Tick-Tock, Snip-Snip—Pets’ Spay and Neuter Considerations

You love your pet, and do everything to ensure they live a long and healthy life. At Towne Centre Animal Hospital, our mission is the same, which is why we approach your pet’s veterinary care with the goal of preventing avoidable health issues before they begin. One way we ensure your pet stays healthy is [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Brachycephalic Pets

Breeds such as pugs and French bulldogs are popular because many people can’t resist their cute, smushed faces, but brachycephalic pets can experience significant health issues because of their unique characteristics. Our team at Towne Centre Animal Hospital wants to help by answering frequently asked questions about brachycephalic breeds, in case your pet is affected. [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Noise Aversion

Noise aversion is a serious problem that can cause extreme panic in pets, yet this common condition frequently goes undiagnosed and untreated. Our team at Towne Centre Animal Hospital wants to help by answering frequently asked questions about pet noise aversion, in case your pet is affected. Question: What is pet noise aversion? Answer: Pet [...]

Do Your Ears Hang Low? Dogs’ Chronic Ear Infections

Chronic ear infections can make your dog miserable, causing persistent inflammation, pain, and itchiness, and leading to sleep disruption, personality changes, and poor quality of life. The Towne Centre Animal Hospital team understands that recurring ear infections can be as frustrating for you as they are for your four-legged friend. Stop your dog’s irritation-infection-medication cycle [...]

Heartworms: Your Questions Answered

Humans abhor mosquitoes—arguably the worst summer pests—and hate their itchy bites. But, in pets, mosquitoes cause more than itchy welts—they also transmit deadly heartworms. If your pet contracts a heartworm infection, treatment can be painful, costly and lengthy, restricting your pet’s activities for months. Fortunately, heartworm disease is preventable.  April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, [...]

5 Reasons Pet Dental Care is Important

You may think your pet’s bad breath is normal, but halitosis can indicate a significant health issue. Approximately 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some degree of dental disease by the time they are 3 years of age, and this issue can result in more than offensive smelling breath. Our team at Towne [...]

Why Are Veterinary Wait Times So Long?

Were you frustrated by your long wait to schedule your pet’s last veterinary appointment? Veterinarians are overloaded right now, which has increased wait times to see a veterinary professional. Our team at Towne Centre Animal Hospital wants to explain what issues are causing veterinarians to be so overwhelmed.  Pandemic protocols decreased veterinary productivity When COVID-19 [...]

Sweet but Deadly: Xylitol Toxicity in Pets

Take a look at the following three scenarios, and see if you can spot what the pets have in common: Leila the happy-go-lucky Labrador’s nose excelled in sniffing out treats—and trouble. Typically, her owner blocked Leila’s access to the kitchen when she left home, because the naughty pup was notorious for counter-surfing. However, one day [...]

Eye, Eye, Eye! Common Eye Disorders in Pets

As devoted owners, we spend a lot of time gazing at our pet. Such loving moments make identifying common eye abnormalities, such as irritation, swelling, and discoloration, an easy task. These changes may alarm you, but do you know whether you should be concerned? To help clarify the fuzzy details, Towne Centre Animal Hospital has [...]

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