7 Sizzling Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer is here, and nothing is better than good weather and spending time with your pet. While summer offers infinite possibilities to share adventures with your furry pal, this season poses hazards that put your pet’s wellbeing at risk. Our Haskell Valley Veterinary Clinic team provides the tips you need to enjoy a pet-safe summer [...]

Breathe Easy: Managing Feline Respiratory Infections

Nearly all pet cats are exposed to respiratory viruses or bacteria that eventually lead to an infection. Some cats get sick once or twice, while others have multiple infections. Feline respiratory infections resemble a human cold, with sneezing, runny eyes, and nasal discharge the most common signs. Most of these respiratory infections resolve on their [...]

What to Do About Ticks on Your Pet

As temperatures warm up, you and your pet will likely spend more time outside enjoying our beautiful state. Unfortunately, you’re not the only one who appreciates the lush New York state landscape. Forested areas, tall grasses, and dense vegetation are prime real estate for ticks, and if you aren’t careful, your pet may unknowingly provide [...]

5 Common Heartworm Myths Busted

Heartworm infections and heartworm disease affect thousands of pets each year, despite readily available control methods. April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so the Haskell Valley Veterinary Clinic team is taking this opportunity to dispel common heartworm myths and help pet owners understand how best to protect their pets from this preventable disease. Heartworm basics Heartworms [...]

Danger in Every Room: Common Pet Toxins in the Home

In the average household, pets are only one bite away from danger. Toxic substances lurk in every room of your house, in addition to spilling across the garage floor and being sprayed on the lawn. The best strategy to keep your pet safe from toxin exposure is to learn where poisons may be hiding in [...]

The Facts About Pet Dental Health

Dental health is vital to your pet’s overall wellbeing, yet many pet owners overlook this important aspect of pet health. Pets with poor dental health often suffer from severe pain and bad breath, and bacteria can spread from the mouth to the rest of the body and damage vital organs. The impacts of dental disease [...]

Jump-Start Your Pet’s Health in 2023

There’s no better time to evaluate your pet’s overall health and wellness than the start of a new year. Keep your pet healthy and happy in 2023 by taking a proactive approach to their care. Afterall, your pet relies on you to ensure all their needs are met, including their health. Our Haskell Valley Veterinary [...]

A Pain in the Neck: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

What do dachshunds, pekingese, and beagles have in common? They’re several of many dog breeds at higher risk for developing intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), which far more commonly affects dogs with short legs and long backs because of their genetic makeup, but can occur in any dog. IVDD can be devastating, so Haskell Valley Veterinary [...]

7 Cancer Warning Signs Every Pet Owner Should Know

Cancer. The word every pet owner dreads, and the first thing on your mind when your pet’s health or behavior seems off. This fear is well-founded—cancer affects 1 in 3 dogs and 1 in 5 cats in their lifetime. Fortunately—because of advances in detection, diagnosis, and treatment—an increasing number of pets are living with the [...]

Pudgy Pet? Tips to Help Them Shed Extra Pounds

Sure, a chubby puppy is pretty cute, but overweight and obese pets can suffer serious health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer. They also have a higher bone, joint, and muscle injury risk because of their excess weight. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is essential if you [...]

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