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It’s Time to Spay and Neuter Our Pets

It’s Time to Spay and Neuter Our Pets

In every neighborhood, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals going into animal shelters every  year. Hardly half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. If you have a dog or cat that needs spayed or neutered now is a good time to get...

4 Things You Should Know Before Going to the Vet

4 Things You Should Know Before Going to the Vet

Are veterinary care costs too high in Broken Arrow? As veterinarians there are many things we wish you knew about us and what we do to provide your pets the best veterinary care in Broken Arrow and Tulsa that we are able to offer.  We know there are budgetary issues to consider and we try very hard to present the best options available for your pets when they are sick or injured.  We are pet ow...

Do You Have an Overweight Dog or Overweight Cat?

Do You Have an Overweight Dog or Overweight Cat?

There is an epidemic sweeping across America that is effecting over half of our pets.  Our pets are too fat!  I fact many are  considered obese.  The culprits, too much food, too much of the wrong food and not enough exercise.  Does that sound familiar?  So what do with a overweight cat or overweight dog?  First, talk to you veterinarian.  At Village Vet Animal Clinic we can help you kno...

Does Your Pet Suffer from Seasonal Allergies?

Does Your Pet Suffer from Seasonal Allergies?

Have you been suffering from allergies this fall in Broken Arrow?  Did you know it is very likely that your pet may be too?  In this article from http://healthypets.mercola.com Dr. Marty Becker discusses signs to look for.  Allergies can be treated, please call us if your pet is having allergy symptoms at your favorite Broken Arrow animal clinic. © John McAllister #17469735   By Dr. Ma...

Broken Arrow Pet Surgery | Village Vet Animal Clinic

Broken Arrow Pet Surgery | Village Vet Animal Clinic

If your pet is a dog, cat, ferret, or bunny, it is likely that your animal will need surgical treatment at least once in his/her lifetime, most commonly to be neutered or spayed. Many other types of pets might need surgical treatment, even birds, reptiles, and fish. Understanding exactly what happens after you bring  your animal for surgery can help you to feel less nervous, and be more prepare...

When Is It Time to Consult Your Broken Arrow Veterinarian?

When Is It Time to Consult Your Broken Arrow Veterinarian?

Many animals are very good at hiding signs of illness and distress.  It’s one of those guards against predators that nature has given them.  It can make it much more difficult to know when to call your Broken Arrow veterinarian. Pets also can have minor injuries and illnesses that don’t present immediate harm.  So what can you look for before deciding to bring your pet to the animal...

Second-hand Smoke Is Dangerous to Pets Too

Second-hand Smoke Is Dangerous to Pets Too

Cigarette Smoke Can DOUBLE Your Pet’s Lymphoma Risk It’s not something you normally think about, even though you have heard time and again about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke, but that smoke is harmful to your pets too. Signs a pet is suffering the effects of cigarette smoking in the home include a dry, hacking cough and more frequent attacks in pets with asthma. Pets can als...

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

By Kreg Atterberry I remember the day as if it were yesterday.  He saw the worry in my face, the absolute fear of knowing that I would soon lose the best companion anyone could ever have.  My flat-coated retriever Auggie, gathered what energy he had left and despite the pain,  rose to his feet and came over to me.  He pressed his forehead into my thigh as he had done so many times before, his ...

10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Feeling Young

10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Feeling Young

Cats are considered to be “seniors” when they reach 8 to 10 years of age, but many are living twice that long.  Learn how you can keep your cat feeling healthy and young and be sure and get a geriatric exam when your cat becomes a senior pet. There is a large disparity between the life span of a pet and our life span. After having loved a pet and lost one, it seems unfair. The best we...

Common Diseases in Cats – Broken Arrow Veterinarian

Common Diseases in Cats – Broken Arrow Veterinarian

As a responsible cat owner in Broken Arrow it is important to have an idea of what diseases may affect your cat. Cats can be affected by many diseases—infectious and non-infectious. Although there are certain diseases that cannot be prevented, most common diseases in cats can be prevented by vaccination, proper nutrition, regular grooming and health check-ups. Common diseases that can affect y...

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