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Broken Arrow Pet Emergency Care:  Thanksgiving Dangers to Avoid

Broken Arrow Pet Emergency Care: Thanksgiving Dangers to Avoid

Thanksgiving is almost here and as you prepare your feast, be aware that the holiday can be dangerous for those pets who nibble on people food.  Being familiar with some common pet emergencies that occur during Thanksgiving will help you keep your furry friends safe. Keep Pets Away from Counter Tops It only takes a minute, a slight distraction and a pet attracted to all the wonderful aromas can b...

Veterinarian in Broken Arrow: Give Your Dog a Healthy, Shiny Coat

Veterinarian in Broken Arrow: Give Your Dog a Healthy, Shiny Coat

Your veterinarian in Broken Arrow recommends giving your dog  a healthy hair coat. But having a shiny and healthy hair coat requires regular grooming—hair coat brushing, bathing—and proper nutrition. Depending on the breed, some dogs have a low-maintenance coat (e.g. does not need frequent brushing/bathing) while others require frequent brushing, bathing and visits to a professional groomer. ...

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Have you ever wondered why the dog that you have brought into your Broken Arrow home keeps on eating his or other animal’s poop? Coprophagy is the term given to the act of eating feces. It may be its own feces or other animal’s feces. There are a number of reasons why dog’s do this act repeatedly.   Reasons Why Dogs Eat Poop   Boredom A dog in Broken Arrow that has been confined within...

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog in Broken Arrow?

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog in Broken Arrow?

A common question our veterinarians are asked is if and when should I spay or neuter  my dog in Broken Arrow? All dogs and puppies should be either spayed or neutered unless the owner is in the business of raising purebred animals. The days of letting the family dog have a litter of  puppies so that kids could observe the miracle of birth are long gone. Animal rescue groups have done an excel...

Broken Arrow Pet Health Care:  What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?

Broken Arrow Pet Health Care: What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Raising a dog in Broken Arrow is fun and stress-reducing. But when our pets become ill we become worried and stressed as parents do when their kids get sick. Sometimes our dogs just join our family without us knowing where they have come from, who their parents are and how long would we’ll be with them. The longer we have them as company, the more we are attached to them em...

Broken Arrow Pet Care: Special Needs For Senior Dogs

Broken Arrow Pet Care: Special Needs For Senior Dogs

If you are a dog owner in Broken Arrow, you may have experienced taking care of senior dogs. Whether you have adopted the dog or have raised him since he was a puppy, senior dogs have needs that are different from young and adult dogs. A senior dog’s special needs are to be addressed so that you can give your dog the best care possible and he can live a long, full life. When can a dog be consid...

Broken Arrow Dog Care: If Your Pet is Sprayed by a Skunk

Broken Arrow Dog Care: If Your Pet is Sprayed by a Skunk

Removing Skunk Smell from Your Pet – Broken Arrow Dog Care By the American Animal Hospital Association   To your dog or cat, the outside world is a playground, and coming head to head–or head to tail–with a skunk is just one more adventure. For you, the smell of adventure may be a little hard to take inside the house. You can take heart, however–there are ways to banis...

Pet Health:  Seasonal Allergies in Broken Arrow

Pet Health: Seasonal Allergies in Broken Arrow

Mild Winter Triggers Increase in Seasonal Pet Allergies in Broken Arrow This year’s mild winter and early warm temperatures have many area pets suffering from seasonal pet allergies in Broken Arrow.  Blooming plants, grasses and flowers can trigger allergic reactions, much like hay fever in humans, in dogs and cats. So how do you know if your dog or cat is suffering from seasonal pet allerg...

The Growing Pet Obesity Problem in Broken Arrow

The Growing Pet Obesity Problem in Broken Arrow

© Eric Isselée - Fotolia.com Obesity does not only affect humans. In North America, our pets are putting on the pounds and more and more animals are developing weight-related medical conditions that were virtually nonexistent 20 years ago. Our pets are getting osteoarthritis, diabetes, pancreatitis, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, and heart and respiratory disease. Today, obesity is one of ...

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

All canines wild or domestic eat grass, this includes wolves, dingoes, coyotes and of course our pet dogs. Eating grass is perfectly normal behavior and dogs have been doing this for thousands of years. A nursing mother’s grass eating traits can even influence similar behavior in her puppies according to a March 2009 article from the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. So why do dogs eat grass? ...

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