Recognizing Common Veterinary Emergencies

Veterinary emergency hospitals exist for a reason—pets get sick and injured at all hours of the day and night. Most pet owners feel panicked and overwhelmed when something happens to their pets during these off times and unsure what to do next. The Wales Animal Clinic team shares our guide to common emergencies and how [...]

Why We Recommend Wellness Screening Tests For Your Pet

We take children to their doctor for annual physicals and preventive care, and adults are encouraged to see their healthcare provider at least once yearly. These annual visits serve an important role in maintaining health by getting ahead of potential problems. We should apply the same wisdom to our pets. Annual wellness visits, or semi-annual [...]

Drink Up: How to Encourage Your Cat to Drink More Water

You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make them drink. Hydration plays a critical role in nearly every internal body process, but convincing your cat that water is valuable to their health can be tricky. Domestic felines descend from desert animals and are naturally designed to derive their moisture from their diet [...]

Should You Schedule a Veterinary Exam?

You love your pet and would do anything for them, but sometimes when they are not well, making the decision whether their clinical signs warrant visiting Wales Animal Hospital or if their behavior is actually normal, albeit weird, can be difficult. Our team understands that sometimes you have to make a tough call, but you [...]

A Pet’s Perspective of Cognitive Dysfunction

Like humans, pets may experience brain function changes as they grow older. Many senior pets experience a cognitive decline, and while the process often occurs gradually, this condition can seriously impact all aspects of your pet’s life. Learn about this common condition by reading our Wales Animal Clinic team’s account of cognitive dysfunction from a [...]

4 Tips for a Paw-sitively Perfect and Safe Pet Birthday Party

Your pet holds a special place in your heart, and what better way to show them your love than by celebrating the day they were born? If your pet is healthy and well-socialized, invite over a few of their pet friends and throw your furry pal a fun and safe birthday bash to celebrate their [...]

5 July Fourth Safety Tips for Pet Owners

July Fourth festivities bring together friends, family, food, and fireworks, but they pose several dangers for your pet. Our Wales Animal Clinic team wants you to enjoy your Independence Day celebration, so we provide tips to protect your four-legged friend before you decorate in red, white, and blue, and fire up the grill.  #1: Properly [...]

4 Common Causes of Pet Itchiness

Every pet needs to scratch the occasional itch, but constant scratching can signify a serious medical problem. Our Wales Animal Clinic team treats many itchy pets, and we provide information about common causes of pet itchiness and explain how to address these frustrating conditions. #1: Flea allergy dermatitis causes pet itchiness Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) [...]

7 Conditions That Change Your Pet’s Eating and Drinking Habits

Because your pet can’t tell you when they are feeling ill, you must look for subtle changes in their appearance or behavior to identify potential health problems. Your pet’s eating and drinking habits are key health status indicators. If you’re not sure why your pet’s appetite or thirst has plummeted or spiked, take a look [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for Keeping Kids Safe Around Pets

Pets are part of the family, and as a parent, you are responsible for keeping your two- and four-legged kids safe. A pet can have a positive influence on a child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, helping your youngster learn about compassion and responsibility. However, the communication gap between kids and pets can potentially [...]

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