces, [...]

6 Tips for a Safe and Pet-Friendly Howl-O-Ween

Halloween can be unpredictable for our four-legged friends. What other day of the year includes crazy decorations, lots of candy, and children frequently ringing the doorbell demanding a treat? Your house may have been quieter than normal because of COVID-19, and sudden activity can be especially nervewracking for your pets. Here are six tips to [...]

The Gentle Touch Way: What Fear Free Certification Means for Your Pet

Here at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital, we strive to live up to our name by treating all our patients with kindness, compassion, and a gentle touch. We understand how nerve-wracking it can be for pets to visit a strange place with unusual sounds, smells, and sights, so we’ve undergone extensive training to overhaul typical veterinary [...]

Trust in Trupanion: The Benefits of Pet Health Insurance

If you are forced to decide whether to pay your mortgage or cover the cost of your pet’s cancer treatment, keeping your sanity—and your heart—intact is likely impossible. However, with the skyrocketing rise in pet health insurance popularity, a vast many options are available that can help you shoulder the financial burden of your best [...]

The Ins and Outs of Toxic Plants and Pets

Whether you are planning your outdoor landscaping, or looking to spruce up your abode, plants can offer a unique combination of beauty, tranquility, and health benefits. But, pet owners must beware of particular plant species, which can potentially threaten their furry family members. Keep in mind that curious kittens and playful puppies may find a [...]

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