Expressing Gratitude for Keeping Your Pet Safe on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with friends and family and express gratitude for what we have—including our pets—but a veterinary emergency can leave you feeling ungrateful. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team wants to help by explaining how you can keep your pet safe and remain thankful on the holiday. Be thankful [...]

3 Halloween Pet Hazards And How To Avoid Them

Although you and your family enjoy frightful Halloween fun, the holiday can be a dangerous and scary time for your pet. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team describes the three most common Halloween hazards, and offers tips to keep your pet safe and avoid an emergency.  Halloween pet hazard #1: Toxic treats This time [...]

Brush Up on the Importance of Annual Pet Dental Cleanings

You may wonder whether your pet really needs dental cleanings. The answer is a resounding yes. The myth that pets keep their teeth clean naturally by chewing is just that. The truth, however, is that most tartar buildup—one of early dental disease’s first signs—occurs below the gumline, and cannot be removed through chewing or toothbrushing. [...]

FAQs About Specially Abled Pets

Some pets have special needs that require additional care and attention. A specially abled pet can be challenging, but with the proper considerations and care, these pets can live happy, healthy lives, and they can make wonderful companions for you and your family. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team wants to answer some frequently [...]

Intervertebral Disc Disease Data for Dog Owners

Back pain is a veterinary emergency for your dog. Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a serious condition that can damage your dog’s spinal cord, and potentially cause significant mobility issues. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team provides information about this disease, so you know what to expect if your dog is affected. Understanding intervertebral [...]

Dog Ear Infections 101

Ear infections are one of the most common health problems that affect dogs, and these conditions can become chronic and difficult to treat. Underlying issues may be present that exacerbate the infection and prevent healing, and appropriate diagnostics are necessary to formulate an effective treatment plan. Our Town and Country Animal Hospital team wants to [...]

FAQs About Veterinary Anesthesia

Anesthesia is the controlled unconsciousness of your pet to ensure they don’t experience pain or move during certain veterinary procedures, such as surgery, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. Many pet owners are anxious about their pet undergoing anesthesia, and our Town and Country Animal Hospital team answers frequently asked questions to ensure you are informed in [...]

5 Reasons Your Healthy Pet Should Receive Regular Wellness Screening

When you bring in your young, healthy pet for their annual wellness visit and physical exam, you may wonder why we recommend screening tests. Your pet appears perfectly healthy—after all, they’re only 2 years old—so why should you spend the money on blood work and other tests? But, these screening tests, as well as others [...]

Do’s and Don’ts To Protect Your Pet This Summer

Summer means pool time, ice cream, and barbecues, but the heat and humidity can cause serious problems for your pet. Our Town and Country Animal Hospital team provides do’s and don’ts to ensure your four-legged friend stays safe during summer’s hot, humid days. DO recognize when your pet experiences heatstroke Heatstroke is a veterinary emergency [...]

Shaking in Their Boots: Anxiety and Noise Aversion in Pets

Up to 67% of dogs may suffer with noise aversion—an exaggerated, fearful response to specific noises such as thunder, fireworks, or smoke alarms. These reactions, similar to human panic attacks, are a medical issue that must be treated to alleviate suffering. Left untreated, dogs with noise aversion gradually get worse, and are more likely to [...]

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