Sunshine, Flowers, and Spring Pet Activities

March 21st, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

This time of year is truly wonderful. The days grow longer, buds appear on the trees, and there’s a genuine sense of optimism surrounding spring’s imminent arrival.

This is obviously good news for all, but for our fair city’s pet population, it’s the best news yet. With no shortage of things to do, sights to see, and events to attend, you might be thinking about which spring pet activities to try first. Look no further, Animal Kind has got you covered!
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Virus Watch 2017: Canine Parvo and Distemper Basics

March 13th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

It stinks to have a sick dog. It stinks even more when your dog becomes ill with something that was preventable. Thanks to modern veterinary medicine, many serious diseases that were once a death sentence to infected dogs are now almost totally avoidable. Canine parvo and distemper virus are both diagnoses which we are happy to say we don’t have to make very often these days.

Learn what you need to know to keep it that way.

Virus Pathology 101

Canine parvo and distemper are both viral diseases that can affect our doggy family members. While they share a viral cause, and immunity is often administered in the same vaccine, they are very different diseases.

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What’s so Crazy About Leash Training Cats? Nothing!

March 6th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

Walking a cat on a leash may seem as exotic as, say, strutting around with a python draped around your shoulders—but it’s entirely normal and natural. Sure, many cats might need some extra convincing that you’re not entrapping them, but leash training cats can definitely evolve into a mutually beneficial experience.

A Furry Space Bubble

This probably goes without saying, but it’s a good idea to give Fluffy his or her space when it comes to new ideas. If your feline has always been an apartment-dwelling cat, it’s quite possible that walking down the avenues together is the very last thing on his or her “to-do” list. To be sure, many cats just don’t feel safe or comfortable outside the home. Please don’t force the situation.
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Sit, Stay: How Pets Reduce Stress and Increase Mindfulness

February 27th, 2017 by Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital Staff

Stress… It’s the thorn in the side of modern Americans, and although we are generally unaware of it, stress may be wreaking havoc on our health. Besides affecting our moods, stress can cause physical changes in the body, such as high blood pressure, weight gain, and other health concerns, and can even shorten our lifespans.

Pet owners have much to be thankful for when it comes to their long-term health. Recent studies have shown that pets reduce stress, possibly leading us toward longer, happier lives overall. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital couldn’t be more excited about this information, and we are delighted to share it with our readers!
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