Wellness Screening for Your Pet

Routine wellness exams help detect emerging health problems in apparently healthy pets, allowing intervention before the condition progresses to advanced stages. Studies have demonstrated the importance of these screenings for a pet’s wellbeing, yet many pets see a veterinarian only when they are sick or injured. Our team at Village Animal Hospital wants to explain [...]

My Pet Has an Ear Infection–Again

Pet ear infections are one of the most common problems that veterinarians diagnose and treat. If your pet repeatedly gets ear infections, you naturally feel frustrated. Recurring ear infections are ear-itating–in more ways than one. The first week of May is National Pet Week, and Village Animal Hospital is celebrating the human-animal bond by shedding [...]

FAQs: Your Pet’s Anesthesia Experience

Many pet owners delay necessary veterinary care because they are so concerned about their pets undergoing anesthesia. And, although anesthesia always carries some risk, denying your dog or cat the services they need can result in unnecessary pain and suffering, and reduce their quality of life. At Village Animal Hospital, we understand your concerns about [...]

Indoors or Imprisoned? 5 Steps to a Happy Indoor Cat

Does your cat gaze wistfully out the window?  Does your cat attempt a “jail-break” every time you open the door, and then claw madly at the window, as if rattling their cell bars? Don’t they know how good they’ve got it living an indoor-only life? You're providing the safest, healthiest care, and meeting their every [...]

RBC? BUN? SMH*! — Understanding Your Pet’s Blood Work

You’ve received a copy of your pet’s latest blood work results, but all those acronyms and graphs might as well be hieroglyphics. You recognize the name at the top, but that’s about it. Is that red number concerning? What about the blue one? Is a flat line OK, or is that a bad sign?  You’re [...]

Arthritis Awareness for Pet Owners

Arthritis is common in dogs and cats, and can significantly impact your pet’s life. Unfortunately, the disease often goes undiagnosed and untreated, because owners don’t realize their pet is affected. Our team at Village Animal Hospital wants to help by providing information about this debilitating condition. Arthritis causes in pets Osteoarthritis occurs when the normal [...]

Hospice and Palliative Care for Pets

When a person ages or develops an incurable condition, family members and caretakers often turn to palliative or hospice care to keep their loved one comfortable and stress-free. These options have not always been available for pets, but thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine, palliative and hospice care are now viable choices for pet owners [...]

When Your Pet’s Stomach Ache Turns Dangerous: Pancreatitis in Pets

November is the best time to talk about pancreatitis in pets. With the holiday season—and cold weather—upon us, comfort food graces tables across the country. Mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, turkey, ham—all these foods make your mouth water, and your pet drool. These delicious foods likely mean that your furry pal stares beseechingly into your eyes [...]

Help Your Pet Live Their Best Life With Enrichment

You’re always looking for ways to support your pet’s well-being—you buy quality food, luxurious beds, the best supplements, and the occasional adorable—yet completely unnecessary—accessory. However, well-meaning pet owners often overlook an essential health component. In addition to basic needs like food, water, and shelter, your pet needs mental stimulation, physical exercise, and time to engage [...]

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