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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Pet Acupuncture: Does it Work?

You probably know that Bowman Veterinary Hospital strives to bring our clients the best and latest in what veterinary medicine has to offer. But did you know that we also do acupuncture for our animal patients? Pet acupuncture may not be a new practice, but we feel strongly that it brings an important and valuable option to the pets we treat.

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Choose Courtesy and Cancel: No Appointment No-Shows!

Woman with dog at Auburn vet's office.

At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we understand that schedules can accidentally get overbooked, and urgent matters can arise. We truly value our longstanding position in the Auburn community and the strong connections we have built with our pet families. We are happy to accommodate you if your schedule changes, but it is important to contact us right away if you need to reschedule your pet’s appointment. 

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Simple Tips for Keeping Your Pets Hydrated This Summer

A dog being given water outdoors

Summer is here, at last! Hot, sunny days mean trips to the water, long, lazy walks, and outside volleyball games. Your pets want to go where you go (except for cats who might want to stay put). Your pets need to stay hydrated so, should you bring your pets with you for summertime excursions?

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How Can I Safely Remove Ticks From My Pet?

Auburn, CA dog getting tick removed.

It’s tick season in California. Ticks and mosquitoes and other hungry insects that feed on blood are looking for your pets. 

Once they’ve found a host, they can transmit bacterial diseases through their bites. The western black-legged tick transmits Lyme disease. There are many other types of ticks that can cause serious health conditions from infection.

While you’re out for walks on trails and in fields or even on the beach, ticks will crawl or jump onto your pet. Tall grasses and low bushes may be teeming with ticks, just waiting for your dog to walk by. 

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What to Do If Your Pet Has Fleas

Auburn, CA pet with fleas.

Fleas are a nuisance that no pet owner wants to experience. Not only is a flea bite painful to our furry friends, but flea saliva will also irritate skin. If you see your pet scratching more than usual, fleas are the usual suspects. Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to help you spot fleas and get rid of them quickly.

How Did My Pet Get Fleas?

If you only have one pet in the house and it has fleas, where did the fleas come from? If your animal is outside, you can be sure that another fur-bearing animal left fleas in its path. Fleas can be living in shadier areas of your lawn. A flea can also jump up to 12 inches, so if they’re in the yard, they’ll leap on your pets to grab a meal.  

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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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Cold Laser Therapy For Pets: A Noninvasive Way To Reduce Pain And Promote Healing

A cat gets cold laser therapy.

No one likes to see their pet uncomfortable or in pain, which often accompanies orthopedic injury or arthritis. Cold laser therapy can not only help with pain, it can also encourage rapid healing from surgery. The team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital wants you to understand how this alternative modality is an amazing option for pets suffering from a variety of afflictions.

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Grow Pet-Safe Plants, Avoid a Pet Poisoning

A dog sniffs an indoor plant.

Having a green thumb and owning a pet are not mutually exclusive but growing certain plants, trees, flowers and shrubs does require careful consideration in (and around) a pet’s environment. This can mean that certain plants are off-limits, but the sacrifice is usually well worth it. 

Since a pet poisoning is one of the scariest experiences for pets and their people alike, it makes sense to eliminate all the possible risks inside the home and around the property.

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