It’s Never too Late to Focus on Pet Wellness!

Most pet owners know that pet wellness exams are important to the overall health of their furry companions. After all, we see the doctor and dentist regularly, so it only makes sense that our pets do the same, right?

If only it were that easy. Often, there are obstacles that prevent pets from seeing their veterinarian. Whether it’s financial constraints or the sheer difficulty of getting an unwilling pet into their carrier, millions of American pets miss out on critical services that could improve the quality and length of their lives.

If you’ve been feeling guilty about your pet’s lack of wellness care, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital wants you to know it’s never too late to improve your pet’s wellness regimen. Let’s get started!

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Sneezing, Wheezing, and Goose Honking: When to Worry About Respiratory Sounds in Pets

Animals make all kinds of noises. From that low yowl your cat likes to sing in the middle of the night to the cute little snores that come from your sleeping Pug, they are often harmless.

In certain cases, animal noises can signify a problem – especially when it comes to respiratory sounds in pets. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital wants to help you know when to call us and when to breathe easy.

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Cute, Furry, and Oh-So-Smart: The Care and Keeping of Pet Rats

Rats haven’t had the best reputation throughout history, but the domestic variety (also called “fancy rats”) can make truly wonderful pets. Pet rats have been bred since the late 19th century, and these smart, curious, cuddly, and surprisingly clean rodents can be excellent companions for children and adults.

Rat Care 101

Caring for a pet rat is fairly straightforward, but you want to make sure to provide the right environment, nutrition, veterinary care, and entertainment. Before bringing home a new little buddy, take a moment to read up on rat care and make sure you have what it takes.

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My Pet Is Constipated, What Should I Do?

Chances are you know when and where your pet is having bowel movements. There was a time when the answer to this question was mostly unknown, but with leash laws and the awareness of health reasons for cleaning up after our pets – even in our own yards – it’s normal for pet owners to be aware of their pet’s bathroom habits.

If your pet is having diarrhea, likely you are taking your pet to the vet ASAP. But what if they aren’t producing any stool? What should you do at home? And when should you bring them to the vet? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital answers these and other pressing constipation questions.

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