Reducing the Hurt: A Focus on Pet Pain Management 

Pet pain management.

Nobody wants to see their pet in pain. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in understanding pain in animals, and the past few years have seen a concerted spotlight on the areas of pain management and alternative treatments.

Because our fellow species cannot verbalize their feelings, gaining a good understanding of the mechanisms of pain helps alleviate unnecessary suffering and discomfort. Let’s take a closer look at why pain management in animals differs from pain management in humans, and how we can better support our furry friends in gaining a better quality of life. 

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From the Vet: What to Look for in Pet Food Products

pet food.

Decision fatigue is a real threat to our well-being. Anywhere we go these days, we’re faced with a sea of choices, and the pet store is no different. Whether you enter a boutique or a big box store, there are usually aisles of possible options for your pet. How do you even begin to know which products are the tastiest, and which ones offer the highest nutrition? We are here to help you navigate the aisles and your decision to get your pet the optimal nutrition.

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Adopt a Shelter Pet, Change the World

Shelter pet adoption.

Pets find themselves in shelters for many reasons, none of which they fully understand. Some become permanently separated from their homes because of a missing or incomplete microchip. Others are abandoned or surrendered by their owners for reasons that go beyond comprehension. Whatever the causes of homelessness, millions of deserving pets wait for adoption every year. We’ve got some terrific reasons why people should adopt a shelter pet, and are happy to help with the process!

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Cancer in Pets: How to Fight Back

Cancer in pets.

With amazing advances in medicine and technology, our pet population is living longer than ever before. While that is largely a good thing, it does come with some downsides as well. With an aging population, diagnosing cancer in pets is more and more common. About half of all disease-related animal deaths each year are as a result of cancer.

A cancer diagnosis isn’t always a death sentence, though. Bowman Veterinary Hospital wants our pet owners to be armed and ready when it comes to cancer in pets. A little knowledge is a good thing, and sometimes a good defense is the best offense.

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Pet-Safe Halloween Treats

Auburn dog in Halloween costume.

Got a dog or cat who enjoys wearing a witch’s costume and trick or treating as much as the kids? Halloween can be fun for the whole family, including our costume-clad pets, and your friends at Bowman Veterinary Hospital want your pets to have an enjoyable — and safe — Halloween. Make Halloween pet safety a priority, and follow these tips for serving up safe and howling-good pet treats.

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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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