Keeping Pets Active Indoors and Out

You know the struggle… You finish a long day of work and all you want to do is crash on the couch and binge watch your favorite series. Exercise can go by the wayside  if we don’t remain loyal to what is best for our health. The same is true in keeping pets active. It’s easy to let those daily walks, runs, hikes, or backyard play get off track when you must be indoors or are too busy to think about it. 

Our pets need exercise and play in order to live a healthy life and to curb bad behavior. A bored pet can gain too much weight or display behaviors like chewing, digging, and anxiety. The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care wants to help you keep your fur friend active now and throughout the year with some suggestions.

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What You Should Do if Your Pet Has Fleas or Ticks

Fleas, ticks, and other parasites are terrible hosts for your pet. Not only do they create havoc on the skin and cause a variety of serious diseases, they are also problems for human family members. This is because what they carry can be zoonotic, meaning that they can pass the disease on to humans. Aside from the harm they cause, they cause itchiness and discomfort, as well as an infestation of the home.

Your team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you combat these awful parasites by giving you tips on what you should do if your pet has fleas or ticks. Read on!

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Sun Protection for Pets? Yes, Please!

The summer will be here before you know if, and If you’re like most people you’re probably looking forward to a little fun in the sun. Sun protection is hopefully on your agenda, whether that’s a hat, long-sleeved shirts, or a thick layer of sunscreen (or all three), but did you know that pets can get sunburned, too?

You read that correctly. Even though your pet has a layer of fur, it may not be enough to protect them from sun damage. Just like with people, sunburns put your pet at risk for skin cancer (and are uncomfortable too). Your team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has the scoop on sun protection for pets, and why it should be a component in your summer supply arsenal.

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These DIY Cat Toys Might Just Impress Your Fluffy Highness 


When it comes to cats, you never know what their reaction will be. You could present them with a lifetime supply of tuna treats (you know, the ones they begged for yesterday), and instead of rewarding you with extra affection your cat won’t even look at you. Alternatively, you might have a stack of boxes intended for the recycling only to have them bounce with feline felicity at the mere sight. 

Indeed, cats are unceasingly unpredictable, a fact that makes choosing toys for them an exercise in futility. But wait: what about DIY cat toys?

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