Parasites

External Parasites – Fleas
Myth: Cats and dogs will scratch when they have fleas. This is false! Only pets with flea allergies will scratch. Only one third of pets have a flea bite allergy, therefore, the majority of pets will not feel the need to scratch when bitten by a flea. The flea bite allergy […]

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Microchips

About Microchips
The microchips we utilize at Hart Road Animal Hospital are made by Avid, and can be read or detected by all different types of scanners. All shelters and veterinary clinics have scanners and should be able to scan your pet’s microchip if he/she is brought in as a lost or stray pet.

Microchips are […]

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Litterbox Training

What Kind of Litter?
Most cats prefer fine-grained litters, presumably because they have a softer feel. The scoopable litters typically have finer grains than other clay litters, and are very popular, but clay litters are also relatively fine-grained and may be perfectly acceptable to your cat.

Fragrance free is the key. Although a “rain mist” or […]

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Indoor Cats vs Outdoor Cats

Indoor Lifestyle
Millions of cats live long, healthy lives within the walls of their family’s home, and develop very strong bonds with their owner. On average, indoor cats live NINE YEARS LONGER than cats who are allowed outside.

Indoor cats are much easier to monitor for health issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, change in appetite, or […]

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Health Checklist

Home Health Check – For a Happy, Healthy Pet Please use this pet health checklist on a regular basis. We suggest performing a health check using the list below on your pet monthly. You can help discover many problems early on, before they cause unnecessary pain, expense . . . . or worse. If […]

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Dangers of chewing on bones

Dogs love to chew on bones, but unfortunately the bones they love can also hurt them.
Among the dangers of bone chewing are broken teeth, getting the bone stuck somewhere in the digestive or intestinal systems, or having bone fragments pierce the stomach or intestines.

All bones can be dangerous, no matter what size or what […]

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Crate Training

Crate training can be one of the most effective ways to house train a puppy. By training with a crate, you are utilizing the dog’s natural instincts to help with the house training process. Wolves in the wild have a den/cave that they do not soil. Giving a dog a crate is a way […]

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