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 [...]

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 [...]

Separation Anxiety: How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues in Your Pet

As a new school year begins, many children—and their parents—are heading back to a somewhat normal routine. Despite the chaos the coronavirus pandemic caused, some semblance of a regular routine is being put into play, much to the distress of some pets. If you welcomed a new pet into your life while under stay-at-home orders, [...]

It’s hotter than ______________!!**

** Visit our Facebook page to vote on your favorite staff response to this statement. Summer is a time of sun and fun, but summer heat can be hazardous for pets. Here are seven pitfalls that commonly bring pets to Gentle Touch Animal Hospital in summer, the signs you should recognize, and what you should [...]

Spring Safety For Pets

What does spring  safety for pets look like? Do you know what you need to do to make sure your pets are safe with rising temperatures? 1. First and foremost for spring safety in pets, make sure your pet is current on all vaccines, heart worm and flea and tick prevention. We are seeing more [...]

Why You Should Take Your Cat to the Vet!

Why You Should Take Your Cat to the Vet! At Gentle Touch Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. More often than not we hear “oh my cat hates the vet” or “my cat is fine”. Oftentimes, cat owners do not understand [...]

Pet Health Insurance

It’s a fact: pets are expensive. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), it is estimated that pet owners will spend $72 billion on their pets in 2018. That number includes expenses such as food, medication, supplies, and veterinary care—and if your pet is insured, you could get a significant portion of those out-of-pocket costs covered. Pet [...]

Brush my dog’s teeth every day? Seriously?

The short answer? Yes! I know, it sounds ridiculous, however, it is almost as important as getting your child to brush every day. Most dogs can be trained to accept the idea, so we have some tips for you: The younger you start, the better. But it’s never too late. Start by pulling back [...]

Springtime Parasite Safety For Your Dog

It’s the time of year when your pet is going to start spending more time outdoors. You may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases [...]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Food and Decorations Thanksgiving is a special holiday, with decorations and an overabundance of food. Thanksgiving pet safety is of the upmost importance. While pets should be considered a part of the family, they should not eat the same as the 2-legged family members. Human food can be very difficult for pets to digest. If [...]

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