Dog Wellness Care (Or How Hoomans Should Do Their Doggos Right)

Dog wellness.

When it comes to heckin good doggo care, not all hoomans have it in the bag. No need to do you a panic, though, because Dr. Haas and her frens at Bowman Veterinary Hospital have dog wellness down to a science.

Highlights of Dog Wellness 

When it comes to dog wellness, there is no need to do you a big concern. It’s really pretty simple. Remember your basics, no matter if you have a big ol’ woofer, a smol boi, a puppers, or a floofer. Doggos have the same needs.

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The Importance of Heartworm Testing Your Dog

Auburn, CA dog with heartworm.

Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes. While this fact doesn’t endear anyone to them, mosquitoes are just doing what’s in their nature—sucking blood. They don’t discriminate and, in fact, perceive every mammal as a potential meal. The problem is, mosquitoes pick up microscopic heartworm larvae from various fur-covered prey, and subsequently deposit the worms into the bloodstream of their next victim. Staying on top of prevention is an absolute must, but heartworm testing is equally important. Why?

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My Dog Ate a Fly! Is It Safe?

Auburn, CA dog eating fly

If you are the owner of a curious canine who will eat just about anything, then you are not alone. Dogs scarf up whatever is in their midst, and in some cases the cuisine can be both gross and questionable. Such is the case with flies and other insects. At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we get asked about whether flies are safe for pets to eat, especially if they have been sprayed with Raid or another bug spray.

Since spring is the high season for flying things, our team is here to discuss what to do if your dog ate a fly (or another insect).

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Popular Pet Toys of 2020: We’re Making a List (and Checking it Twice)

Auburn CA Dog with Pet Toy

Whether we’re ready for it or not, the holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Leaving your pet off the gift list is likely unthinkable, but with so many pet toy options out there it can be a challenge to find something perfect for your furry friend!

If you’re having trouble deciding what to get for your furry friend this year, the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital has you covered. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular pet toys this year, along with some time-tested classics, so get ready to take notes. Your pet will thank you!

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Should I Be Worried About Frito Feet?

Auburn CA dog with smelly paws

Depending on where you sit, the great debate concerning “Frito feet” could be either completely acceptable or annoyingly off-putting.  If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you probably don’t own a dog! 

Even the most well-groomed dogs out there are covered in fungi and bacteria, some of which can result in a conspicuous paw odor. Indeed, Frito feet can be a real drag, but it’s normal and isn’t usually a cause for concern.

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Pepe le Pew: What Should You Do When Your Pet Gets Skunked

Auburn, CA dog in bath.

Ah, nature. There is nothing quite like it. From the beauty of the forests to the endless array of wildlife living amongst us, nature is a wonderful place to relax and kick back with our four-legged friends. 

Nature, of course, does come with a price sometimes, and that is especially true when your dog encounters a skunk. If that’s never happened to you, consider yourself lucky. But if it does, what should you do when your pet gets skunked? The team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to let you know what to do next.

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Ground Rules: Dog Walking Etiquette 101

Auburn, CA dog walking etiquette

Your dog’s daily walk is a cornerstone of their routine. Not only does walking provide them with much-needed exercise; but being outside in the fresh air and interacting with the world around them is important for dogs and people alike. 

This simple activity may seem like a no-brainer, but not everyone views dog walking in the same way or has the same goal in mind. By following some basic dog walking etiquette principles, you can maintain good relationships with your neighbors, the environment, and your dog.

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