Is Winter Pet Grooming a Thing?

Winter pet grooming is part of winter pet safety

Unless you’re going to yoga regularly or have a Caribbean cruise scheduled in January, you may opt to skip your monthly pedicure. After all, your toes won’t be on public display this winter. There’s a similar thought process regarding winter pet grooming.

Sure, it makes sense to allow your pet’s coat to grow and thicken up to insulate them from the weather, but that doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from some professional and personal attention this winter.

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Pet Nutrition: Is a Grain-Free Diet Good or Bad?

Avoid a grain-free diet for pets for proper pet nutrition.

Remember when the Atkins diet was all the rage? It was soon replaced by the South Beach diet which was later supplanted by the Paleo diet. And there’s vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets to choose from as well. Lately, it seems that going “grain-free” is thing to do, and according to proponents of this lifestyle, eliminating grains like wheat, rice, millet, corn, barley, and oats, reduces symptoms of various conditions. But what happens when this human diet is applied to pet nutrition?

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Furry Celebrations: Your Guide to Creating a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

A pet-friendly Thanksgiving is part of responsible pet ownership

Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished holidays in America, and what’s not to love? Of course, our pets also want to get in on the action, but with so many potential risks to their health (toxic people food, stress, etc.), it can be daunting to try to include them.

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we understand your desire to spend the holiday with your furry family member. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to have the best pet-friendly thanksgiving celebration.

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Throw Me a Bone, Man: Dogs and Real Bones

Dogs and real bones can cause a pet emergency

The iconic image of a happy dog with a bone in his mouth is one with which we are all very familiar. While a meaty bone from your dinner plate may seem like the perfect treat for man’s best friend, there are some things to take into consideration before letting your pet indulge. Dogs and real bones aren’t always a match made in heaven, and Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital wants you to be privy to why that’s the case.

When Dogs and Real Bones Don’t Mix

Throwing your dog a bone may have some legit benefits. Chewing on a bone can provide some relief from boredom, be a source of valuable minerals, and support dental health. There are some serious risks associated with the practice, though, that should be taken into consideration.

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