How Can You Help An Active Pet Stay That Way?

Auburn, CA dog staying active outside.

Conventional wisdom holds that to live a long, healthy and happy life, physical activity is not optional. Indeed, without daily or weekly exercise pets and people alike can easily fall into the category of overweight or obese. For various reasons, such as hectic work schedules, travel, family obligations, weather, and more, it’s easy to lose focus on this important health strategy. 

For a healthy active pet, the consequences of modern living can be tragic. With our tips, we hope that you and your pet keep up a positive routine that not only establishes/reinforces great physique, but also the mutual affection between you.

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Golden Girls and Good Boys: Senior Pet Care and Health

Auburn, CA senior cat and dog.

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 

Auburn, CA dog in pain.

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, which puts a focus on the reality of pain in pets and what we can do to reduce it. 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 in different them 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 of furry friends in gaining a better quality of life. 

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