Protect Your Pet From Heartworm Disease Year-Round

Heartworm disease is a life-threatening condition that has been diagnosed in pets living in all 50 states. Many factors, such as climate, wildlife populations, and mosquito species, contribute to heartworms’ prevalence across the United States. Although the mosquito population peaks when temperatures and humidity are at their highest, the population never completely dissipates, and pets—including [...]

Feline Arthritis: Fact Versus Fiction

You may know that dogs commonly develop arthritis, but did you know that cats also experience this degenerative joint disease? Historically, veterinarians rarely diagnosed or treated cats’ arthritis, likely because feline arthritis signs tend to be more subtle than canine arthritis signs, making the condition challenging to recognize. In addition, because cats are experts at [...]

FAQs About Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis affects a pet’s joints—causing inflammation and pain—and this condition can be difficult to identify in the early stages because animals, who are stoic by nature, may exhibit few signs. However, as the condition progresses, your pet’s pain may increase, causing stiffness and decreased mobility. Learn to recognize your pet’s arthritis signs, so you can [...]

5 Common Pet Emergencies and Prevention

Life is unpredictable for us all, including our pets. Pet health emergencies can happen at any time, and seeing your pet suffer is scary and stressful, but you can take precautions to reduce your pet’s accident risk. Read our Juanita Hills Animal Hospital team’s description of the most common pet emergencies, and how you can [...]

How to Enjoy a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearly here and your four-legged sous chef can practically smell the turkey in the air. To ensure your furry helper stays on their best behavior, Juanita Hills Animal Hospital has compiled our favorite Thanksgiving tips for a pet friendly celebration—from “bone” appetit to the post-meal cat nap. Pets in place—the kitchen is off-limits [...]

Halloween Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween, with its many enticements—scary movies, fun costumes, an excuse to eat candy, and pumpkin spice everything—is a favorite holiday for many people. However, the festivities can be frightening for your pet and put them in peril. Therefore, take steps to safeguard your four-legged friend as the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins invade your neighborhood searching [...]

Simple Pet Tips For a Smooth Back-To-School Transition

As the summer comes to a close, and kids prepare to head back to school, many pet owners wonder how their pets will react to the changes in their routine. Our Juanita Hills Animal Hospital team knows you likely feel stressed about leaving your pet home alone after spending the summer together. Fortunately, you can [...]

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