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
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
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
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
Animal Dogtor Wellness Tips for your Pet
Your pet is a treasured member of your family. Keeping them healthy is a priority, however, pet medical bills can come suddenly and unexpectedly.
Overweight Pet Care
Pets do take after humans, and weight is no exception. Todays pet population is reflecting the same weight issues that the human population has and the health risks associated with it. It is estimated that 54% of all dogs are overweight or obese in the United states.
Caring for your Nervous Pet
As many dog owners are aware, one of the biggest fears for many dogs is going to the vet. Today we will explore a few ways that we can ease the tension when of when a dog needs to go visit the veterinarian.
What are you Feeding your Pets?
You make sure that your pet gets enough food and plenty of water, but what about actual nourishment? With so many different brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to differentiate the good ingredients from the not so good. When it comes down to it, do you know what you are really feeding to your beloved pet? At the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, we’re believe in preventative care, starting with a well balanced, proportioned diet of nothing but healthy goodness. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for the next time you go pet food shopping and cooking.
Having your pet vaccinated is just as important as it is for you and the other members of your family to keep up with vaccines. Vaccinations are preventive measures against disease and other illnesses that could otherwise bring on a great deal of discomfort and severe health risks in some cases. Also, animal vaccines help to control disease that can also affect humans. This makes maintaining a vaccine routine important for both pets as well as their owners.
Battling the Dander
Some animal lovers are in great desire to have a pet of their own, yet the thought of allergy flares from pet dander make it seemingly impossible. Usually pet lovers are told that their allergy symptoms may be caused from the dander of certain animals, and create too much of a bother for everyday living. But do not let the dander bring you down! Although dander and animal fur itself can cause allergy flairs, it is not impossible to welcome a pet into your home.