7 Reasons Regular Wellness Screening Tests are Important for Your Pet

After going to work, taking your children to school and their various extracurricular activities, and figuring out what to make for dinner, who has time to take their pet to the veterinarian for routine wellness care? Plus, your pet seems perfectly healthy, so what is the harm in skipping their appointment? Potentially, your four-legged friend’s [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide To Veterinary Professional Mental Health

Veterinary professionals are dedicated to caring for pets and they are your essential partners in ensuring your furry pal’s health and wellbeing throughout their life. Despite experiencing rewarding moments during which they improve or save a pet’s life and the satisfaction they glean from educating owners on their pet’s care, these animal health care providers [...]

Pawsitive Solutions: Tackling Cat Stress

Cats are notorious for choosing to live life on their own terms, and they have unique personalities compared to dogs, humans, or other pets. Supporting your cat’s mental wellbeing can be challenging if you see the world differently than your four-legged friend, but you can support their independent spirit by learning about their needs and [...]

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets: Early Detection Saves Lives

An estimated 1% of dogs and 3% of cats have chronic kidney disease (CKD). This prevalence may seem low, but risk dramatically increases when adjusted for age, especially for cats, with up to 50% of cats older than age 15 having some degree of kidney dysfunction. CKD is usually diagnosed only after most kidney function [...]

Pet Boarding Tips and Tricks

Leaving your pet behind when you travel can be stressful, but choosing the right facility and preparing for your pet’s stay will help ease the process. Dove Mountain Veterinary offers boarding services in our veterinary facility, which should give you peace of mind that your pet will be promptly cared for should a medical need [...]

Canine Noise Aversion FAQs

Like humans, pets often startle when they hear a loud noise, but then quickly recover and go about their day. The two-thirds of dogs with noise aversion startle at specific sounds or events and a long-lasting anxiety or panic response is triggered. Summer is the worst season for many affected pets because of fireworks and [...]

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 [...]

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