Back to (the New) Normal: Getting Your Pet Used to Being Alone… Again

After months of the stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of getting back to some kind of normal sounds appealing. There will be, of course, a re-adjustment to the old routine, like actually showering before noon. But, we will readjust. 

One thing you may not consider is how your pet will be when you return back to work, and the kids, back to school or summer camp. This is why the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to assist you in getting your pet used to being alone more often.

Home Alone Blues

If your pet has become used to you being with them all of the time, they will have a big change ahead when life goes back to busy-normal. Some pets may even get separation anxiety, if the transition is abrupt and they are home by themselves much of the day. You often see this during the back to school season with the family Fido. They feel alone and anxious. Where are their people?


Can Your Cell Phone Use Cause Depression in Your Dog?

Cell phone addiction is something that is talked about these days as a growing problem. This is because we rely on our cells not only for communication but also to schedule appointments, surf the news, and post on social media. Where once a telephone served a single purpose, we now rely on smartphones for daily living. 

Unfortunately, being glued to our phones can create problems for our furry friends, too. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to explain why your cell phone use can cause depression in your dog.


Reptiles Make Good Pets!

Dogs and cats always have, and probably always will, reign supreme as the most popular pets throughout the world. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t other animals you can develop a wonderful bond with. Millions of people love and care for guinea pigs, rats, birds, fish, and more. While all of those animals can be good companions, we wanted to take this opportunity to sing the praises of the scaled set – reptiles!

Here at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we know more than a few reasons why reptiles make good pets. Let’s go!


Frito Feet: Why Your Dog’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips 

Pet owners know that putting up with certain smells is par for the course. But if you’ve snuggled up on the couch with your best pal and noticed a corn chip smell, you may have looked at your snack bowl instead. If that’s the case, you may have already figured out that the corn chip smell is emanating from… your pet’s feet! That’s right, Frito feet is a thing.

But what causes this phenomenon? And should we be doing something about it? Keep reading for some explanation and tips from Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital