Common Breed-Related Health Issues in Dogs and Cats

Purebred pets captivate so many people’s hearts. If you prize a certain look and personality in a dog or cat and buy from a breeder, you can ensure your puppy or kitten will grow up with the qualities they share with other breed members. Unfortunately, not all these traits are positive. Pedigreed pets’ gene pools [...]

Beyond the Basics: How Your Veterinarian Can Enrich Your Pet’s Life

When pet owners think of veterinarians, they often envision white coats, stethoscopes, and exam tables. However, the range of a veterinarian's expertise extends far beyond diagnosing illnesses and prescribing treatments. From nutrition guidance to behavior management, your Village Animal Hospital veterinarian can play a pivotal role in ensuring your furry friend’s overall health and well-being. [...]

Pet Ear Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

Ear care is an afterthought for many pet owners, but knowing how to clean your pet’s ears is an essential skill. Most groomers clean pets’ ears as part of their standard bath package, but pets who don’t need regular haircuts should have their ears cleaned at home. Because this can be daunting for the inexperienced, [...]

Understanding and Addressing Common Pet Eye Diseases

Pet owners often overlook the importance of maintaining their pets' ocular health, assuming that eye issues rarely occur. However, common pet eye diseases can affect your beloved companion’s vision. Our Village Animal Hospital team understands that you prioritize your pet’s health and well-being, so we describe common pet eye diseases and how you can help [...]

Pet Health 101: Signs You Should Never Ignore

While your pet can't communicate their feelings in words, they often demonstrate that they have acute or chronic underlying medical problems through various signs. Missing these signs can lead to serious consequences. You are your pet’s constant companion and in the best position to detect subtle changes, so you need to know which health signs [...]

‘Tis the Season for Pet Safety: 7 Tips for a Worry-Free Holiday

The holiday season can be stressful, and you should not add a veterinary emergency visit to your to-do list. Unfortunately, many holiday traditions, including rich foods and elaborate decorations, can be harmful to your furry pal’s health. Our Village Animal Hospital team wants to help you avoid a disaster this holiday season, so we’re sharing [...]

Pancreatitis in Pets: Questions and Answers

As the holidays approach, veterinary hospitals are often faced with an influx of sick pets who ate too many scraps or got into the trash. Many of these pets have a simple stomach upset, but others develop a more serious condition called pancreatitis. This painful illness often requires hospitalization and can lead to life-threatening complications [...]

10 Tips to Prepare Your Pet for a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit

Many pets experience stress and fear during a veterinary visit, which is understandable, considering they are typically poked and prodded and surrounded by unfamiliar sights, smells, sounds, and people. Our Village Animal Hospital team knows many pet owners avoid veterinary visits to protect their pet from this stressful situation, but this deprives them of vital [...]

9 Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions to affect cats and dogs, but this health issue often is considered to be a normal aging change. By learning more about the disease and how to manage it in your pet, you can greatly improve their quality of life if they develop arthritis. Here are nine [...]

8 Ways AAHA Accreditation Benefits Pets

Choosing your pet’s veterinarian is a critical decision that has a lasting impact on your pet’s health and wellbeing. You want your pet to receive the highest standard of care possible, but how do you know which practices provide gold-standard pet health care? If you select an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited clinic—like Village Animal [...]

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