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Is Tap Water Safe for My Pet?

Common Pet Health Concerns, Nutrition, Pet Safety Tips
Aug 21, 2021

Generally speaking, if your tap water is safe enough for you to drink, then it should be okay for your pets, too. If you don’t drink your tap water, however, then your pets shouldn’t drink it either.

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Emergency/Disaster Preparedness with Pets

Pet Owner Tips, Pet Wellness
Jul 01, 2021

The 2021 hurricane season has begun, and now is the time to start thinking about your emergency preparedness plan. When you’re stocking up on your emergency supplies and considering a potential evacuation plan, our veterinarians with Capital Home Veterinary Care want to remind you to remember that your pets need a plan, too!

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What to Do About Your Pet’s Seasonal Allergies

Pet Allergies, Pet Wellness
May 26, 2021

Just like some people get the sniffles from springtime and summer pollen or mold spores in the autumn, dogs and cats can suffer from seasonal allergies, too. If you notice your pet experiencing symptoms of allergies during a particular time of the year, then your dog or cat might have seasonal allergies.

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How to Care for a Blind or Deaf Pet

Aging Pets, Pet Safety, Senior Pets
Apr 21, 2021

Blind and deaf pets usually need special care because of their loss of hearing or sight. A little extra attention, a set routine, and safety precautions will ensure their safety, happiness, and health.

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Do You Really Need to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth?

Animal Wellness, Common Pet Health Concerns, Dental Health
Mar 05, 2021

Imagine what it would be like if you never-ever brushed your teeth. Yuck, right? Unfortunately, that icky-sticky, unhealthy state is a reality for most pets because most pet owners simply aren’t aware that they should be caring for their cats’ and dogs’ teeth.

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Tips for Safe Car Travel with Your Dog

Dogs, Pet Safety, Travel
Jan 08, 2021

If you’re planning an upcoming trip with your dog as your co-pilot, then take a look at these tips for traveling well and traveling safely with your dog for company.

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Understanding the Benefits of Home Vet Care

Animal Wellness, Mobile Veterinary Care
Jan 05, 2021

With at-home veterinary services from a mobile vet clinic, you can get your pets the care they need without any of the stress or inconvenience of visiting a veterinary hospital.

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How to Be There for Your Senior Pet

Animal Wellness, Senior Pets
Oct 15, 2020

Today, veterinarians provide exceptional care, which can extend the lives of our pets beyond past expectations. However, pets still don’t live as long as us. One inevitable part of adopting a cat or dog into your family is watching them age. As a pet owner, you can adjust your pet care routines, home, activities, and lifestyle to accommodate your pet’s changing needs and make their golden years the best ever.

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Know When Your Pet Is in Pain

Cats, Dogs, Pain Management, Pet Pain
Sep 28, 2020

September is Pet Pain Awareness Month, and we recognize the occasion by teaching pet parents the signs of pet pain and improving pet pain management.

What to Do With Your Overweight Cat

What to Do About Your Overweight Indoor Cat

Cats, Nutritional Counseling, Overweight Cat
May 21, 2020

Social media feeds might be full of pictures and videos of “chonky” cats, but unfortunately, the health risks that these overweight and obese animals are facing aren’t so cute. To safeguard your pet’s health, it is important to manage weight or take steps that will help your overweight indoor cat shed pounds.

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Litter Box Troubles? Understanding Feline Urinary Disease

Cats, Common Pet Health Concerns, Urinary Disease
Apr 17, 2020

When a cat has trouble using the litter box, it’s not only frustrating for humans, but also for the cat. Whether urinating outside the litter box or struggling to go at all, incontinence in cats is almost always a sign of a health concern and should be addressed right away.

Coronavirus and Your Pets

What to Know about Novel Coronavirus and Your Pets

Pet Safety, Updates, Zoonoses
Mar 23, 2020

As the nation’s schools and businesses are closing and people practice social distancing, many pet owners are left wondering whether the novel coronavirus will have any effect on their pets (other than leading to unprecedented levels of daytime treating, belly scratches, and purring).

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Celebrate Your Pet’s Dental Health with Us in February!

Dental Health
Feb 05, 2020

During February, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month to turn your attention and ours toward the importance of oral health care for pets. Each February, we like to put extra effort into educating all of our pets’ parents on caring for their pets’ teeth.

Does Your Dog Need a Leptospirosis Vaccination

Does Your Dog Need a Leptospirosis Vaccination?

Common Pet Health Concerns, Leptospirosis, Vaccines, Zoonoses
Jan 17, 2020

Leptospirosis is a serious, potentially deadly infection found worldwide that’s caused by multiple strains of spirochete bacteria. A zoonotic disease, leptospirosis can be transmitted between animals and humans.

Cognitive Disfunction Pets

How to Recognize and Manage Cognitive Dysfunction in Geriatric Pets

Aging Pets, Common Pet Health Concerns, Skin Disease
Dec 27, 2019

As veterinary medicine improves, pets are living longer. It’s wonderful to have our furry friends in our lives longer, but older pets mean a greater responsibility to improve our pets’ golden years. Pet parents are more commonly having to address the changing health concerns of their aging pets.

Grain Free Diets

Are Grain-Free Diets Causing Heart Disease in Dogs?

Dogs, Heart Disease, Nutrition
Nov 22, 2019

Grain-free pet diets are offered by just about every brand of pet food available, and while these brands claim to be a better nutritional choice for our carnivorous dogs, new research might indicate otherwise. Recent and ongoing research from the FDA has shown a potential link between grain-free diets and canine heart disease, specifically a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Cats

What Is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Cats?

Cats, Common Pet Health Concerns, Kidney Disease
Oct 22, 2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats (also called chronic renal disease and kidney failure) is a progressive condition, with which a cat’s kidneys gradually stop working properly. CKD is a fatal condition. Untreated, it will progress quickly. With proper management, cats with CKD can live long lives.

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Does Your Dog Have to Live with Canine Osteoarthritis Symptoms?

Aging Pets, Common Pet Health Concerns, Dogs, Joint Disease
Sep 17, 2019

We love our pups and do our best to provide them with everything they need to live long, happy, healthy lives. No matter how much love and care pet owners provide, however, as pets age, they become more and more susceptible to developing age-related medical conditions. One particularly common age-related illness is canine osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease (DJD).

Lyme Disease

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Common Pet Health Concerns, Fleas & Ticks, Lyme Disease, Vaccines
Aug 14, 2019

Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Four species of ticks have been shown to transmit Lyme disease, but the most common culprit is the deer tick (black-legged tick). Deer ticks and those carrying Lyme disease are common in the Eastern United States and can be found in nearly all warm, damp areas, including northern climates in the summer months.