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COVID-19 Policies

Weight Management

Pets with good body condition experience fewer diseases and live longer, more comfortable lives. We can help you achieve an ideal weight for your pet with individualized diet and exercise plans. We can advise you on the ideal weight for your pet. Generally, both dogs and cats should have a slight waist behind the ribs [...]

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Our policy is to minimize vaccines to only those needed for your pet. We provide protection based on an individualized assessment of life style and medical history. Vaccinating your pet against commonly transmitted diseases can reduce the risk of infection, leading to a long and healthy life for your cherished family member. Puppies and kittens [...]

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Spaying and Neutering

Why should I spay or neuter my pet? Everyone knows how cute puppies and kittens are, but did you know that there are numerous benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered? Males Male dogs and cats are neutered. This surgery removes the testicles through a skin incision. Pain medication is given at the time [...]

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Cat Scratching

Cat behavior naturally includes scratching. This is important for keeping their claws in shape, allowing them to shed old upper layers of their claws, leaving behind healthy nails. Scratching also serves as a territorial marking Behavior. There is some thought that cats are more likely to mark their territory with their urine when they are [...]

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External Parasites - Fleas Myth: Cats and dogs will scratch when they have fleas. This is false! Only pets with flea allergies will scratch. Only one third of pets have a flea bite allergy, therefore, the majority of pets will not feel the need to scratch when bitten by a flea. The flea bite allergy [...]

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About Microchips The microchips we utilize at Hart Road Animal Hospital are made by Avid, and can be read or detected by all different types of scanners. All shelters and veterinary clinics have scanners and should be able to scan your pet’s microchip if he/she is brought in as a lost or stray pet. Microchips [...]

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Litterbox Training

What Kind of Litter? Most cats prefer fine-grained litters, presumably because they have a softer feel. The scoopable litters typically have finer grains than other clay litters, and are very popular, but clay litters are also relatively fine-grained and may be perfectly acceptable to your cat. Fragrance free is the key. Although a “rain mist” [...]

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Indoor Cats vs Outdoor Cats

Indoor Lifestyle Millions of cats live long, healthy lives within the walls of their family’s home, and develop very strong bonds with their owner. On average, indoor cats live NINE YEARS LONGER than cats who are allowed outside. Indoor cats are much easier to monitor for health issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, change in appetite, [...]

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Health Checklist

Home Health Check - For a Happy, Healthy Pet Please use this pet health checklist on a regular basis. We suggest performing a health check using the list below on your pet monthly. You can help discover many problems early on, before they cause unnecessary pain, expense . . . . or worse. If the [...]

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Dangers of chewing on bones

Dogs love to chew on bones, but unfortunately the bones they love can also hurt them. Among the dangers of bone chewing are broken teeth, getting the bone stuck somewhere in the digestive or intestinal systems, or having bone fragments pierce the stomach or intestines. All bones can be dangerous, no matter what size or [...]

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