Posts in Category: Seasonal Pet Care
Summer Pet Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation
Bringing your pet with you on a trip can definitely make the experience more fun and memorable. There’s a lot to get excited about, but as with anything related to your pet’s health and safety, there’s a substantial checklist that requires time and attention. We have some planning advice, essential details, and helpful tips to help you arrange the best summer pet travel itinerary.Continue…
Summer Pet Safety: Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable
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.Continue…
The Heat’s On to Up Your Summer Paw Protection Game
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.Continue…
Spring Pet Safety for Warmer Weather Fun
As we head back into the warmer months of the year this spring, The Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center wants to be sure that you and your furry family are set up to enjoy it. Keep reading to learn our favorite ways to enjoy the weather and our top spring pet safety tips to avoid unplanned trips to see our staff.Continue…
Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Diseases In Dogs
Dogs who spend any amount of time outside in areas where ticks are present are susceptible to a myriad of illnesses that can affect everything from their digestive tract to their cardiovascular system.
Without monthly preventives, Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in dogs are serious threats that could significantly impact overall health and wellness. Keep reading to learn about the diseases ticks might pass onto our pets and how monthly preventives can help protect them.Continue…
Understanding Allergies in Pets
Does the jingling of Fido’s collar, as he scratches his ears in the middle of the night, keep you awake? Have you noticed that your normally calm pet is obsessively licking her paws? Do those red sores on your pet’s skin give you cause for concern? If any of these scenarios sound like you, your pet may be suffering from allergies.
Allergies in pets is one of the most common problems we diagnose in our patients. Just as for humans allergy symptoms can cause significant discomfort for our pets, and wreak havoc on their quality of life. The team at the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center wants to increase awareness of allergies in pets and make sure pet owners have the information they need to make their pets more comfortable.
Keep the Season Bright With Holiday Pet Safety
The holidays are filled with fun, but they can also be a time of temptation, anxiety, and even danger for our beloved pets. Wanting to include our pets in the seasonal festivities is understandable, but a pet emergency is no way to spread good cheer. Planning and preparing for holiday pet safety is a must to ensure a happy, healthy season for your furry family member.
Aaachoo! Managing Pet Allergies In Your Family
Having any type of environmental allergy is no fun, but an allergic reaction to pets can put a real damper on things, especially when you consider that over half of U.S. households include at least one pet.
With an estimated 15% of the population suffering from pet allergies, it’s likely that you know someone who falls into this category. Keeping in mind the needs of pet allergy sufferers who visit our living spaces is important, and our tips aim to help you create a home environment that is friendly to both guests and pets.
Fun In The Sun: Summer Pet Safety Review
Bonding in the great outdoors is one of the best parts of pet ownership. Whether you’re heading out for a hike on the St. Joseph’s Hill trail or just playing in the yard, you and your pet can enjoy the beautiful summer weather safely by being prepared.
Keep our summer pet safety tips in mind before you and your pet head out for your next adventure.
Your dog’s paw pads are more sensitive than they appear, and hot pavement or concrete can often be too hot for them to safely walk on. A good rule of thumb is: if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your dog’s. Find grassy and/or shaded areas to walk your pooch, or limit walks to early morning and evening hours when life’s just a little cooler. Continue…
How Do You Know If Your Pet Has Allergies?
Spring has arrived! For many Californians, this means a steady onslaught of sinus headaches, sneezing, and runny noses well into June. You might up your dose of antihistamine and go to bed with a box of tissues, but what do you do when a pet has allergies?
Your pet could be allergic to many things, such as pollen, grass, mold, and flowering trees, but instead of the respiratory symptoms that can commonly plague us, skin-related problems could be on the rise. Continue…