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Lessons from Howl-O-Ween Safety School for Pets

Nothing says fall is officially here like the parade of little ghosts and goblins asking the timeless question, “Trick or treat,” but Halloween can be a spooky time for four-legged monsters. Plenty of potentially dangerous situations for pets lurk in the shadows during the Halloween season, so we’re dressing up as teachers and sending you [...]

By |2019-10-10T18:48:59+00:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arthritis in Pets: A Joint Affair

Osteoarthritis, also known as arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a condition that refers to the degradation of the cartilage in a joint. Cartilage is the protective layer that covers all the bones in a joint, and keeps things moving softly and comfortably. Unfortunately, arthritis is a common and painful disease in domestic dogs and [...]

By |2019-09-04T03:44:52+00:00September 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciphering Dog Body Language

Like their human counterparts, dogs experience a range of emotions. They can change from happy and stress-free, to anxious, fearful, and aggressive, depending on the situation. Pet owners must understand these changes, and, more importantly, how these emotions translate into a dog’s body language. Since dogs are unable to communicate vocally, we must rely on [...]

By |2019-08-27T17:29:45+00:00August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pets and Heat: The Do’s and Don’ts

Many see the summer heat as a source of fun and entertainment. However, for pets, the hot weather can be deadly if precautions aren’t taken. The increased temperature, and the increased population of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes that accompany it, can spell trouble for your furry friend. Holland Lake Animal Hospital wants to help you [...]

By |2019-07-16T21:48:44+00:00July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Fearful to Fear-Free: Overcoming Your Pet’s Fear, Anxiety, and Stress

Nothing is more heartbreaking than watching your pet whine, shake, drool, or hide when suffering from fear, anxiety, or stress. Some pets become so panicked, they harm themselves or destroy their surroundings in an attempt to find safety. Fear, anxiety, and stress are such common conditions, they’re often given the single term “FAS.” An estimated [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:27:28+00:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Tips on Managing Your Pet’s Allergies

We hate seeing our furry friends suffering from allergies, itchy and miserable. Diagnosing and managing allergies in pets is an ongoing battle, because aging pets may suddenly show signs for the first time, or their signs may worsen. Try these tips to battle your allergy sufferer’s itch. #1: Schedule a veterinary visit for your pet [...]

By |2019-05-22T03:00:30+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciphering Pet Food Labels

Ann Hudson, vice president of Whitebridge Pet Brands, states, “The single most important influence on the natural diet category continues to be the human food market.” Basically, we want to feed our pets what we eat. As people educate themselves more about their own nutrition, they also want better nutrition for their pets. While it’s [...]

By |2019-04-19T20:57:50+00:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Dental Care for Your Pet

During your pet’s annual physical exam, a thorough check of her entire body will be performed—including her mouth. As your pet’s owner, you are her health advocate. If you have noticed any dental problems, this is the time to bring them to your veterinarian’s attention. Speak up if you have noticed any of the following: [...]

By |2019-02-07T18:15:48+00:00February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments