Bugs 101: Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Your Pet’s Health

Mosquitoes and ticks are more than a nuisance—they carry diseases that are hazardous to your pet’s health. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, and Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis are transmitted by ticks. The Loving Family Animal Hospital team encourages you to learn more about how these diseases can affect your pet, and the importance [...]

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Inhalant Toxicities in Pet Birds

Pet birds can be a great addition to the family due to their intelligence, inquisitive nature, and entertaining, loving personalities. When bringing a bird into your home, it is important to know what could be potentially toxic to your new pet. The avian respiratory tract is very delicate, which makes them more susceptible to inhalant [...]

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Benefits of mild sedation in Pet Bird Exams

In veterinary practices, we often use mild sedation/anxiety medications (oral or injectable) in painful or stressed dogs and cats to assist with full exams, x-rays, ultrasounds, or mildly painful procedures. In birds, we generally need to manually restrain them for full exams, blood work, nail, beak, and wing trims. Manual restraint is stressful for all [...]

By |2021-04-09T06:19:46+00:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Can Save Their Life

As a pet owner, you know your furry pal should be spayed or neutered, if only to avoid contributing to the country’s pet overpopulation problem. You likely also know that sterilizing your pet can reduce many unpleasant behaviors, such as mounting, roaming, aggression, and territorial marking. But, did you know that spaying or neutering your [...]

By |2021-03-25T02:02:34+00:00March 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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