Have you ever considered that your pet might be dognapped, or catnapped? No puns intended, as this does occur. According to PetFinder, more than a million pets are stolen every year. It may be hard to verify, and harder to believe, but pets are stolen more frequently than you may think.
February 14th of each year is Pet Theft Awareness Day. The team at All Pets Animal Hospital wants to take this opportunity to shed some light on the problem and give you some ideas about what you can do to prevent pet theft.
There are lots of ways cat owners can support cat health. Routine wellness exams, disease prevention, nutrition, and dental care round out the general responsibilities, but what about environmental enrichment? Some cats enjoy catnip toys, laser pointers, or good ol’ cat trees, but what if we told you there was just one thing your cat needed to feel safe, warm, and maybe a little bit zany? The answer lies inside an ordinary cardboard box.
Have you ever heard of AAHA or seen the AAHA accreditation symbol? Many pet owners have not. AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) is an important but often misunderstood designation. Is your veterinary hospital accredited? What does AAHA accreditation mean for you and your pet? All Pets Animal Hospital is here to explain!
You likely brush your teeth every day, floss regularly, and visit your dentist twice per year, right? So, what about your pet? We’re crazy, you might think. Well, actually, no. With the start of a new year, we are thinking about the many reasons to take pet dental health as seriously as you do your own.
When you look at your lovable dog, chances are, you think of them as a great companion and friend (if not a family member). Aside from being our furry kids, however, working dogs have held an assortment of very important jobs since they were first domesticated by humans centuries ago.
The new year is always so full of promise and possibility; it’s almost as if we could achieve anything we want. That’s why resolutions are so powerful in the early months of the year, resulting in milestones somehow unattainable in previous 12-month cycles. Looking toward the endless opportunities of 2018, we can’t help but feel positive, a feeling that pets are especially tuned into.
While we extend our fondest wishes for a healthy and happy 2018, we’re always aware that the potential for illness or injury is out there. We plan and prepare for all sorts of contingencies, and the most important ones relate to avoiding a pet emergency.
It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. What an amazing year we’ve had connecting with and serving our beloved patients and their families! We look forward to many more years to come!
At All Pets Animal Hospital, helping you make informed decisions about how to care for your precious pet is one of our top priorities. It’s in this spirit that we have compiled the top 10 blogs of 2017 for your reference and reading pleasure. Enjoy!
A sassy-looking Brussels Griffon named Newton won Best in Show at the the 2017 National Dog Show, edging out other top-notch breeds like the Portuguese water dog, English springer spaniel, and French bulldog. If you’re not sure what a Brussels Griffon looks like, we recommend streaming As Good As It Gets, Gosford Park, First Wives Club, Sweet November, and the popular sitcom Spin City for examples of this happy-go-lucky breed.
Relatives of the Brussels Griffon also make incredible companions, and we have the scoop on their behaviors, lifestyles, and personalities.
While there is something to be said about the joy and festivity of the holiday season, there is something equally appealing about spending time relaxing – without all of the fuss. For our fur friends, the hustle and bustle may cause more anxiety than we realize. Changes in decorations, lights everywhere, and people coming and going can be confusing and stressful for pets.
Creating a stress-free holiday for pets takes some planning, but your efforts will pay off in tail wags, purrs, and endless snuggles all season long!
Antibiotics were discovered in 1929 and developed to their full potential as a healing agent in the 1940’s. They’ve played an important role in both human and veterinary medicine ever since. Used judiciously, antibiotics are a strong and effective way to prevent and fight infection. However, when antibiotics are overused or prescriptions are not completed as prescribed, antibiotic resistance can result. Pet owners need to be aware of this, so let’s explore some of the reasons for antibiotic resistance and what you can do about it.