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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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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Mythbusters: The Rabies Edition

A crazed-looking dog bares its teeth to the camera

To many of us, rabies seems like an exotic or even old-fashioned disease, perhaps conjuring images of Old Yeller and the like. Although it’s hard to imagine it as a threat to our or our pets’ health, rabies is a real and ever present danger even in the modern, developed world. 

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we want our pet owner to know how serious of a responsibility it is to protect our pets and set some of the misinformation about rabies aside.

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