Kick Off Summer Fun with Pets

The sun is shining, your sunscreen is on, and it’s time for summer fun! For most of us, this means summer fun with pets, too. 

Whether you’ve already made your summer bucket list or you’re late to the party, Huntington Veterinary Hospital has some tips and ideas for both lazing around and getting active with pets this summer.

Wet and Wild

Swimming and relaxing is essential to summer fun if you have a water loving dog. And in our area, we have to start off with the beach! Seek out dog friendly beaches, like Huntington Dog Beach or Rosie’s Dog Beach.

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Pet Poisoning and You: Prevention is Key!

Although not something we enjoy thinking about, preventing a pet poisoning is important to ensure our pets remain safe and healthy. Poison Awareness Week is the third week of March, and Huntington Veterinary Hospital thought now would be a good time to break out the list of things to check (and double check!).

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Keep Your Celebrations Jolly With Our Pet Party Safety Tips!

If you’re like so many families during the holiday season, that special time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s seems like one endless get-together of friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

Since holiday gatherings won’t be stopping any time soon, being prepared can come in handy. If you’re planning on hosting a gathering at your own home this year, you’ll naturally want to make it a safe event for your pets. That’s where our pet party safety tips come in!

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A Cornucopia Of Fall Pet Safety Tips

fall pet safety tipsThe holiday season is fast approaching, and your to-do list is likely filling up with shopping, planning, and endless activities. Spending time with your furry best friend may naturally take a backburner during these hectic days, but a little extra attention can go a long way when it comes to making sure they don’t wind up in trouble.

Make the most of this wonderful time of year by adding fall pet safety to your schedule!

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Into the Deep: Waterborne Diseases in Pets

waterborne diseasesTaking a dip in the nearest body of water is a time-honored summer pastime that is sure to cool off humans and canines alike. While taking a swim might be just what the doctor ordered in the summer heat, Huntington Veterinary Hospital wants to remind you that waterborne diseases in pets are a real thing. Take extra precautions to make sure that your pet’s summer is safe.

Parasitic Friends

No one likes a freeloader, and parasites in our pets are the absolute worst. Water can be home to several unwelcome parasites. Stagnant puddles and ponds are notorious for collecting animal waste, and if that waste so happens to harbor an intestinal bug or two, your pet might be at risk.

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The Itch That Won’t Quit: Allergies in Pets

allergies in petsWhile you won’t see your pet walking around with a box of tissues, complaining about post-nasal drip, allergies in pets (including seasonal allergies) are a problem for many of our furry friends. If your dog is scratching like crazy, and yet, no flea can be found, there’s a good chance he or she may be dealing with one or more common allergies.

Like us, cats and dogs can be allergic to a wide range of substances, including pollen. To get to the bottom of this scratchy scene, let’s take a look at some of these allergies and how you can help ease the discomfort through treatment and prevention.

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