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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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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Scaredy Cat: Feline Anxiety and Related Issues

Feline anxiety.

We don’t often think of our house cats as tiny, indoor wild cats. The reality is that they are more similar to a panther than they are different, though. 

The downside of keeping these pint-sized wild creatures as pets is that we are asking an animal with very deeply ingrained instincts to mesh into our household. This can result in some behavioral issues, including feline anxiety. 

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The Reverse Sneeze in Dogs and Other Alarming Pet Noises

A dog in the middle of a reverse sneeze.

Pets make noise, and some pets are louder than others. Sometimes they can make some pretty strange sounds, though, and it can be hard to know whether to be worried. 

The reverse sneeze in dogs can be a worrisome event that our team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care often gets questions about. Here’s the most important information you’ll need to know on reverse sneezing, goose honking, and other strange noises that your pet might make. 

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No Shame for Our Medical Boarding Pets With Urinary Issues

A cat in a diaper.

At Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care, we know that leaving your pet behind when you go out of town can be stressful under any circumstance. They are your family too, and you want them to have the best of care.

When you have pets with medical problems, things can become even more complicated. That is why we offer quality medical boarding services for animals with all sorts of needs and issues, including boarding for pets with urinary issues. 

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Feline Aesthetic: Cats Have Whiskers For Reasons Beyond Looks

Cats have many physical attributes that add to their unique appeal, but only one of their features helps them avoid and escape sticky situations – whiskers!

Cats have whiskers to help them navigate their world. Whether it’s hunting, exploring or expressing emotions, whiskers are really the cat’s meow.

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Huzzah! Behold Our Top 5 Blogs of 2020!

As 2020 comes to a close, we all may be celebrating the year ahead with a little more gusto than usual. But, while this past year has seen its fair share of unprecedented ups and downs, our pets have undoubtedly saved the day (and our sanity) in more ways than one.

This past year, many of us have spent more time with our pets than ever before. And, when looking back at our blog readership for 2020, it shows! Time and time again you, our dear readers, have turned to Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care’s blog for answers to your most pressing questions about your pets health, behavior, and quirks – and we are grateful for the trust you have placed in this online pet health resource.

With that in mind, we offer you a look at our top 5 most-read blogs of 2020. Enjoy!

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Always There: The Great Many Reasons to Feel Thankful For Your Pet

family at the dinner table

Whether you recently adopted a furry, fuzzy, feathered, or scaled friend, or you’ve proudly ushered your pet through to their golden years, you’re probably pretty glad they’re around. Sure, they may not always be on their best behavior (it’s all relative!), but they are there for you whenever you return home, and are never far from your side. 

Constant companions, ever watchful and always in tune, pets give us so many reasons to appreciate life. As we approach the holidays, you may be taking stock of your blessings, and the many reasons why you’re thankful for your pet.

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10 Fun and Adorable Pet Costumes for Halloween 2020

dog in costume

If you agree that nothing is cuter than adorable pets dressed up in Halloween costumes, you’re in luck! We have scoured the internet for the coolest, cutest, and overall best pet costumes of the year for your consideration.

We know that finding the perfect Hallowen getup for your particular pet can be a tough decision. This is why your friends at Animal Medical Hospital and 24 Hour Urgent Care did some window shopping for you. Let’s dress those amazing pets up, shall we?

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Did You Learn Life Lessons From Your Pet During Quarantine?

If you’ve had to stay at home recently, due to COVID-19 exposure or a positive test result, you know that the struggle to self-quarantine is not easy. A pet at home during this time can offer incredible support, entertainment and companionship, but it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. 

There was likely a learning curve to spending so much time together. Perhaps you didn’t realize it at the time but you probably learned some important life lessons from your pet. 

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