Small Bites: Proper Pocket Pet Nutrition

A large part of taking good care of less traditional pets is feeding them correctly. Each species has its own unique nutritional needs and requirements, and sometimes it can be hard to know if you are doing it right.

Proper pocket pet nutrition is extremely important for your pet’s health and well-being. Thankfully, you aren’t alone when it comes to feeding these smaller critters correctly, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your pet. 

Knowing is Half the Battle

When you choose to bring a pocket pet into your family, you take on the responsibility for learning how to properly care for that animal. Different pocket pet species have different characteristics and needs – it’s not one-size-fits-all!

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Why Does My Cat Have Greasy Fur?

Cats are known for their meticulous nature. We often see them spending hours grooming themselves from nose to tail and don’t often see them looking unkempt and dirty 

In fact at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we are often suspicious that a cat who is less than well groomed may have other health issues going on. If you have ever wondered why your cat has greasy fur, there are a few possibilities.

Normal Grooming Behavior

The feline species is made to groom itself. Cats are strategically put together to be able to bend and reach places that us humans could never imagine. Their rough tongues and agile little paws also aid in the self-grooming process

Cats groom themselves to keep clean, but there are other reasons that they groom also. Regular grooming helps to:

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Your Golden Oldie: Caring for a Senior Pet

If you have ever had the pleasure of taking care of a senior pet, you can attest to just how appreciative they are of your love. 

Our senior pets often need a bit more attention and care, and they will love you wholly and unconditionally for it. That is because, many seniors are not given the time and attention as they age, especially when a more demanding younger pet is around. Seniors are often the low-key companion.

The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital are all about senior pet love! We want to spotlight why they make a great new friend and the ins-and-outs of caring for a senior pet.

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Identifying and Understanding Pain in Pets

There’s probably nothing worse than knowing your pet is experiencing pain. Pain in pets may occur after a surgery or a recent injury, such as a fracture. But did you know that many times pets may be in pain without the pet owner knowing? Cats, in particular, are adept at masking pain. Dogs, too, may exhibit their pain in ways that you don’t associate with discomfort, like personality changes or aggression. 

To better understand pain in pets, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to explore the mechanisms of pain and how to identify the signs.

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