Dr. Bruce's Animal Hospital

Simple Hygiene Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

We love our pets. They’re adorable, fun, and bring us a tremendous amount of joy. They can also cause us some extra work due to the extra hygiene issues we need to look out for. What we hope to do with this article is give you some practical tips that you can implement on a regular basis to ensure that your pets’ hygiene stays managed all the time.

Grain Free Diets: More Harm Than Good?

Just like the fad diets men and women are shown in the latest health magazines, pet owners are faced with similar challenges. One such diet fad for pets is the use of grain-free diets. Pet owners need to become educated on the potential harm that grain-free diets for pets may cause.

How to Travel with Pets

When it comes to summertime, one of the most popular activities to do is to travel. Unfortunately, many animals do not like traveling. Therefore, when traveling, you need to take some precautions for both you and your furry family members.

Should You Feed Your Pet Raw Food?

You love your pet. We see dozens of patients come through our office on a weekly basis, and know the love and care you place on your pet’s health. One of the first questions we receive when a family welcomes a new dog or cat into their home is, “What type of food should I feed my pet?” Inevitably the next question is, “Is it OK to feed my pet raw food?”

Choosing the Right Pet

It’s a big deal when you make the decision to welcome a new pet into your home. There are several factors to take into consideration, besides simply figuring out what type of pet you’ll choose. Take your time to evaluate the various options you have, as well as the following things that new pet owners often overlook.

Weight Management for Pets

What should a dog or cat owner look for to find out if their pet is overweight, or even underweight? According to a survey of veterinarians in the United States, it’s estimated that about half of all dogs and nearly 60% of cats are overweight! When an animal isn’t the right weight, it opens up the possibility of serious health problems. Fortunately, weight management is something that can be taken care of with proper diet and regular exercise.

Tips for New Pet Owners

Did you receive a new pet over the holidays? If you were one of the lucky people to receive a new member to your family over the holidays, congratulations! Now that you’re responsible for a new furry loved one, what do you do? When anyone – a pet or a person, is getting used to a new home, there will be an adjustment period. We hope that the following will help provide you with some good things to remember when helping a new pet turn your house into their new home.

Help Your Vet Diagnose Your Pet

It can be unsettling when your pet isn’t acting like their usual, happy self. Before running off to the Internet to attempt to diagnose what may be happening with your dog or cat, there are several things that you can do to help us determine what may be troubling them.

Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

The news over the last couple of weeks has been full of stories related to Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, and Hurricane Irma that hit our state. We thought that instead of waiting for the next hurricane to come around, it would be an appropriate time to give pet owners some tips they could implement in order to best protect their pets in preparation for a hurricane or severe storm.

Dental Care for Dogs

Did you know that dental care is just as important for dogs as it is for men and women like us? By about 7 months old, most puppies will have a mouth full of their permanent teeth. This means that it’s vital for owners to be sure to do everything they can to start taking care of their pup’s teeth from an early age.

Animal researchers claim that roughly 80% of dogs have some form of dental disease by the time they reach age 3, but your dog doesn’t have to fall in line with that statistic. Fortunately, we know enough about canine dental health that many problems can be prevented early on.