4 Steps to Successful Toothbrushing

Dental disease is a common malady, affecting around 70 percent of pets by age 3. Sticky plaque and bacteria accumulate on the teeth, quickly harden into tartar, and build up over time, eating away at the bone and tissue anchoring the teeth. Gum disease and tooth loss is painful, causes bad breath, and affects quality [...]

Why Vaccines are Vital to your Pet’s Health

Vaccines are a key component of preventive wellness, but many pet owners do not completely understand the “what” and “why” behind routine vaccinations. However, understanding which diseases your pet might face, how vaccines help prevent these diseases, and why you should vaccinate your pet who never goes outdoors is important.  What are vaccines for pets? [...]

5 Things To Know About Anesthesia Free Pet Dentals

Anesthetic fears are the primary reason pet owners avoid scheduling dental procedures for their dog or cat. So, when clients hear about anesthesia-free dental cleanings at grooming salons, pet-related businesses, or other veterinary facilities, they are intrigued by what seems like a safe, economical pet dental-care option. Unfortunately, anesthesia-free dental cleanings pose many health and [...]

Litter Laws—5 Tips for Cat Owners

Litter box issues are the most common complaint among cat owners and the primary reason cats are surrendered to shelters. If you’ve recently adopted a cat, you’ll want to establish positive litter box habits right away.  Here are five important tips from Wales Animal Clinic to help your new cat get off on the right [...]

FAQs About Pet-Safe Chew Toys

Your dog is compelled to chew, and chew toys are the best way to prevent destructive chewing. However, you need to choose safe chew toys, so your pet doesn’t choke, swallow an inappropriate object, or injure their mouth. Our team at Wales Animal Clinic would like to answer some frequently asked questions concerning pet-safe chew [...]

Thanksgiving Safety Recommendations for Pet Owners

Between the morning parade and the afternoon football games, Thanksgiving’s cornucopia presents many potential hazards for your pet. Our team at Wales Animal Clinic would like to encourage you to follow a few guidelines that will keep your pet safe during the holiday. Please safeguard your pet during the gathering After being unable to gather [...]

Feline Resorptive Lesions: Is Your Cat at Risk?

When your cat turns up their nose at their dry kibble and begs for wet food, you may think they’re simply being picky, when they may actually be suffering from a painful oral condition known as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs). Cats are exceptionally talented at hiding pain or disease, so you may think their [...]

Exotic Pets Need Veterinary Care, Too!

Most pet owners know that cats and dogs benefit from annual wellness visits that consist of a physical exam, vaccinations, preventive care, and screening tests. But, did you know the same level of care is equally important for your exotic pet? While you may think of exotic pets as tigers, lions, and bears, they are [...]

The Perils of Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

If you never brushed your teeth, or only brushed them at the hair salon, your oral health would be in desperate shape. Considering that this scenario is accurate for most dogs and cats, you can easily see why 80 percent show periodontal disease signs by age 3. Don’t let this condition sneak up on your [...]

Image is Everything—The Benefits of Veterinary Ultrasound

When your pet is sick, you want answers quickly, and so do we. One of the quickest and most effective ways to assess an animal’s organ function is imaging the pet with an ultrasound. Veterinary ultrasound is the same technology human medicine uses to gather real-time images of internal structures. Many owners are shocked that [...]

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