The Pets Place Animal Hospital Blog

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Warning Signs Your Pet May Be in Pain

No one wants to see their pet suffering or in pain. Animals are instinctively wired to hide their pain or any signs of weakness. It can be difficult to know when your pet is sick or hurting.

How to Prevent Parasites in Dogs

Parasites may be tiny, but they can do a lot of harm to your pet’s health. A parasite infection can cause organ damage or severe illness. The most common pet parasites include heartworms and intestinal parasites such as roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms. 

The Importance of Preventative Care in Veterinary Services

Preventative care is essential to veterinary medicine, helping ensure pets' health and well-being.

Warning Signs Your Pet May Need an Emergency Exam

Situations requiring emergency vet care can occur anytime, day or night. As a pet parent, you must be prepared and know how to identify the situations. Knowing the signs that indicate your pet is in distress can help prevent severe medical conditions. An exam can help identify issues that can be potentially fatal. The following are warning signs your pet may need an emergency exam. 

How to Prepare Pets for Boarding During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a fun time to spend with friends and family. But for pet owners, it can be very stressful and overwhelming. Interrupting routine can make your pet anxious due to the time they spend away from you. Thinking of boarding them can be daunting. However, you can rest assured they are okay throughout the holiday if you prepare them.

Preparing Your Dog for Their First Veterinary Exam

A veterinary exam is essential to keep your dog healthy. Here are a few ways to help prepare your dog and make its first veterinary exam a pleasant experience.

What Qualities Make a Great Veterinarian?

Dealing with and treating animals is quite different from dealing with human beings. Vets need to have certain traits to handle animals entrusted in their care. As a pet owner, you want to put your furry friend's life in the right hands. So what qualities do you look for in a veterinarian to determine they are the right fit for your pet?

What to Look for in a Dog Boarding Facility

As much as you love your dog, it is hard to travel with them everywhere. You may need to move by faith and leave them in a boarding facility. It is a leap of faith because you can never be 100 percent sure. It may not be the best of experiences for your dog. However, there are several things you can look for when you are shopping for a boarding facility.

6 Essential Ways Pet Grooming Keeps Your Pets Healthy

A national survey conducted a few years ago shows that about two-thirds of dog owners understand that grooming can positively impact their dog’s health. However, only 37 percent regularly take their canine companions to a professional pet groomer. 

Common Pet Emergencies and How to React

Owning a pet is a commitment and it is important to understand common pet emergencies so you can respond in a timely way. Restlessness, extreme panting, agitation, increased heart rate, aggression, or lethargy are all signs of possible pet discomfort.

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