It’s no secret that dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. In fact, dog ownership is up 29 percent in the past decade, which exceeds canine population growth. While it’s great that everyone from millennials to boomers wants to care for a furry friend, being a dog owner means you have to be conscientious of [...]
"Discount pet drugs— no prescription required” may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it. Some of the Internet sites that sell pet drugs represent legitimate, reputable pharmacies, says Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M., deputy director [...]
Adopting a pet is an important decision in a family’s life, as you’re making the choice to bring more love into your home in a life-enhancing way. However, you’re also making the choice to bring an animal into the home. This change involves responsibility, a mouth to feed, messes to clean up, and caretaking while [...]
Dogs can bring endless amounts of joy to a home, but they can also bring endless amounts of fur, mud, and saliva, not to mention that classic dog smell. It can sometimes seem like you are spending most of your time trying to keep your house clean, but you are probably just missing some [...]
Whether you live by yourself and desire a companion or you want to make your family complete, the decision to own a pet should not be taken lightly as it comes with a great deal of responsibility — physically, emotionally, and financially. There are several factors to consider before zeroing in on the first furry [...]
Dr. Smith meeting her fearful rescue dog "Melody" Fear free is a concept that has been recently introduced to the veterinary industry. It is something that was already being practiced by many in the field but not fully implemented by all staff in a practice as a standard. Hart Road Animal Hospital, the [...]
When your dog is part of the family, it’s natural to want him to join you on trips out of the house. But before you start taking your pooch everywhere you go, you need to prepare. Here’s what responsible dog owners do to keep their dogs safe and well-mannered in public. Know Where You Can’t [...]
Hart Road Animal Hospital https://www.hartroadanimalhospital.com/ 503-591-5282 Call us at 503-591-5282 today! Need an appointment? Let's PLAY! Pets have mastered the art of fun, haven't they? They make the whole world their playground, whether it's a ball, a new toy for chasing, or - let's get real - the empty box the toy came in. As their caregivers, [...]
Cats are the most commonly owned pet in the world, so of course they deserve a month devoted to their happiness! While cats may seem like they have it made in the kitty shade in terms of sheer numbers, they sometimes end up with the short end of the stick as pets. Thanks to longstanding myths portraying cats as independent pets requiring minimal care, our beloved kitties often don’t get everything they need in order to be truly happy cats. And a happy cat is an awesome pet!
Summer is here again! As you and your best animal buddy bask in the warm weather and enjoy summer activities, remember to keep safety in mind. Summer fun brings with it some potential dangers for your pet, like loud, frightening fireworks and overheating. We hope the information in this newsletter will help you keep your pet safe and comfortable this summer.