Prepare for Take-off! What You Need to Know When Traveling with a Pet

Positano, italy AmalfitanaFor many pet families, traveling with a pet is part of the equation when it comes to vacations, and even business travel. Depending on the destination and your mode of travel, there are several, sometimes complex, considerations you must be prepared for in order to safely travel with your fur family member.

Whether you are planning a trip to a national park or jet-setting to a favorite European city with your pet, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has the recommendations to make your journey a smooth one. Continue…

Read This Before You Stop Your Pet’s Parasite Prevention

Golden RetrieverGenerally speaking, humans like to compartmentalize various tasks by time of day, day of the week, and month of the year. Yes, there are items on the to-do list that only surface seasonally. We don’t tend to our garden patches in winter, for instance, or hang up holiday lights in August. But, there are some tasks that should be a year-round priority, and these include preventing parasites from harming your pet.

Contrary to popular belief, parasite prevention is important throughout the year, not just between the months of April and October. Continue…

Love is (Almost) All You Need: Adopting and Caring for a Disabled Pet

Labrador dog resting indoorsAdopting a disabled pet isn’t on the forefront of many prospective pet owners’ minds. The allure of “perfect” puppies or kittens at the local shelter or rescue is strong, but the truth is that sharing your life with a disabled pet can be just as – if not more – rewarding.

When it comes right down to it, a disabled pet doesn’t know he or she is different from any other animal! Unfortunately, pets who can’t see, hear, or have other limitations do not often get adopted. By adopting and caring for a disabled pet, you will not only be saving a life, but also reaping the rewards of pet ownership just like you would be with an average pet. Continue…