Itchy Pet FAQs

Itchy skin is one of the most common reasons pet owners seek veterinary care for their four-legged friends. Itchiness can cause an affected pet significant problems. Our Companion Veterinary Clinic team sees numerous itchy dogs and cats every day, and we answer your frequently asked questions about this condition. Question: What causes itchiness in pets? [...]

Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is one of the most dangerous illnesses a pet can face. Transmitted by mosquitoes, these parasites can cause significant, life-threatening damage to your pet’s heart and lungs, and prevention is essential to keeping your pet safe. Our Companion Veterinary Clinic team explains how heartworm affects pets, infection signs, diagnosis, treatment, and—most importantly—how to [...]

Protect Your Pet from Common Pet Toxins

As pet owners, we’ve all experienced that awful stomach-dropping feeling you get when you step inside the house after a long day at work and see the telltale signs that your pet has been busy eating something they shouldn’t have while you were away. Your pet is either nowhere to be found—probably hiding under the [...]

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

When the temperature drops, pet owners beware pets get cold quickly from the crisp, chilly air.  The Companion Veterinary Clinic team shares tips you need to keep your pet safe in the cold—guaranteed.  Pets and frostbite When the temperature gets chilly—though I have soft fluffy hair,  I can easily get frostbite from the frigid outdoor [...]

10 Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday

Which traditions will you celebrate this holiday season? Whether you’re staying close to home, traveling to visit family, or throwing an all-out bash, your pet will notice the change in your routine and become curious, and perhaps anxious, about tasty food and holiday decor. The holiday season is rife with opportunities for pet mischief, which [...]

Top 5 Thanksgiving Pet Emergencies

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, feel gratitude for life’s ups and downs, and—most important—overindulge in a feast fit for royalty. Many of us consider our pets family and include them in holiday festivities, but holiday foods, plants, decorations, and travel can pose hazards to your pet, and they may require emergency [...]

4 Pet-Friendly Tips For a Spooky But Safe Halloween

While you likely enjoy the hustle and bustle of Halloween festivities, the costumes, and the candy, consider this spooky holiday from your pet’s perspective. Halloween can be stressful for pets, which can lead to a scary emergency. Our Companion Veterinary Clinic team shares four tips for taking the fright out of your pet's Halloween night.  [...]

5 Tips To Prevent Puppy Behavior Problems

Welcoming a puppy to your family is a fun, new adventure, but the experience can also be challenging. Puppies are adorable, squishy fluff balls, but they are also adult dogs in training. Your puppy looks to you for guidance and boundaries, and from day one, you must begin training and socializing them. Of course, no [...]

5 Keys to Everlasting Love—Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

If pet lovers worldwide could have one wish, they would all wish their pets could live longer. No matter how long and healthy our pet’s life span, we can never be satisfied. And while we can’t stop time, we can extend our pet’s life—in quality and quantity—by taking a preventive care approach to their mental [...]

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