We know how much music can affect not only our day but our general mood and how we approach a situation. But what about the effect music has on our pets? Part of our Fear Free Certification at East Bend Animal Hospital is the use of calming music. So how does it work, why does it work, and how can we implement it at home? [Read more…]
Why does my veterinarian ask me to bring a stool (fecal sample) to my pet’s wellness exam each year?
Veterinarians typically request that pet’s owners bring a fresh stool (fecal) sample to their pet’s wellness exam every year. The stool samples are examined at a microscopic level to look for intestinal parasites (many parasites are very tiny and impossible to detect with the human eye) in a pet’s feces. [Read more…]
There is still plenty of fun to be had during the cold winter months and what better way to enjoy than with your furry friend by your side! Whether going out for an adventure or staying in where it’s warm and cozy, here are a few ideas of fun things to do. [Read more…]
Tis the season to be joyful, giving, and watchful! We love celebrating the holidays in all of their glory: Christmas lights, baking, decorations, and festive fun. Sometimes we get so caught up in the moments and we may forget to consider whether it’s safe for our pets! Here is a quick list of a few things to keep in mind this holiday season. [Read more…]
Essential oils have become commonplace in many of our lives and homes over the past several years as a natural cure-all for disease or emotional malaise. So what does this mean for our pets? Let’s take a look at essential oils and how they can be used to benefit our pets, and what to watch out for. [Read more…]