Dental Tips: February is National Pet Dental Month

Your pet’s dental hygiene and habits are just as important as your oral health. Without healthy teeth, your dog or cat can’t or won’t chew their food, and they won’t be able to tell you what the problem is. If you work on their oral care every day, they’ll be less likely to have issues.

Your pet’s dental health affects their teeth, gums, and breath, but poor oral care can cause infections in the gums, carrying bacteria that can spread to their kidneys and heart.  Continue reading

Does My Dog Get Enough Exercise?

Dogs have lots of energy that they want to use with their human companions. If you, as their owner, engage them with plenty of exercise, you’ll have a healthy, happy pet. Dogs that are exercised regularly have fewer behavior problems, fewer GI problems, a healthy weight, and love to snuggle up with their owners.  Continue reading

Grooming Your Dog for Summer

As the hot weather arrives, you may be anxious to get your dog to the groomer for a summer cut. With all the outdoor play and heat, it seems like a dog would benefit from a nice short cut, but, while grooming is essential to keeping your dog healthy, a close summer shave may actually cause problems for your beloved buddy. Continue reading

Treating Your Dog’s Atopic Dermatitis

What Causes My Dog to Itch So Often?

Seasonal allergies such as atopic dermatitis, affect around 10% of all dogs. Atopic dermatitis is characterized by recurrent itching, and irritated, scaly skin. This allergic skin disease is caused by environmental allergens such as pollen, mold, and dust mites: the same culprits of many human allergic reactions.  If your dog’s atopic dermatitis is left untreated, it can cause more serious problems like hair loss and skin infections. Dogs with atopic dermatitis often lose interest in activity and interaction, and they frequently wake their owners during the night with the sounds of licking, scratching, and chewing at their skin. Continue reading

Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?

Traditional Spay/Neuter Practices

If you’ve recently adopted a puppy, you may be starting to think about when and if you should have your dog neutered or spayed. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner, or you’ve had dogs as pets all your life, it is important to be informed and up to date on the latest research regarding the care of your pup. Interestingly, the traditional practice of spaying/neutering dogs at an early age, between four and six months of age, has come under question in light of recent research. Continue reading

Special Offer on Dental Services in January

Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro Offers 20% Price Reduction on Dental Services

This January and February, Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, OH is offering a 20% discount for all pet dental services. Dogs and cats will receive a tooth and gum assessment and full dental cleaning with necessary tooth extraction at this special rate. Appointments for this popular offer are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, but they fill up quickly. Interested pet parents are encouraged to contact the center as soon as possible at 330-626-4935 to secure a spot. Continue reading