Myths About Keeping Indoor Cats Happy

Most of us know that indoor cats are safer and live longer lives, but some believe indoor cats are missing out, because they cannot engage in their natural behaviors without spending time outdoors. The truth is, indoor cats can—and should—live happy, safe, and engaging lives indoors because they are protected from the many outdoor dangers, [...]

Common Questions—and Answers—About Arthritis In Pets

It’s hard to watch our pets age, and while it’s normal for senior pets to slow down, it’s important to ensure they are not in pain. If your senior pet is struggling to keep up on walks, climbing the stairs, or simply getting up after resting, they could be suffering from a form of arthritis. [...]

Preventing 4 Common Pet Emergencies

Veterinary emergencies can be terrifying, and while you can’t prevent every issue, you can protect your pet from some common situations. Our team at Haskell Valley Veterinary Clinic wants to help by explaining how you can safeguard your pet from some common pet emergencies. Protect your pet from being hit by a car Numerous pets [...]

6 Tips for Traveling Pet Owners

Some people love a good adventure, while others have work obligations that keep them on the move. If you are constantly on the go, you may want your pet along for the ride. Our team at Haskell Valley Veterinary Clinic wants to offer tips to make traveling with your pet safe and enjoyable. #1: Prepare [...]

Does Your Itchy Pet Have Allergies?

If you or your family members experience seasonal allergies, you may experience sneezing, a runny nose, or itchy eyes as pollen counts ramp up. Pets can also suffer from allergies, which may be the result of environmental allergens, flea bites, or food. While humans are more likely to experience hay fever during allergy season, pets [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to the Best Time to Spay or Neuter a Pet

During puppy and kitten visits, we are commonly asked, “When is the best time to spay or neuter my pet?” While this is a great question, no magic number can determine when your furry pal should undergo a spay or neuter surgery. However, all pets should be sterilized, unless they are being bred responsibly to [...]

Sugar-Free Isn’t So Safe: Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

The sweet treat or peanut butter-stuffed Kong you give your furry pal may be more hazardous than you think. Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute, is found in a wide array of products, and can be deadly to dogs. Before giving your pet a special treat, learn more about xylitol, products that contain the toxic substance, [...]

A Professional Dental Cleaning: Why All 7 Steps Matter

Pet owners may overlook the significance of their pet’s bad breath or picky eating, but those quirks often signal an underlying health issue. When dental plaque and tartar allow bacteria to travel below the gum line, a progressive gateway for dental (i.e., periodontal) disease is formed. The bacteria first affect the bone and tooth attachment [...]

Pets with Issues: Managing Problem Pet Behaviors

You are running late for work when you see it again—cat urine on the bathroom floor. You feel like you have tried everything, but the problem with your cat has not improved.  Diagnosis and treatment of pet behavior problems can be challenging, and attempts to help sometimes add to the problem. The caring professionals at [...]

Holiday Guide to Naughty and Nice Pet Gifts

Is your pet the easiest family member to buy for? While your furry friend will eagerly accept anything wrapped in shiny paper, don’t grab the first red and green rawhide you see, and cross the chew off your list. Despite bins upon bins of toys at the pet store, few choices are actually safe for [...]

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