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.Continue…
Whether it’s been inspired by a commercial featuring a puppy popping out of a gift-wrapped box, or the insistent pleas of a child begging for a new fur friend this holiday season, it can be hard to resist the notion of adopting a pet for Christmas. But is this the right thing to do?
Holiday pet adoptions are a hot button topic among animal lovers, and for good reason. Surprising someone with a pet they don’t really want means that pet may have to be surrendered to a shelter – something no one wants. Taking the time to gather the facts in advance will ensure that any decision you make regarding pet adoption has a happy ending.Continue…
There are few things more exciting in life than welcoming a new being into your home, be it two-legged or four.
While bringing home two-legged babies is outside of our level of expertise at Animal Medical Hospital, we have all of the best tips for bringing home a furry one! Read on to be sure that you know all the latest information when preparing for a new pet.
Preparing for a New Pet
When preparing for a new pet, prep work is the key to success. There is so much to do before you even bring the new critter into the mix, such as:
If you are an allergy sufferer, you may have wondered if there are truly dogs or cats and that don’t cause an allergic reaction. Is this just an urban myth, or is there any truth to it?
As a pet lover who also has allergies, the quest for a pet that won’t make you sneeze is one we understand. But is there any truth to the notion of pets who don’t cause allergies?
The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care is here to separate fact from fictionContinue…
While every life stage has its own unique advantages, a pet’s golden years are likely to be some of the best. They graduated from housebreaking long ago, they know exactly what makes them happy and comfortable, and they provide a calming, supportive presence to any household lucky enough to have them.
There are loads of other reasons to adopt a senior pet, and your friends at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care have a few we can share from experience.Continue…
Throughout history, humans have created myths and stories related to events or phenomena we don’t understand. Myths encompass almost every topic imaginable and range from believable to truly bizarre. Dogs have been sharing life with humans for roughly 14,000 years, so it makes sense that we’ve dreamed up plenty of stories about these lovable companions.
Just because it’s 2019 doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of dog breed myths out there to distract and confuse well-meaning pet owners. Let’s take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about dog breeds.Continue…
Is your house feeling a little empty lately? You may be considering adopting a new puppy to keep things exciting (and adorable). If you are, you might not realize that in addition to all the fun a new puppy brings, they are also a lot of work! If you’re wondering just what’s involved, you’ve come to the right place.
Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is dedicated to helping you give your new puppy a lifetime of good health, so let’s get off to the right start right away!Continue…
Remember that time that you got so excited you piddled on the floor? No? While urinating out of sheer joy is not something humans normally do, many dogs pee when excited on a regular basis. While it may seem like a strange behavior, there is a method to the madness and, as usual, Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has the answers.
Why Dogs Pee When Excited
Dribbling urine when the excitement ramps up is a surprisingly common dog behavior, but there are actually a few different reasons behind why it may be happening. Understanding the cause behind the problem is the best way to try and prevent yourself from mopping your floor everyday.
Dogs pee when excited because:
Looking for a new furry, feline family member? Be sure to come by Animal Medical Hospital and check out our kittens available for adoption in the lobby. AMH has formed a partnership with the Humane Society of Charlotte, and as a result, we are able to provide a loving, caring environment for adoptable kittens until they are able to go to their “furr-ever” home.
We have two available for adoption, Hiro and Hitch, who are from the same litter. They each have unique and loveable personalities. Hiro is easy going, and would be wonderful in a home with children. Hitch is an explorer and is equally as cute.
The number of kittens AMH has available varies dependent upon how many the Humane Society of Charlotte has available for adoption. We are constantly receiving new kittens, so please be sure to check out our available adoptions by stopping by or giving us a call!
If you are interested in applying for adoption, come by the front desk and ask one of our Client Service Associates for an application. Once submitted, your application will be processed within 48 hours, and then you will be notified whether or not if you are approved for adoption. Interested applicants are encouraged to stop by for a visit with our kittens during our regular business hours that way we can ensure that one of our adorable felines is the “purr-fect” match for your family.
After you have been approved for adoption, we will assist you in setting up a time to pick up your new kitten. At this appointment, you will meet with one of our doctors who will go over kitten care with you, as well as answer any kitten questions you may have. Your kitten will be fully vaccinated (boosters may be needed for our younger kittens) and will be spayed or neutered. Before you take your furry family member home, we will also provide you with proof of vaccinations and two gift cards redeemable at Animal Medical Hospital. One gift card will cover the cost of your pet’s first physical exam at AMH, and one is worth $200 worth of services. We hope that these gift cards will help you provide the very best care for your new kitten.
We hope to see you soon!
Guinea pigs develop dietary preferences early in life and do not adapt readily to changes in type, appearance, or presentation of their food or water. The optimum diet for a guinea pig should contain guinea pig pellets, grass hay and supplemented with fresh vegetables. Guinea pigs are completely herbivorous and enjoy a variety of leafy greens. All fresh vegetables should only be left in the cage for a few hours and only a small amount of fruits should be offered. Good quality hay should be available at all times and pellets can be given free choice as well. Guinea pigs require a dietary source of Vitamin C and should be offered in the way of green leafy vegetables (kale, parsley, beet greens, chicory, spinach), red and green peppers, broccoli, tomatoes or small amount of kiwi and oranges. Make sure to speak to your veterinarian if you have questions about your guinea pig’s diet.