Archives: General Care

  • Helpful Tips to Get Your Cat to the Vet

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    Does your cat go into hiding and magically disappear every time you need to take them to the vet? How could the cat possibly know what you are planning to do? Do you wish you had some helpful tips on how to help your cat not be so afraid of going to the vet? We are here to help! We see all types of cats here. The mellow cat that is okay with just about … Read More »

  • West Greenwich Animal Hospital’s 10th Annual Open House!!

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    Everyone’s invited!!! It’s THAT time of year again….. Our 10th ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE!!!!! Come join us for a day of fun with face-painting, a petting zoo, teddy bear clinic, games & prizes, vendors, crafters, music by Mike and Mark and the Haven Brothers food truck!! Don’t forget to mark it on your calendars now & start thinking of what your fur child can wear for the pet costume contest!!! All proceeds go to benefit the … Read More »

  • Tips for Eco-Friendly Dog Care

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    We would all like to do our part to live more sustainably and make the earth a better place to be—both for ourselves and for future generations. Did you know that there are several ways to care for your dog in an eco-friendly, sustainable manner? Here are a few tips from your local veterinarian on earth-friendly dog care. Use Sustainable Pet Products Purchasing planet-friendly dog products isn’t difficult, and it can make a huge impact … Read More »

  • Summer Fun in the Water

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    Now that summer has begun, the water is calling our name. Most people wish to take their furry friend to a pond or other body of water to enjoy some fun in the sun as well. As we have discussed in a previous blog, extreme heat can be a danger to your pet. Keep in mind, hot pavement or sand baking in the sun can risk burns to your dog’s paw pads and there is … Read More »

  • Your Cat’s Body Language

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    If you own a cat, you know that they can sometimes be a bit aloof. One of the best ways to tell what your cat might be thinking or feeling is by studying their body language. While it’s not an exact science, there are a few traits common across most cats that are good indicators of your feline friend’s mood. Learn more below: The Tail Experts agree: your cat’s tail is one of the best … Read More »

  • Black Fly Bites

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    Every year, from mid-spring to early summer, we receive an increase in calls about a red circular rash found on your pet’s underbelly or inner leg. Most often this rash is caused by the bite of a tiny annoying insect known as a Black Fly. Black Flies, otherwise known as “May Flies” or Buffalo Gnats will often be active between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  When your dog is an unsuspecting victim of a swarm … Read More »

  • Meet the AKC’s Newest Breed: The Azawakh

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    The ‘puparazzi’ are all buzzing about the latest dog news: the AKC has just welcomed another new breed into their ranks. The Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) was formally inducted on January 1, 2019. This brings the total number of AKC-recognized breeds to 193, including the 2018 inductees: the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vandeen. In this article, a local vet discusses the Azawakh. History The Azawakh is actually an ancient breed, having originated in … Read More »

  • Caring For Your Pet as They Age

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    While the exact age that your pet is considered “old” can vary depending on species, size, and breed, one thing is for sure: our animal companions need our love and care as they get older! As your pet enters their senior years, there are several things you can do to make sure that they stay happy and healthy. Frequent Veterinary Visits One of the best ways to make sure your senior pet stays in good … Read More »

  • Rabies!

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      With spring here, we will start to see an increased amount of wildlife coming out of hibernation. Some of this wildlife may be carrying Rabies, which is a deadly disease. In 2018, 40 wild critters tested positive for rabies in Connecticut and 53 tested positive in Rhode Island. So far from January 1, 2019- February 28.2019 three raccoons have tested positive for the disease. Why should you be cautious of this disease? Rabies is … Read More »

  • Biking With Dogs

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    For dogs out there that are not ordinary couch potatoes, you will need to help release their pent-up energy somehow. Biking is a great activity for you and your dog to stay fit together. Listed below are a couple ways you can take your dog out on a bike with you. Biking with a Bike Leash A bike leash is an attachment that allows your dog to run alongside your bike. This can be fun … Read More »