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25 April
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A Few Facts You Should Know About Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Cat

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of spaying and neutering dogs. It’s a beneficial decision for your pet’s health and overall happiness! Like dogs, cats can also reproduce just as quickly as well as face multiple illnesses. Choosing to spay and neuter your cat can be a decision that may take some research and contemplation, but know that it’s a very common procedure and only takes a short time to recover from. Below, you’ll find information on the…

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15 March
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A Few Facts You Should Know About Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Dog

Responsible pet owners understand that spaying or neutering their dogs is important and has many medical and behavioral benefits. This surgical procedure prevents females from becoming pregnant and males from having too much testosterone. On top of that, the procedure can also prevent a few serious illnesses, which we’ll detail below. In America, millions of homeless dogs populate and roam our neighborhoods. Sadly, countless of these adorable animals are euthanized due to overpopulation and lack of suitable homes every day….

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09 February
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What You Can Do to Help Your Pet Stay Lean and Healthy

We try to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle through exercise and eating better. Our pampered kitties and pups no longer have to hunt for their meals, which means that their calorie requirements are not very high and, as with humans, extra calories equal extra pounds. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), obese pets in America have surpassed 160 million! What can you do to help prevent your furry loved ones from putting on too much weight?…

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20 January
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Three Diseases to Look Out for in Your Dogs, Cats and Birds

We do the most we can to love and keep our pets healthy. Buying the right foods, scheduling regular vet visits and, most importantly, giving them as much attention as possible all help to keep them living long and happy. Unfortunately, keeping your pet indoors or safely in cages doesn’t always mean that they’ll be safe from contracting an illness. At Valley Animal Hospital, we try to do what we can to keep your furry loved ones in great shape….

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29 December
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4 Important Symptoms of Feline Heart Disease to Keep an Eye Out For

Cats are known for being active and playful, but some of these adorable feline pets can possibly harbor a silent illness. Studies show that 16% of apparently healthy cats will experience heart disease in their lifetime. The disease is more often found in cats between the ages of five to seven years. Heart disease, in most cases, shows symptoms that cannot be ignored, and for that reason, it’s important to reach out to our animal doctors for help and answers….

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02 December
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5 Surprising Foods and Drinks that can be Dangerous for Your Pet

With chilly weather soon being upon us, it’s assumed our pets will be keeping warm inside the comfort of our homes. Like most pet owners, we tend to feel like we are being watched while at our dinner tables. Most of the time, it turns out to be our pets starring up at us as we enjoy our meals. Before falling for the googly eyes and sharing some scraps with your pet, stop and think if what you’re sharing can…

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08 November
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Early Detection of Cancer Can Maximize Your Pet’s Life

Much like cancer being one of the leading causes of death in humans, it also accounts for nearly half of disease-related deaths of dogs and cats. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that about 6 million dogs and approximately 6 million cats will be diagnosed with cancer this year. In order to make pet owners aware of the gravity of this disease, the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. designated November as “National Pet Cancer Awareness Month.” Their objective…

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01 November
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5 Perks of Adopting a Senior Pet

When looking into getting a new pet, many people may decide on buying a puppy, kitten or some other young animal. Getting to witness a puppy or kitten’s first stages of life can be a wonderful experience, however, some fail to realize that older dogs and cats can also make great companions. With November officially kicking off “Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month”, we’d like to encourage current and future animal owners to consider adopting a senior pet. Senior pets can be cats or…

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18 October
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Give a Black Cat Some Lovin’ this Halloween Season!

Have you ever feared that a black cat crossing your path would bring you bad luck? If so, chances are that your superstition was influenced by mainstream media, such as movies or books. In North America, it has been a tradition for black cats to be associated with witches, especially around this time of year, but let’s look at the positive things about these adorable animals. To celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of black cats, National Black Cat Day will…

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11 October
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Why You Should Adopt Your Next Dog

If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry, loving pet to your family, now would be the perfect time to do it. The American Humane Association is celebrating “Adopt-a-Dog” month in October. Likewise, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) celebrates “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.” The American Humane Association encourages the public to participate in this celebration by doing a few things. First, consider adopting from a shelter or rescue group. Second, spay or neuter…