Recognizing and Managing Pet Anxiety: Strategies for a Calmer October

anxious dog.

October is here, and while we humans revel in the spooky delights of Halloween, our furry friends may not share the same enthusiasm. As pet owners, it’s essential to recognize that anxiety, whether general or related to specific events, can affect our pets’ well-being. 

At Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, we understand the importance of addressing pet anxiety to ensure a happy and stress-free life for our companions. In this blog post, we’ll talk about strategies for recognizing and managing pet anxiety, with a specific focus on separation anxiety, and offer tips for helping your pets cope with the spookiness of Halloween. 

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Why Vaccinating Your Pet is Important

happy dog at the vet.

Here at The Whole Pet Vet, we believe that integrative holistic care is vital to your pet’s health. At the same time, we recognize the importance of dog and cat vaccines in preventing infectious diseases. We take a careful approach when we recommend vaccines for your pet. Your dog or cat’s breed, lifestyle, disease exposure risk, and medical history are taken into account. 

Based on this information, we may recommend one or two vaccines for one patient and multiple vaccines for another. Here’s why cat and dog vaccines are important. 

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How to Prepare Your Pet for a Safe and Happy Summer

Cool dog ready for summer.

Summer is in full swing, and California’s fun-filled outdoor adventures await! There’s so much to see and do, and if you’re planning to make summer memories with your pet, it’s important to take a few extra precautions to protect your pet from the heat and other risk factors. We want your pet to fully enjoy the dog (or cat!) days of summer, so read on for pet summer wellness tips from our team at The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center

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Game Plan: Superbowl Snacks to Share With Pets

People on couch watching football with snacks and dog.

Almost 100 million people watch the live broadcast of the Superbowl every year. Those of us that aren’t even fans get in on the action. Why? Aside from the incredible athleticism and insane competition, watching the Superbowl is just downright fun. However, the camaraderie and the funny commercials pale in comparison to the major star of the show: Food. Everybody loves Superbowl snacks, but not everyone in the family can safely enjoy them. Spread the fun with these Superbowl snacks to share with pets.

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Why Some Pets Don’t Make Good Gifts

Dog in a Christmas box.

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are searching for creative and fun gift ideas for friends and loved ones.

Pets can make great gifts under the right circumstances, but there’s much more to be considered than when gifting someone an electronic device or sweater.

So what are some reasons some pets don’t make good gifts? 

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Summer Pet Safety: Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable

A woman walks her dog during the summer.

Who doesn’t love summer time? We’ve waited all year for hot, sunny days, endless blue skies, and loads of recreational activities to keep us fit, happy, and entertained. The best part is that many pets find themselves immersed in all the season has to offer. It’s important to remember that a pet’s level of fun is directly related to how well they are protected from risk. We’ve put together a few reminders for summer pet safety to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

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The Heat’s On to Up Your Summer Paw Protection Game

A dog wearing protective paw pads.

When you are used to wearing shoes all the time, it can be easy to forget that your pet’s paws can take a beating. Especially in the summer months, hot surfaces can be an issue for tender toes. Not to worry, though, the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center is here to help up your summer paw protection game.

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Not So Sweet: Pet Diabetes and You

Pet diabetes.

Diabetes is a pretty common health issue in human medicine and many of us are familiar with what it is. Oftentimes, though, pet owners don’t realize that this potentially serious health condition can affect dogs and cats as well. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center knows how important it is to you to keep your furry friends healthy, and understanding a little bit about pet diabetes can help you to accomplish that.

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Tips on Preventing Anxiety in Pets During New Years Eve

Dog celebrating New Years Eve

With all the excitement and possibilities of the start of a new year, it can be easy to forget that holidays like New Year’s Eve are not exciting for everyone. Between big gatherings of people, fireworks, and other loud noises, the final night of the year can induce some serious anxiety in your pets. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center wants to help you keep your beloved pets free from anxiety this New Year’s Eve.

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