Fall Pet Allergies: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Golden Retriever Puppy Scratching.

The same fall allergens that bring on the sneezing attacks and watery eyes in humans can also plague our pets, but don’t double up on the tissues just yet. Most seasonal allergies in pets manifest in the form of itchy, irritated skin. 

At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we treat allergy patients year round, and we’re here with helpful tips on allergy management for pets.

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Pet Parasite Protection: Why Flea and Tick Prevention is an All-Year Commitment

Beautiful fall day.

As pet owners, keeping our furry friends healthy is a top priority. At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of year-round flea and tick prevention. It’s not just a warm-weather concern but a 365-day commitment. This blog post will talk about the need for continuous defense against pet parasites in all seasons.

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Making Life Easier: Home Adjustments to Assist Senior Pets with Mobility

dog on ramp.

Thanks to advancements in modern veterinary medicine, pets are living longer, healthier lives. But at some point, in spite of the best senior pet care, our older pets will start to show signs of slowing down, and it’s up to us to help them age gracefully and comfortably in their familiar surroundings.

Senior pets hold a special place in our hearts at Bowman Veterinary Hospital, and our team has put together suggestions for creating a pet-friendly home using simple modifications geared toward enhancing pet mobility and pet comfort.

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Why Pet Wellness Care Matters

Veterinarian holds Chihuahua dog.

Most pet owners wouldn’t hesitate to bring their pets to the veterinarian when they’re sick or injured, but did you know that bringing your pet in for regular checkups is just as important?

It can be easy to skip your annual visit to the veterinarian, especially if your pet seems healthy. However, there’s so much more to pet wellness than meets the eye. These annual exams are one of the best investments you can make in your pet’s future.

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The Benefits of Pet Insurance: Protect Your Pet and Your Wallet

Cute kitten at veterinarian.

When a pet gets sick, things can get expensive fast. Now more than ever we can offer cutting-edge medicine in the veterinary field, but specialized equipment, additional certifications, and the latest in drugs and therapies cost money. 

Pet insurance can offer some help when it comes to making sure that you don’t have to think about your bank account too much before authorizing treatment for your pet. 

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Simple Tips for Keeping Your Pets Hydrated This Summer

A dog drinking 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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Understanding Pet Behavior and How to Address Common Issues

Bad doggy.

You locked eyes with a Labrador mix at the animal shelter and instantly knew you’d found your ideal canine companion. But visions of your new friend strolling proudly by your side during long walks after work quickly dissolved after your first outing. He barked at people, bared his teeth at other pets, and wanted to chase every squirrel that scampered by. 

Everyone has an ideal image of pet ownership, but that’s not always the reality. Our team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital has put together some common pet behavior issues and how to handle them.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Happy: A Guide to Preventive Care

Cat and dog at veterinarian.

When it comes to Fido or Kitty’s health, preventing harmful conditions before they develop is key. Thanks to modern veterinary medicine, many damaging health issues can be avoided completely. This means less suffering for your pet—and less worry and expense for you.

That’s why the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital encourages all forms of preventive care. We’d like to share our 5 top tips for keeping your pet healthy and happy. 

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Why Is My Dog Limping?

Dog limping.

If your pup has a sudden hitch in their gait, you are probably trying to decide whether or not to be worried. There are many potential common causes of limping in dogs, and not all of them are panic-worthy. Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to help you decide when to call the vet if your dog is limping. 

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New Puppy Care At It’s Finest

Cute beagle puppy.

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “it’s a good thing you’re cute,” you’ve probably met a rascally, hyperactive, impulsive, and potentially destructive puppy. They don’t mean to aggravate their people; in fact, puppies are trying really hard to figure out what’s expected of them. New puppy care is incredibly gratifying, but it’s not without certain difficulties. You can enjoy all that your new puppy brings to the table (and it’s a lot!), while shepherding them toward the best grown dog they will ultimately become. 

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