Posts in Category: For The Dogs
Most dogs love a good car ride! Unfortunately, riding in cars isn’t always met with unbridled enthusiasm. Instead, many younger dogs experience nausea and other strange sensations which cause fear, confusion, and stress.
While much of this can be attributed to an underdeveloped vestibular system (which controls balance) in puppies, if your dog gets car sick throughout their life it can make traveling with pets very uncomfortable.Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of advantages to being a 21st century pet owner. The advances in veterinary care, a greater respect for pets in our society, not to mention the abundance of adorable Halloween costumes for pets come to mind, but technology aimed at our furry friends may top the list when it comes to usefulness and fun.
At Goldorado Animal Hospital we love anything that makes it easier to provide pets with the best possible care, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite new tech for dog owners to share with our readers.Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us want only the best for our canine best friends. We take them with us wherever we go, buy them the highest quality diet we can, and we take them to the vet when they are due for their regular wellness exam each year.
But what about bathing? And do dogs really need special shampoo? It may seem like this is going just a tad too far. After all, there are plenty of high quality, mild human shampoos that work just fine, don’t they?
Keep reading to find out about dog shampoo, and why it’s important.Read the rest of this entry »
If you notice your pet’s eyes looking red or irritated, you probably will want to know what is causing it. Goldorado Animal Hospital knows it can be hard for pet owners to know when to worry about these things, and we are here to help. Red eyes in dogs is never normal, and it’s always a good idea to call us whenever you notice a problem with your pet’s eyes.
Why Red Eyes in Dogs Happen
There are quite a few things that can contribute to red eyes in dogs. While pulling an all-nighter is not a likely culprit, we do see a varied number of causes from serious to totally benign.
For some of us, there can be nothing better than spending time in the great outdoors. Pitching a tent near a lake, in a forest, or anywhere else can be what recharges us.
Have you ever included your pets on these excursions? Camping with dogs can be fun and entertaining. It can also be stressful, unless you follow the Scout motto: “Be Prepared”. With that in mind, Goldorado Animal Hospital shares our best tips for camping with dogs.Read the rest of this entry »
Who knew puddles and ponds could be so dangerous to a frolicking, curious, and thirsty dog? A sloppy drink from standing water may not always get your pooch in trouble, but unknown water sources can absolutely be contaminated with dangerous bacteria called leptospira. Known for causing canine leptospirosis, a bacterial infection, people can also become sick from this zoonotic illness.
In other words, a quick slurp from a suspiciously still body of water probably isn’t worth the risk.Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations! You’re adding a new pet to your furry family. This time is exciting of course, but can also be stressful for both you and all the pets involved. When you introduce a new pet to your existing pets, there are some best practices to follow which can help alleviate everyone’s nerves. Below, we walk you through how to seamlessly integrate a new pet into your home.
How To Introduce A New Pet…
Because the old adage, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is true in the case of how to introduce a new pet to your household, take special care in that initial meeting. We do recommend making introductions before you are fully committed to a new animal. It’s important to take things slow. If you need help, please call your team at Goldorado Animal Hospital.
Let’s get started!Read the rest of this entry »
Got a pet problem? Don’t worry. There’s a pet app for that! Tablets and smartphones app marketplaces like iTunes or Google Play offer apps designed specifically for animal lovers with solutions to important pet issues.
We’ve seen a range of apps from the very functional to the downright silly so we decided to make this list of must-haves. They’re the ones that actually do what they’re designed to do, without making you want to tear your hair out in the process. Best of all, they’ll not only make your life more fun and easier, they’ll improve your relationship with your pets and make you a better advocate for their health and wellness. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine how you feel right after getting your hair styled, a hot shower, or your nails done – it feels great to
be clean and well put together. Now imagine how much your pets appreciate that same pampering! This type of regular grooming helps build a close bond between you and your pet and keeps you informed about the condition of his fur, skin, teeth, nails and ears.
Grooming may include bathing, combing, brushing, clipping nails, cutting or shaving mats, cleaning ears and controlling external parasites. In fact, it is not uncommon to discover lumps, infections, and other problems during a thorough grooming routine. In order for your pet to be healthy and happy, regular grooming can be an important part of every wellness plan. Read the rest of this entry »