I’m Vegan: Can I Own a Pet?

Vegans and pets.

As a vegan, you’ve chosen not to use animal products in any form, and your diet and clothing preferences reflect that so that your life is in harmony with your beliefs. Lately, though, you’ve been thinking about adopting a cat or dog. You’d certainly choose one from a rescue group or no-kill shelter. This aligns with your commitment to reduce animal overpopulation.

However, you also wonder if it’s morally and ethically right for vegans to “own” a pet. There are several aspects to this discussion, and they’re all key considerations in your decision.

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5 Ways to Tell You’re a Responsible Pet Owner

Responsible pet owner.

Being a responsible pet owner goes beyond just meeting an animal’s basic needs for food and shelter. The best pet parents take the time to bond, create a safe and comfortable environment, and spend time interacting daily. These qualities hold up whether your beloved animal has fur, feathers, or scales. Wondering how you measure up? Look for these signs that your pets are happy, healthy, and safe.

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Adopting a New Puppy: Tips and Tricks for the First Days

Adopting a new puppy.

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!

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Should You Adopt a Senior Cat? Indubitably!

A senior cat.

Generally speaking, kittens are among the most adoptable pets out there. Unfortunately, their desirability hides a painful truth: older cats have a tough time finding new owners. Senior cats are often overlooked by prospective adopters who just can’t resist the cuteness overload of kittens or much younger cats. We understand the attraction to the wide-eyed adorable nature of a kitten, but there are many wonderful reasons to adopt a senior cat instead.

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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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What to Know About Adopting a Pet for Christmas

dog licking a little boy

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.

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Welcome Home! Preparing for a New Pet 

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:

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The Hypoallergenic Pet: Fact or Fiction? 

portrait of a one year old miniature golden doodle dog

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 fiction

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Looking for an Old Friend? It May Be Time to Adopt a Senior Pet

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.

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Debunked! 5 Popular Dog Breed Myths Explained

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.

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