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Itchy Pet Do’s and Don’ts

If your pet is constantly scratching, you likely want to make their itchiness stop. Determining what is causing their itchy skin and treating the underlying problem can be challenging. Our Village Veterinary Hospital team sees itchy pets every day, and we want to offer do’s and don’ts to help address your furry friend’s itchy skin. [...]

How Annual Wellness Screenings Benefit Your Pet

Your pet’s health is valuable, and our Village Veterinary Hospital team’s goal is to keep your pet healthy, happy, and by your side as long as possible. Therefore, we recommend that all pets visit us at least annually for a wellness examination and preventive care services, such as vaccine boosters and parasite control. We may [...]

Heartworm in Pets: The Facts

Every time you visit the veterinarian, you’re bombarded with recommendations to protect your pet from parasites. With multiple parasites plaguing pets, keeping them straight and understanding the true risks can be difficult. April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and the Village Veterinary Hospital team is sharing our heartworm knowledge to help pet owners better understand this [...]

Feline Arthritis FAQs

While veterinarians have diagnosed canine arthritis for many years, until recently, many professionals believed cats were less likely to develop this painful, degenerative joint condition. Fortunately, cat owners and veterinarians are now paying more attention to arthritis and the role this condition plays in their favorite felines’ overall health—particularly as they age. This joint condition [...]

4 DIY Enrichment Toys for Cats and Dogs

Like people, pets can get bored, anxious, and depressed when they lack mental stimulation. Pets need enrichment opportunities to stimulate their senses, express instinctual behaviors, and stay mentally and physically sharp. Without adequate enrichment, your pet may develop behavioral problems such as destruction, excessive vocalization, inappropriate elimination, overgrooming, irritability, and more. Fortunately, you can easily [...]

How to Care for an Exotic Pet

Every pet is unique, and while some people prefer a cat or dog as a companion, others choose exotic animals, such as reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, or birds as their family pet. While exotic pets can provide the same companionship and love as cats and dogs, they require specialized care, attention, and owner education to [...]

The Why and When Behind Pet Dental Cleanings

Your pet’s dental health is as important as your own, and one of the best ways to care for their dental health is to schedule regular professional dental cleanings, along with establishing an at-home dental care routine. Every pet is unique, so the recommended frequency of their dental cleanings will vary depending on different factors [...]

The Diseases Pet Vaccines Help Prevent

Vaccines train your pet’s immune system to protect them against infectious agents, and they can lower your pet’s risk of becoming sick with many infectious diseases. Our Village Veterinary Hospital team wants to help by providing information about the diseases that pet vaccines help prevent.  Pet vaccines help prevent rabies Rabies is considered a core [...]

How to Avoid the Top 5 Pet Cold Safety Hazards

January is Washington’s coldest month, and although we don’t get much snow, rain and high humidity combined with below-freezing overnight temperatures often produce hazardous winter conditions that can affect not only our ability to go outside and enjoy nature, but also our pet’s safety.  Despite your pet’s fur coat, they are not impervious to cold, [...]

Achieving Pet Health Goals with New Year’s Resolutions

Are you the type of person who likes to work toward goals? Setting a New Year’s resolution helps around half our population meet or work toward important goals—and they can also work for your pet. So, instead of focusing on bettering yourself this year, consider a resolution that improves your pet’s health, longevity, or wellbeing. [...]

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