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 Is Catnip and Should I Give It To My Cat?

Cat on catnpi.

Catnip has a comedic reputation of giving cats a certain kind of high, but what is it, really? Is catnip a drug for cats? Can cats overdose on catnip? The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you learn the truth about catnip and what it does to your feline friends.

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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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Catios and Cat Enclosures: What You Should Know

Cat enclosure.

Catios are a newer development on the cat-owner front. If you’ve never heard of catios before, be ready to have your mind blown. 

According to Catiospaces.com, “A Catio is a cat enclosure or ‘cat patio’ that provides feline safety and enrichment outdoors. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, a catio can be the purrfect solution while you enjoy peace of mind knowing your cat is always safe.”

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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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Is Pet Depression a Real Thing? (And What To Do About It)

Depressed pet, dog under blanket.

Almost all of us have felt down in the dumps at some time or another. While we humans do tend to anthropomorphize our pets just a little, it doesn’t seem to be too far of a stretch to wonder if animals can have the blues as well. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care knows that pet depression can be a real thing and is something pet owners should strive to recognize and address. 

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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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Not Just Smoke and Mirrors: Vape Safety Around Pets

Vaping safety around pets.

We all are pretty aware of significant hazards to our furry families. Most pet owners know that cars can kill and that they shouldn’t feed chocolate to their dogs. When it comes to pet safety, though, it’s often those common household items that are a part of our everyday lives that we forget can be dangerous that pose the biggest risk.

Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care wants our clients to know that vape safety around pets is essential. This increasingly common household item is becoming more and more implicated in veterinary toxicities.

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Snorts And Farts: A Guide To Bulldog Problems

A bulldog sleeping.

At Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care, bulldogs are among some of our favorite breeds. These smushed-faced cuties are often full of personality and energy and quickly win their way into the hearts of all. Bulldog breeds are not without their issues, though, and it is important for potential pet owners to understand common bulldog health problems to know what to potentially expect. 

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