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Assessing Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

Maintain and Assess Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life The human-animal bond is powerful, and if your pet is a senior, the connection you share opens your heart in amazing ways. Puppies and kittens love with an energetic and child-like innocence. In contrast, a senior pet’s love is steady and comfortable, full of accumulated wisdom, [...]

Pet Obesity and Weight Management

Tank Trims Down: A Cautionary Tale On Pet Obesity And Weight Management The number of overweight and obese U.S. pets has reached epidemic levels, making this condition one of pet owners’ most pressing health concerns. To highlight this important topic, we’d like to introduce you to our four-legged friend, Tank—a 6-year-old Labrador retriever and friend [...]

The 7 Rules to Feline Happiness, As Told By a Cat

We all know cats rule the roost in pet-owning households, but sometimes, cat owners miss the mark when trying to keep their indoor cat happy. Cats who live outdoors have a rich and varied life—albeit one that is full of dangers—whereas indoor cats have a safe, yet often boring, life. To spice up your house [...]

Chronic Ear Infections in Pets: Your Questions Answered

“Ugh, not again!,” you say to yourself. “This is the third ear infection my pet has had this spring! Why does this keep happening?” You may understandably feel frustration if your pet suffers recurring ear infection flare-ups, and your pet is likely miserable because of these painful infections. Our Staples Mill Animal Hospital team answers [...]

The Importance of Routine Wellness Exams for Pets

We all want our pets to be part of our lives for as long as possible, and the best way to ensure their longevity is through routinely scheduled wellness exams and preventive care. To help your pet avoid developing disease, ensure you routinely schedule their wellness exams, which—because pets age at a much quicker rate [...]

The Scoop on Your Dog’s Poop: 3 Common Causes for Diarrhea in Dogs

Many dog owners show their pets their love by sharing their dinner, or giving them too many treats. However, introducing new foods or too many rich treats into your dog’s diet can lead to gastrointestinal (GI) problems like diarrhea—which is, in fact, one of the most common reasons pet owners take their dog to the [...]

How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

The 7 Rules to Feline Happiness, As Told By a Cat We all know cats rule the roost in pet-owning households, but sometimes, cat owners miss the mark when trying to keep their indoor cat happy. Cats who live outdoors have a rich and varied life—albeit one that is full of dangers—whereas indoor cats have [...]

On the Road Again–With Your Pet

Summer means vacation and travel! This year, bring your pet along. A little planning  makes for stress-free travel, and your pet will enjoy the ride. Staples Mill Animal Hospital veterinary professionals are here to help you prepare for traveling with your pet. Whether your pet is a first-timer or a seasoned traveler, preparation can prevent [...]

Know Thy Enemy—Heartworm Disease and Prevention in Pets

Heartworm disease affects more than one million pets in the United States, and has been reported in all 50 states. Unfortunately, despite the availability of effective and safe heartworm prevention methods, this condition continues to infect dogs and cats, leading to debilitating and often deadly complications in the pet’s heart and lungs.  To best protect [...]

Guidelines to Properly Socialize Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy involves exposing them to numerous situations and experiences, which helps them become a well-behaved and confident dog. Our team at Staples Mill Animal Hospital wants to help by providing guidelines to ensure you socialize your puppy the right way. When is the appropriate time to socialize your puppy? Puppies experience several developmental [...]

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