Understanding TPLO Surgery for Dogs

If you're a dog owner, you understand the immense joy and companionship our four-legged friends bring to our lives. But what happens when your beloved pup faces mobility issues due to a CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) injury? That's where Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery comes into play. TPLO surgery has transformed the lives of [...]

Normal or Not? Understanding Changes in Your Pet’s Appetite and Thirst

Your pet’s food and water intake speaks volumes about their physical and emotional health and can help you determine when they need veterinary care at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Here are some common reasons why your pet’s appetite and thirst may change. Stress and pets Stress is a common, often overlooked, influence on pet hunger [...]

Action Plan: How to Help Your Pet During an Allergic Reaction

Your pet’s face is swollen, they’re pawing wildly at their muzzle, and you can see obvious stress signs. You realize they’re having an allergic reaction, but you don’t know what to do. First, take a deep breath. Then, follow this allergic reaction action plan from the All Creatures Animal Hospital team. What is an allergic [...]

Canine Hip Dysplasia Updates and FAQs

Hip dysplasia develops as puppies grow, causing looseness (i.e., laxity) in their hip joints, potentially leading to arthritis, pain, and joint breakdown. Many dog owners have long feared this condition, because hip dysplasia can significantly reduce a pooch’s quality of life and effective treatment has been historically limited. However, many new and existing treatment options [...]

The Damaging Effects of a Feline Hunger Strike

Each organ in your cat’s body works to maintain health and perform bodily functions. However, if one organ cannot function appropriately, your cat can quickly become ill. When a cat stops eating completely or eats too little for too many days, their body begins to mobilize fat tissue for energy, which damages liver cells and [...]

Bugging Out–When Bugs and Pets Collide

Bugs buzz, creep, crawl, climb, and fly—and can also bite or sting your pet. Our All Creatures Animal Hospital team understands your concern as a conscientious pet parent, and we offer information about what bugs are problematic for pets and how you can protect your four-legged friend. Fleas and pets Fleas are the most common [...]

5 Summer Pet Perils

Summer’s here! School’s out, the pools are open, and everyone wants to eat alfresco. But, before you change into your swimsuit, consider how this hot season affects your pet. Our All Creatures Animal Hospital team wants you and your pet to have a fabulous summer, so we explain hot weather hazards that could hurt your [...]

Pet Boarding Preparation Do’s and Don’ts

Sometimes, boarding your pet is the best option to keep them safe when you are away from home. Our All Creatures Animal Hospital team wants your pet’s boarding experience to be successful, and we provide do’s and don’ts to help you prepare your four-legged friend for their stay. DO ensure your pet is a good [...]

Noise Aversion Pop Quiz for Pet Owners

If your pet has a noise aversion, the condition can significantly impact their quality of life, but how do you know whether your pet is affected? Test your noise aversion knowledge by taking our All Creatures Animal Hospital team’s pop quiz on this anxiety-provoking condition. Question: What is pet noise aversion? Answer: A noise aversion [...]

Silently Suffering Stressed-Out Cats

Most people don’t think twice about their cat’s out-of-character behavior, because they are naturally curious and unpredictable creatures. However, when these behaviors indicate underlying stress, your cat needs help to feel better. Untreated anxiety can lead to long-term behavior disorders or affect your cat’s physical health. Our All Creatures Animal Hospital team has compiled this [...]

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