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10 Rules to Follow When Introducing a New Pet to Your Household

Welcoming home a new pet is an exciting time, but you can easily be overwhelmed with trying to acclimate a new cat or dog to your household. With the help of the following 10 rules, you can help ensure a smooth transition as you introduce a new pet into your family.  #1: Consider your current [...]

Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Intestinal Parasites

The thought of worms affecting your pet makes you shudder, but since many parasites infect dogs and cats, the topic is one you need information about, for your pet’s protection. The team at Towne Centre Animal Hospital wants to educate you on the intestinal parasites commonly seen in pets, and help you keep your pet [...]

10 Tips To Coax Your Cat To Use The Litter Box

Your cat looks so adorable curled up on the couch, but after finding puddles on the floor, you are not feeling affectionate. Attempting to discipline a cat is futile and will only make the situation worse. What can you do to remedy the situation? The team at Town Center Animal Hospital has a list of [...]

Feline Behavior: Unraveling the Mystery

Cats are wonderful companions, perfect for purring in your lap or making you laugh with their antics. But, do you sometimes look at your cat and wonder what they’re doing and what is going through their mind? Whether your cat is attempting to squeeze into a tiny cardboard box, sneering at the open window, or [...]

The Veterinarian Behind the Stethoscope: Meet Dr. Vineyard

Here at Cote Animal Hospital, we’re proud of each and every one of our team members, because, without them, we couldn’t provide such high quality medicine to our patients. Our practice owner and medical director, Dr. Sarah Vineyard, has worked diligently to build such an incredible team, and we want to share her story. We’re [...]

5 Activities That Will Prevent Your Dog Being Bored

Is your yard filled with holes? Do you fear for your new couch each time you leave your house? It’s true that dogs enjoy routine, but if they have too much time on their paws, they may resort to barking, chewing, or any number of common destructive behaviors. Our dogs bring simple pleasures to mind—long [...]

The Heart of the Matter: How to Identify Heart Disease in Your Pet

Your pet’s heart disease diagnosis can be, well, heartbreaking, but many pets with heart conditions can live long, happy lives through surgical repair or medical treatment. Heart disease can be present from birth as a congenital or inherited condition, or develop later in life. Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, your pet’s heart disease will [...]

How to Recognize and Manage Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Although your furry pal doesn’t forget where they left their keys, or to attend important appointments, they can walk into a room and forget why they’re there. Cognitive decline doesn’t affect only people—the condition is seen in cats and dogs, too. Your doggy’s dementia or feline’s forgetfulness, which is called cognitive dysfunction, is more common [...]

12 Holiday Pet Hazards

Sparkling lights and streets adorned with surfing Santas remind us that the holidays are here. Although celebrations may be smaller this year, the festive traditions of holiday music, decorating homes, and preparing plenty of sweets and treats remain the same. Holiday celebrations are extra special when we include our four-legged family members, but ensure your [...]

The Heartbreak of Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart and lungs of dogs and cats. Dogs are a natural host for the worms—cats are not, although some cats will become infected. Untreated, the worms’ presence leads to heart failure and lung disease. Read on to learn how heartworm infection occurs, how heartworm disease is prevented, how [...]

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