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10 Signs That Indicate Your Pet Needs a Veterinary Exam

Your pet can’t tell you when something’s wrong, so it’s up to you—and our team—to determine if they need veterinary care. Although some signs can be borderline wait-and-see symptoms of a condition that may resolve on its own, others indicate the need for veterinary treatment. If you notice any of the following 10 clinical signs [...]

6 Reasons Pets Need Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease is a life-threatening parasitic infection that affects more than a million dogs and cats in the United States every year. Fortunately, the condition is entirely preventable, and you can take steps to keep your pet safe. Our team at Dove Mountain Veterinary shares six reasons why every pet should receive year-round veterinarian-prescribed heartworm [...]

Pet Poison Prevention Do’s and Don’ts

As spring arrives, many people are deep cleaning, planting gardens, and whipping up new recipes. Coinciding with these seasonal activities, is March, which is National Pet Poison Prevention Month. As you’re stocking up on cleaning products, fertilizers, and baking supplies, learn about the most common pet toxins in your home, yard, and garage. To help [...]

How Often Does My Pet Need a Professional Dental Cleaning?

Your pet’s dental health is as important as your own and, while they may not need to visit a dentist twice a year, they still need regular professional dental cleanings. One of the best ways to ensure your pet’s optimal oral health and no hidden painful periodontal problems is by scheduling an oral exam and [...]

The Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

What better time than the start of a new year to focus on your furry pal’s wellness? Often, the resolutions that top a person’s list revolve around mental and physical health, and the same can hold true for your pet. By focusing on their wellness care, you can improve your pet’s health and happiness, and [...]

Bored Dog? Try These 6 Enrichment Activities

Enrichment is a term used in the animal behavior and training world that describes games and activities that will keep your pet mentally sharp and engaged in their environment. Enrichment activities provide dogs with an outlet to practice their natural behaviors and solve problems with their senses and intelligence. You’ve probably heard the adage, “a [...]

Does My Pet Have Cancer?

Cancer is the leading cause of death in senior cats and dogs, but is notoriously hard to detect in pets, because signs can be nonspecific and subtle. Our Dove Mountain Veterinary team wants to help by explaining warning signs that may indicate your pet is affected and information about pet cancer treatment. Pet cancer warning [...]

Pet Obesity and Weight Management 101

Your pudgy pet with their squishy rolls and slow waddle may be adorable, but the life-threatening consequences of pet obesity are anything but cute. Pet obesity is a rampant problem—according to a 2019 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs are overweight or obese in the United States. Overweight [...]

7 Pointers to Keep Your Indoor Cat Stress Free

Indoor cats are at less risk for outdoor hazards such as car accidents, animal attacks, poisoning, parasites, and infectious diseases, but they still need to express their natural behaviors to stay happy and healthy. Cats are considered self reliant, but they can become stressed if their environment isn’t to their liking. Our American Animal Hospital [...]

5 Back-to-School Tips for Pets

You and your kids may be excited to go back to school, but your pet may feel differently about their daily routine changes. While students are thinking about new school supplies and seeing their friends and teachers, your pet may be lamenting the loss of their long daily walks and constant companionship. Our Dove Mountain [...]

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