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Holiday Dangers

Any time the seasons change, there are new things that pet owners should keep in mind to keep their pet healthy and safe. This holiday season, veterinarians tend to see a few different things more commonly, including dogs getting into the garbage or eating bread dough, dogs and cats eating foreign material that gets stuck [...]

By | 2018-12-05T16:33:00+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pain in Pets

Think of the last time you were in pain (toothache, pulled muscle, stomach ache, etc). How much did it affect your daily life? What if you couldn't voice your concerns about being in pain? What if you didn't have access to pain medication and just had to deal with the discomfort? This is true for [...]

By | 2018-11-07T01:59:57+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xylitol Toxicity

  The month of October means pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, dressing up in costumes, and eating lots of candy! While this may be a fun time of year for you and your family, there are hidden dangers that can pose a risk to your pet; one of those dangers is XYLITOL.   What is xylitol? Xylitol [...]

By | 2018-10-12T03:01:45+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fear Free

What is Fear Free and FAS?  "FAS" stands for fear, anxiety, and stress. Signs of fear, anxiety, and stress in dogs and cats can sometimes go unnoticed or be misinterpreted as aggression. Stressed cats and dogs may freeze in place not wanting to move, try to hide, have dilated pupils, try to avoid the FAS [...]

By | 2018-09-07T02:07:57+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Veterinary FAQs

Country Hills Pet Hospital is committed to you and your pet! We understand that your pet holds a valued place in your life and your heart, so naturally you have questions about how to keep them healthy and happy. Trust me when I say we have heard some interesting and outrageous questions/stories to say the [...]

By | 2018-07-16T07:03:11+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grain Free- The Scoop on Pet Food

Grain Free? In this day and age, marketing departments are coming out with impressive designs- images of wolves, Holistic/Grain & Gluten Free labeling, and brightly colored bags. Walk in to any pet store and you immediately notice the many different choices & brands of pet food. Purina, Iams, Nutro, Royal Canin, Science Diet, Rachel Ray, [...]

By | 2018-07-16T06:42:12+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pet Dental Hygeine- Behind the Scenes of a Comprehensive Oral Workup

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association reveal that nearly 2/3 of pet owners do not provide the dental care for their pets recommended by veterinarians – is your pet getting the dental care he/she needs? Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting [...]

By | 2018-07-16T06:49:26+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noise Anxiety

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, many dog parents are dreading the loud fireworks that accompany the holiday’s celebration. Some dogs experience intense anxiety symptoms at the sound of a loud noise such as fireworks or thunderstorms. Dogs that have a noise anxiety or phobia can be seen trembling, pacing, whining, barking, hiding, or [...]

By | 2018-06-23T20:59:26+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AAHA Accreditation

Did you know that when it comes to pet health care, inspection of veterinary hospitals by the American Animal Hospital Association is VOLUNTARY and not mandatory like human medical facilities? In fact, only about 12% of veterinary clinics are accredited, and Country Hills Pet Hospital is one of them! In 2016, Country Hills Pet Hospital [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:29:21+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments