Molly’s Heartworm Complications: A Case Study

Molly,* a chocolate lab, lay in the oxygen cage, laboring to breathe. The night before, we had carried her into our hospital on a stretcher, because she was too weak to walk. Her gums were blue, and she was coughing up blood. Molly had been at our hospital only two weeks before, for the adulticide [...]

Did You Know? Interesting Facts about Dogs

You know your canine companion is an incredible animal, but did you know that they have a sense of smell 10,000 times stronger than yours, which allows them to sniff out cancer, drops in blood sugar levels, oncoming seizures, bombs, and more? Dogs are truly wondrous creatures, yet we still have a lot to learn [...]

FAQs About Puppy Socialization

Socializing your puppy is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure they become a confident and well-adjusted adult dog. Exposing them to a variety of people, places, and situations will help them learn how to react appropriately to their environment, as well as help shape their future personality. Our American Animal [...]

7 Facts You Need to Know about Your Pet’s Dental Health

Your pet’s dental health is an important part of their overall health and wellbeing, so understanding the ins and outs of oral health care is crucial to keep your furry pal’s mouth in great shape. Read on to discover seven need-to-know facts about your four-legged friend’s dental health. #1: Dental disease begins much earlier in [...]

5 Easy Ways to Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

As a pet owner, you want your cat or dog to live a long, healthy life, so they can enjoy more years by your side. Nothing is better for ensuring your four-legged friend’s health and happiness than regular preventive care. Through preventive care, you can help keep your pet in tip-top shape, and stave off [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Pet Health Insurance

The world of health insurance can be confusing, but, in general, pet health insurance is more straightforward than human health insurance. In fact, pet insurance operates similarly to car or home insurance, rather than to human health insurance. Our Gentle Touch Animal Hospital team answers common questions about pet health insurance, to clear up any [...]

Holiday Pet Safety

Gentle Touch Animal Hospital has teamed up with Santa to create naughty and nice lists for pet safety during the holidays. Read on to learn about pet risks with holiday food, decorations, and activities, and how to avoid pet holiday dangers. Pets and holiday food The naughty food list — Prevent pet access to these [...]