Thinking About Taking Your Pet on Vacation? Read This First.

Some animals make perfect travel companions. They embrace new places, strangers, and a new routine remarkably well. If you’ve ever wondered about taking your awesome, laid-back, and well-behaved pet on vacation with you, we applaud your sense of adventure. There’s a lot to see and do out there, and we can help you get started toward making some blissful, pet-centric summer memories.

Take Stock

One of the best things you can do before planning your trip is assess your pet’s disposition, personality, and behavior. If they are the type to growl, hiss, jump, or bite in reaction to unfamiliar people, perhaps they should sit this one out. Likewise, many pets don’t enjoy being in cars. How will your pet handle all the constraints of traveling? Continue…

The Home Brewer’s Guide to Beer and Pets

Alcohol, specifically beer, has been a part of human history for thousands of years. Evidence of beer brewing has been discovered as far back as the 5th century AD, and was likely made by individual families or tribes for their own use. Although most beer is produced on a mass scale today, the desire to craft artisan beer remains strong for many people, and home brewing has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years.

When done properly, brewing beer at home is a safe and fun project, but pet owners need to be aware of the significant safety concerns that can arise when beer and pets occupy the same space. Continue…

Those Ears! That Nose! All About Rabbit Health

Quality veterinary care is important to rabbit healthThere are few things more adorable than the wiggle of a bunny’s nose or their soft, puffy tail. These days, pet rabbits are much more common and are making their way from the backyard into our homes. House rabbits are often free-roaming and can even be taught to use a litter box, which is why they’ve become one of the most popular exotic pets.

While they certainly make an exceptional pet, rabbits do have special needs. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is happy to provide a crash course in rabbit health and connect you with the tools and information to successfully raise your rabbit companion.

Bunny Basics

Rabbits are wonderful pets and can offer owners a world of affection and entertainment. However, in terms of husbandry, rabbits do have very specific needs that can lead to sickness or injury when left unmet. Here are a few things you need to know when it comes to rabbit health:   Continue…

When the Cat’s Away: Why Pets and Mice Don’t Mix

Pets and mice don't mixA few decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon to view our feline friend as the resident mouser. Historically, cats (as well as dogs) have played a critical role in reducing rodents and other opportunistic animals that get into our food and living spaces. To a certain extent, this idea of the barn cat is still alive and well in many rural (and urban) environments.

Unfortunately, while cats seem to step up to this job with great enthusiasm, there are certain risks involved when it comes to pets and mice. Rodents, like other animals that have readily adapted to humans, carry parasites and diseases that can be spread among pets and people alike.

Let’s take a closer look at why these formidable foes should not become the sole responsibility of your furry little hunter. Continue…