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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Building Blocks: A Pet First Aid Kit

Just like you (hopefully) have a first aid kit for yourself and your family, it’s important to also be prepared with a pet first aid kit. Nicks and scrapes are bound to happen if you have pets. And although none of us likes to think about it, natural disasters, injuries, and illnesses can and do happen both close to and far from home.

A first aid kit is a critical first step in being prepared should a pet emergency arise. With a little preparation and planning, pet parents can perform on the spot care to help or save their pet’s life. Once stabilized, it will likely be important to have your pet seen. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is always here to answer questions, and if you are worried about your pet, don’t hesitate to seek veterinary care immediately.

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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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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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