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4 Common Pet Behavior Problems—and Solutions

While you may take your pet’s bad behavior—such as chewing the couch or eliminating on your bed—personally, keep in mind that they mean no ill will. In fact, the ethics behind pets’ naughty choices are nothing they themselves consider. Still, your pet’s problem behaviors indicate something is amiss, and before you can take the necessary [...]

How to Care for Every Part of Your Brachycephalic Pet

You may not be familiar with the term “brachycephalic,” but you would certainly be able to pick a brachycephalic pet out of a lineup. Those adorable, snorting, smushed-faced dogs and cats—you know who we’re talking about—are classified as brachycephalic, a Greek word that literally means “short head.” Now it makes sense, doesn’t it?  Brachycephalic breeds [...]

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Pets

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common neurologic condition in pets that can cause extreme pain and mobility issues without timely, appropriate, treatment and management. Any pet can develop IVDD, although the condition occurs more often in dogs than cats, and in certain breeds. Learn more about this painful condition from our team at Wales [...]

Guidelines to Assess Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

Is your senior pet enjoying life? This is a critical question to answer to ensure your pet doesn’t suffer. As your pet ages, they are at higher risk for serious health complications that can negatively affect their quality of life. Our Wales Animal Clinic team wants to offer some guidelines to help you assess your [...]

4 Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

You’ve bought your turkey, planned your sides, and sent out your guest invitations, but have you made preparations to keep your pet safe this Thanksgiving? Many aspects of the holiday can be dangerous for pets. Our Wales Animal Clinic team wants to offer some pet safety tips to help you avoid a veterinary visit during [...]

Pet Obesity and Weight Management

Obesity is a weighty issue affecting U.S. pets. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese, with a mere 39% of dog owners and 45% of cat owners recognizing their pet’s condition. Without intervention, overweight pets are at an increased risk for [...]

Puppy Meets World—Socialization Success

Your puppy’s early experiences shape their worldview, leaving a positive, negative, or neutral impression. Curating your puppy’s successful and rewarding early encounters will greatly enhance their quality of life, and help them become an optimistic, confident, and adaptable dog. Read our Wales Animal Clinic team’s socialization guide to learn how to start your puppy off [...]

4 Pet Insurance Considerations

Pet insurance can be beneficial by providing you a financial safety net when your plan covers a portion of your pet’s veterinary bill, allowing you to focus on your pet’s treatment, and minimizing your financial worries. Each pet insurance plan is different, and researching and comparing providers can be time-consuming if you want to choose [...]

Safe Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat

Some pet owners believe that declawing their cat is a harmless solution for unwanted scratching—but this could not be further from the truth. Declawing can not only cause your cat long-term pain and lasting health problems, but also can lead to new behavioral problems. For example, some declawed cats are less likely to use the [...]

The Trouble with Ticks: Common Tick-Borne Diseases in Pets

Ticks are loathsome pests—from the tiny nymph stage to the larger adult stage—that can transmit serious diseases to you and your pet and you. While antibiotic therapy can typically resolve pets’ clinical signs, tick-borne diseases can cause lifelong adverse health conditions and chronic illness, making tick prevention especially important. In addition, diagnosing tick-borne diseases can [...]

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