Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Be Sick (and What You Can Do)

Signs your dog might be sick.

If only our pets could talk! Knowing when a dog or cat is sick isn’t always easy. Pets are notoriously good at masking symptoms of medical conditions. By the time a sick dog or sick cat displays obvious signs of feeling under the weather, it’s likely he’s been ailing for quite some time. 

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Golden Girls and Good Boys: Senior Pet Care and Health

A senior pet showing the signs of aging.

If you’ve noticed some grey on the muzzle of your best furry friend, you may be coming to the realization that they are getting older. Aging in pets sometimes happens before we know it! And although some conditions tend to present themselves with age, it’s important to remember that age itself is not a disease. 

If we meet their health needs, pets can still enjoy an active lifestyle, good health, and quality of life well into their golden years. Your veterinarian can help make this a reality.

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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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