Best Ways To Pamper Your Dog

Pampered dog.

For many dog owners, pets are more than just furry creatures that hide your shoes and bark at the delivery person. Dogs are truly our best friends. From the happy butt wiggles when you get home to licking your tears away when you’re sad, dogs love us more than we deserve. If you’re wondering about ways to love and pamper your pooch in return, our staff at Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care have some terrific suggestions:

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Are These 3 Fad Diets Harmful To Your Pets?

Dog on scale.

The diet industry is constantly trying to sell us new kinds of foods that will supposedly help us lose weight fast or increase energy levels, and it is no different for our pets. Every day, we are bombarded with ads for a new grain-free dog food diet or a raw food diet that is better for cats. How can you tell which diets can actually make your pets healthier and which ones might be more harmful than good? Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you see through the fads and find the best way to feed your pets the nutritious foods they need:

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What Happens When Your Dog Bites Someone—And What Steps To Take

Dog biting.

Even if your dog is friendly and has never shown signs of aggression before, there is always the potential that something can trigger your dog to react by biting. If your dog does bite someone, you will likely be worried, upset, and maybe even shocked. You might be thinking, what could this mean for your dog? Could they be taken away from you or euthanized? 

It is extremely important to react quickly after the bite and take action. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you learn what happens when your dog bites someone, and what steps to take next. 

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How to Rehome a Dog With Compassion

Dog for adoption.

For some, there might have been a moment where you have felt like, “that’s it, the dog needs to go!” For others, there may be a growing sense that the dog you have taken in will not be a fit for you over the long term. No matter what brought you here, our team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help shed light on the journey ahead of you. There are so many paths to take that can lead to better places for you both.

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Here’s What Happens When Your Dog Jumps On Furniture and Why Training Is Important

Dog on couch.

Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis, or a luxating patella are just some of the conditions that can be exacerbated by the trauma put on joints from jumping off furniture. For a small dog, soaring off a sofa could be equivalent to us jumping off a wall triple our height! For a big dog, moving all that extra weight up and down puts severe stress on joints. Your team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to bring a new approach to choosing what’s best when your dog jumps on furniture. 

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One Thing to Do Now For an Out of Control Teenage Dog

Teenage puppy.

Once upon a time, you may have been able to pick your puppy up when they were acting up. Now they’re bouncing off the walls, but much bigger, essentially a puppy in a full-sized dog’s body. The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has seen this scene many times before… the teenager phase!

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Pet Lethargy: Are They Sick or Just Tired?

Tired dog.

For every pet behavior, there could be many possible reasons that explain why they do certain things. Some behaviors occur suddenly and cause great concern. Others tend to sneak in over time until they become part of the everyday routine. Tiredness or uncharacteristic fatigue is just one example of this. While certain pets, like seniors, tend to sleep more, pet lethargy is never a good sign.

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What’s Better, Scheduled Meals or Free Feeding?

Dog and cat eating.

The votes are in. Dogs are 100% for free feeding. Humans are on the fence. Which is better? There are pros and cons to both options. Still, dogs are all-in on the idea of an open bowl! The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you decide which option is better for your favorite canine:

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Honking After Barking: Dog Tracheal Collapse

Does your dog have occasional coughing fits where it sounds like they’re trying to “hack something up,” but nothing comes out? If your dog is middle-aged or older, we may need to rule out tracheal collapse. Small or toy breeds are more prone to this condition. Your team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help shed some light on dog tracheal collapse and how life can get better for our furry friends who have it.

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Why Your Old Dog Smells Bad and Other Mysteries of Pet Ownership

Smelly dog gets a bath.

Your love for your dog is unconditional. It can be hard to remember that, though, when your oldest best friend has an odor that can clear a room. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care knows how important the human-animal bond is, and we are ready to help you solve the mystery of why your old dog smells bad, even after a good bath. 

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