Bayside Animal Hospital: Our Blog
New pets need lots of love and care, and that includes taking them for their first visit to the veterinarian. While new fur babies–especially puppies and kittens–are typically healthy, young, and seem to be “just fine,” the truth is that it’s the preventative measures and working with your local vet that ensures that your pets will live long, healthy lives at your side. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we truly believe that bringing your pets in for annual veterinary visits is the way to go. In order to prepare your beloved pet for their first vet visit, here are our best tips for getting your new pet ready to see us for the first time:
Sago Palm trees are widely found across the United States, especially in warmer climates in the south. They can also be found as ornamental or decorative houseplants in homes across the country. What most pet parents don’t realize about these plants, however, is just how toxic they can be to pets.Continue…
It’s estimated that most pets over the age of three have some form of dental disease, which can easily impact their health and wellness. Just as our human dental health can impact bodily organs, tissues, and systems–pet dental health can affect their tiny bodies the same way.Continue…
Since January is Walk Your Pet Month, we wanted to provide you with a handful of helpful tips for keeping your pet happy and safe when adventuring out of the house. Walking your pet is a great activity that is both healthy for your pet and creates a deeper bond between the two of you, no matter what time of year.Continue…
During the holiday season and our pets’ birthdays, we want to shower them with loving pet gifts that they’ll cherish and really enjoy. Since they can’t tell us what they want with words, this can be a daunting task—even more so than purchasing gifts for the rest of the family. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re sharing great pet gift ideas for those furry friends of yours. Ones that are fun but also contribute to a longer and healthier life for those furry family members you love so much.Continue…
When we adopt our pets, they’re typically young, full of energy, and in need of a lot of love, care, and training. Then one day, it seems, we wake up and realize our pets really do age much faster than us, and our beloved pet has become a “senior.” We always want to keep our furry friends with us as long as possible—which is why their overall health and wellness is so important.
Pet health and wellness are our top priorities here at Bayside Animal Hospital, and pet safety is a necessary component of your pet’s health and wellness. Since it’s National Pet Safety and Prevention Month, we wanted to share some tips for keeping your pet safe, happy, and healthy all year long. Preventing problems and issues with your pet is the best way to ensure a long and healthy life for your furry family member!
When a pet is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be overwhelming. It is emotional enough to learn that your sweet baby has a serious disease, but then discovering that you are going to be responsible for administering insulin injections can be downright terrifying.
Thankfully, giving insulin to pets is something almost all of our pet owners are able to learn. Bayside Animal Hospital is here to help you navigate this important task.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that makes it possible for the body to utilize the glucose found in food. If the pancreas is not producing enough insulin, or if the body’s cells need more insulin than normal (insulin resistance), a pet becomes diabetic. Continue…
Everyone needs to get dolled up a little now and again. Sure Fluffy or Fido looks best with a freshly shampooed coat and neat nails, but keeping your pet well-groomed is a matter of health, too. Basic pet grooming should be in every animal lover’s repertoire, and Bayside Animal Hospital is here to help get you up to speed.
Basic Pet Grooming
You don’t need to put a lot of time or effort into basic pet grooming. Keep up with the little things on a daily basis, and a good grooming session doesn’t need to be a big production. Pay attention to: Continue…
Why are some dogs and cats eager to meet new people and do new things while others hide, run away, or even become aggressive? Some of it’s due to breed, but socialization also plays a role.
At Bayside Animal Hospital, we believe in the positive effects of actively socializing your pet. In addition to making your pet happier, socialization also prevents many unwanted behaviors. Let’s take a moment to review other reasons why socializing your pet is a wonderful investment of time and energy.
What is Puppy and Kitten Socialization?
Socializing your pet means actively exposing them to other animals, people, and new experiences in a positive manner. Done at the proper time and in the proper manner, socialization can build confidence in your puppy or kitten, strengthen your bond, and reduce the likelihood of certain problem behaviors. Continue…
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