A Growing Concern: Dog Bite Prevention

Over 70% of us consider our pets to be a part of the family – and we couldn’t agree more! This means that many of us are bringing our pets with us wherever we go. A dog friendly patio breakfast followed by the dog park and a stroll around town are common outings, and the makings of a perfect Sunday.

But this begs the question – since we are likely meeting more and more dogs out and about, are we well versed in dog bite prevention? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital thought it time to explore further.

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Helping Pets in Small Spaces Thrive: It Can be Done!

There are loads of ways to keep your pet safe at home, but what about cultivating pet happiness in a fifth-floor walkup that’s less than 1000 square feet? Dogs (even small ones) must get outside for mental stimulation and physical exercise, but most cats stay indoors 100% of the time.

The indoor environment must be balanced and meet the needs of all pets, regardless of species, breed, and age. Otherwise, how can you prevent them from getting restless or disturbing the neighbors? Especially for urban pet owners, it’s important to consider all the ways you can support pets in small spaces to ensure they stay happy and healthy.

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Working Dog Spotlight: The Wonderful World of Sled Dogs!

Sled dogs are an incredible working team

Whether they’re providing transportation, transporting goods, or participating in a thrilling race across the arctic tundra, sled dogs are truly marvels of the canine world. In honor of winter and, of course, in honor of dogs, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has chosen to spotlight the remarkable achievements of these hard-working heroes of the snow and ice!

Sled Dogs 101

A sled dog is defined as any canine used to pull a sled across snow and ice in arctic climates. A sled dog needs to be large, powerful, and have a thick fur coat. They must also have high endurance and possess a high tolerance for cold. Typical breeds include:

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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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