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4 Parasitic Pet Diseases

Parasites commonly target pets, and can cause significant health issues for your pet. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital wants to help by providing information about four common parasitic pet diseases, and suggestions for safeguarding your four-legged friend from these diseases. Parasitic pet disease #1: Heartworm disease Heartworm disease is spreading across the country, and [...]

When Sound Turns Scary: How to Manage Noise Aversion in Pets

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts, lazy days by the pool—and noise aversion? The term “noise aversion” describes an irrational response to loud noises, such as thunderstorms, fireworks, or construction. Roughly two-thirds of dogs are afflicted with noise aversion, although this condition often goes undiagnosed, largely because owners are not aware that this phobia [...]

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy in Pets

Pets commonly injure their cranial cruciate ligament, and typically require surgical intervention to eliminate the joint instability. Our team at Premier Pet Hospital wants to help you understand tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), so you will know what to expect if your pet is affected. Cranial cruciate ligament rupture in pets The femur and tibia [...]

6 Training Techniques to Prevent Problem Puppy Behaviors

Behavior problems can be an obstacle to bonding with your puppy, and addressing these issues early is the best way to ensure your new pet doesn’t develop bad habits. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital wants to offer training techniques to help you prevent undesirable puppy conduct. #1: Supervise your puppy Puppies are inquisitive and [...]

Heartworm and Pets: Frequently Asked Questions

Parasites can be a sneaky threat to your pet’s health, and heartworms top the list of dangers. Heartworm transmission occurs via a mosquito bite, so all pets are at risk for infection, which can be serious and life-threatening. Thankfully, with a little help from your veterinarian, heartworm disease can be easily prevented. April is National [...]

Danger All Around: Household Pet Toxins

Pets are talented creatures—if trouble lurks, they’ll find it. Because of this, pet poisonings are a common event, so much so that the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center receives several hundred thousand calls each year. Pets are vulnerable to poisoning from many common items in and around your home, if you’re not aware of the [...]

5 Facts Pet Owners Need to Know About Their Pet’s Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but this important topic should be at the front of every pet owner’s mind all year long. If your four-legged friend develops an oral infection—which is highly likely—they can suffer from unnecessary pain and lifelong effects from dental disease. Brush up on your dental disease knowledge—check out the [...]

Why Is it Taking So Long to See My Veterinarian?

At Pierson Pet Hospital, we are honored to provide care for your beloved pets, and we are devoted to delivering the highest standard of veterinary medicine. However, like practices across the country, since March 2020, we have been forced to reimagine and refashion what that looks like. And, every step of the way, we have [...]

4 Ways to Celebrate a Safe Holiday Season with Your Pet

The holiday season is almost here, and nothing is better than including your four-legged friend in the end-of-year festivities. However, many holiday hazards lurk that may harm your pet if you’re unprepared, so brush up on your holiday safety knowledge, by checking out the following four ways to celebrate safely. #1: Deck the halls with [...]

FAQS About Managing Your Pet’s Weight

In discussions about the growing obesity rates in our country, the focus is usually on the human population. However—not surprisingly—our pets are also facing an obesity pandemic. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s last annual survey in 2018, 59.5 percent of cats and 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight [...]

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