How Common Is Salmonella in Reptiles and Exotics? 

Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is fairly common among a wide range of species. Affecting the intestinal tracts of humans, animals, and birds, the bacteria is shed through feces. While people are often infected through contaminated food (like raw eggs or undercooked chicken) or water, we can also get sick from the pets we love. 

A significant feature of pocket pet care is habitat sanitation, but salmonella in reptiles, exotics, and other small pets can easily spread by incomplete or non-existent hand washing. 

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Fun Dog Facts

We may be biased, but at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we think dogs are absolutely wonderful. Although it can seem as though our pet dogs can see directly into our souls, it’s not uncommon to wonder how much we really know about our canine companions.

Keep reading to find out some fun dog facts about your best friend! 

Smell, Touch, and Hearing

Smell. A dog can smell up to 100,000 times better than a human being. They have 220 million olfactory receptors, compared to a human being’s 5,000. And, their nose ridges and crests are just like a human fingerprint – no two are the same! 

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Is a Veterinary House Call Right For You and Your Pet?

In the not-so-distant past, doctors routinely visited their patient’s homes to perform examinations, treat a variety of injuries and maladies, deliver babies, and more. As hospitals began popping up in more and more communities over the past 50 years or so, the number of doctors who perform house calls has steadily declined. 

Veterinary house calls, on the other hand, are rising in popularity. Our own Dr. Gibson has been visiting pet patients in their homes since 1990, and continues it to this day for those patients who need to be seen at home. 

Would your pet benefit from being seen at home? Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether or not a veterinary house call is right for you and your pet.

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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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