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Many of the foods that promote good health in humans can be fatal to cats and dogs. This video discusses items to keep away from your pet.
Small fruits like grapes can become lodged in your pet’s throat or also cause severe intestinal distress. The same holds true for raisins, onions, garlic, avocadoes, and potatoes. You should also beware of fruits with pits or seeds such as peaches, plums, and apples. The pits of these fruits can cause significant intestinal damage, and the ingestion of seeds can lead to cyanide poisoning. Be cautious when eating macadamia nuts around your pets, as they are toxic to cats and dogs.
Hudson Veterinary Hospital offers low-cost spay and neuter programs for pet owners in the greater Ossining area. For more information on our animal hospital services, call (914) 502-2523.
Last updated 1 month ago
Good pet training keeps your pet safe and makes it easier for him or her to become integrated into your family . It takes commitment and patience to train your cat or dog properly, but it will make a big difference in the future. At Hudson Veterinary Hospital, we’re proud to offer pet training aids for our patients. Here are some tips that could help you and your pet:
Maintaining control on your daily walks is an important part of establishing yourself as the boss; however, no one likes to constantly pull and jerk on the leash. Not only can it be painful for your pet, but it could also injure him. The Gentle Leader leash is one great alternative. It fits comfortably over your dog’s nose and mouth and around the back of the neck, giving you maximum control your pet’s movement without causing pain or injury.
If your dog likes long hikes, but you worry about his hydration, you should consider the Handi-Drink. This product will help your dog learn to drink on the go. It starts out as a plastic water bottle, and converts into a plastic bowl for your dog’s water. It may take some practice to get your dog to drink, but eventually the Handi-Drink will allow your dog to stay hydrated as he trots beside you on long walks.
If your pet needs to take medication but refuses to chew his pills, Pill Pockets can help change his mind. These tasty treats have a small pocket in which you can slip a pill. Cats and dogs eagerly look forward to their medications when they’re disguised in Pill Pockets. These treats can also double as training rewards.
Hudson Veterinary Hospital can help you develop a good training strategy for your pet. We also offer low-cost spaying and neutering services, prescription dog and cat food, and pet grooming. Call us at (914) 502-2523 to learn more about our services.
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Your furry friends are part of your family, and as such, they deserve great healthcare. The information in these links explain ways you can keep your pet healthy for years to come. When your pet needs preventative care, grooming, or surgery, call Hudson Veterinary Hospital. Set up an appointment at our Ossining veterinary clinic by dialing (914) 502-2523.
Find out which tooth problems are most common for dogs in this article from Animal Planet.
At Premier.com, you can learn about the Gentle Leader system and how it can help you gain better control of your dog on your walks.
Last updated 2 months ago
You know that brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist are important for your own health, but what about your pets’ health? Your four-legged family members need dental care just like you do. Neglecting your pet’s teeth can lead to big trouble down the line, and could even shorten your pet’s life. Consider these reasons why you should have a conversation with your veterinarian about your pet’s dental health:
Dental health problems can be extremely painful for pets, and unfortunately, they have no way of explaining what is hurting them. As the pain gets more intense, your pet may change his or her eating habits, become lethargic, or even aggressive. The best way to prevent these behaviors is to take your pet in for regular oral exams and talk to your vet about a good oral hygiene routine.
Oral infections can be extremely painful for pets. Just as with humans, the risks associated with these infections don’t end at the mouth. The infection can spread to other parts of your pet’s body, including the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. Some of these infections can be life-threatening and require expensive treatment. A simple dental health care plan can help you avoid all of these issues.
Tooth loss is a serious problem for pets. It is usually caused by periodontal disease, and affects up to 20 percent of cats and dogs. As with humans, periodontal disease in pets is caused by neglected gums and tooth decay. When tooth loss occurs, your pet will struggle to chew food properly, which in turn can lead to digestion and nutrition problems. It can also cause pain and the need for expensive treatment.
Don’t neglect your pet’s teeth for another day. Set up an appointment at Hudson Veterinary Hospital and find out how to make dental care for your pet a priority. Call our Ossining animal hospital today at (914) 502-2523 if you have any questions.
Last updated 2 months ago
A puppy’s first vet visit can set your pet on the road to a long, healthy life. What should you expect from the visit, and what should you bring? This video explains.
In the video, you’ll learn about the important things you should bring to your visit, including any information you know about your puppy’s health history and a list of questions. The video also explains the exam process and offers helpful hints for keeping your puppy healthy.
To schedule a check-up for a new puppy or any other pet, call Hudson Veterinary Hospital. You can reach our Ossining vet practice at (914) 502-2523 or visit our website for more information.