Diggy-Dog: How to Stop Your Dog from Digging

An Auburn, CA dog digging in the grass.

Having unsightly holes throughout the lawn and garden can be discouraging. Especially after you have gone to the trouble of planting your Victory Garden

Dogs that dig are a common problem among pet owners. Digging is not only destructive but it can also lead to your dog escaping under the fence or digging up something toxic.

To help stop your dog from digging, the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to offer some suggestions and tips. 


Covid 19 Alert

Bullhorn in a hand

We are excited to announce that beginning Monday, June 1st we will begin offering in-clinic doctors appointments as well as scheduling elective procedures and wellness visits.

Our lobby is still closed and we will only be allowing a limited number of clients, but it’s a step towards an easier appointment process and a step towards normalcy. Of course, if you prefer not to be present in the building we will continue to offer appointments via our Curbside Service.


Pepe le Pew: What Should You Do When Your Pet Gets Skunked

Auburn, CA dog in bath.

Ah, nature. There is nothing quite like it. From the beauty of the forests to the endless array of wildlife living amongst us, nature is a wonderful place to relax and kick back with our four-legged friends. 

Nature, of course, does come with a price sometimes, and that is especially true when your dog encounters a skunk. If that’s never happened to you, consider yourself lucky. But if it does, what should you do when your pet gets skunked? The team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to let you know what to do next.


Creating and Maintaining a Pet-Safe Garden

Dog in a pet-safe garden.

Depending on where you stand, yard work can either be incredibly rewarding or super draining. Either way, it has to be done and the spring season is the perfect time to get a head start. Weekend warriors have already begun waking up their garden beds, opening up the shed, and taking an inventory of all the products piled up in the garage. 

For pet owners, the safety of their furry loved ones should take top priority when it comes to gardening. The good news is that it’s not only possible to provide a pet-safe garden for your furry friend, when they have a variety of plants and flowers around them they are likely to be at their happiest.


All’s Fine Below The Gum Line: Benefits of Dental X-Rays For Pets

Dental x-ray.

When your pet has periodontal disease, you may not even know it. This problem often sneaks up on pet owners and can be the result of persistent “we’ll get to it” syndrome. 

The fact is that most pets have some form of dental disease by the time they reach 3 years of age, and bad breath may be the only noticeable hallmark. But by the time you notice “doggy breath,” periodontal disease may be wreaking havoc in your pet’s mouth. And most of the time, it’s underneath the gum line, where neither you nor your veterinarian can see it. 


Those Pearly Whites: The Importance of At-Home Pet Dental Care

Dog waiting to have his teeth brushed.

The quality of your pet’s teeth may not be up there on the list of priorities, but when it comes to their health, it should be. Most pets over the age of 3 have at least the beginnings of dental disease. Untreated dental disease not only can lead to tooth loss, pain, and abscess, but it can also create health problems with the major organs of the body, like the heart and liver. 

The great news is that you can help protect your best friend with at home pet dental care. Your team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here with some tips to keep that beautiful smile healthy!


5 Ways to Love Your Pet in the New Year

Auburn, CA Pet owner hugging dog.

Thank goodness the holiday madness is over! It’s time to catch our breath, put up our feet, and relax, that is, until it’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day. 

Whether you are planning an elaborate evening for your sweetie, or spending the night binge-watching your favorite Netflix drama, there’s no wrong way to celebrate a day of love. 


Ringing in the New Year with Bowman Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Blogs

Pet owner and dog looking at the sky.

Have you been enjoying the happiest of holidays? Has your 2019 been as fantastic as our’s? Or, have you been busily penning in your resolutions for a better 2020? No matter what your year has been like, we are sure your pet has been one of the very best parts of your life.

At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, our 12 months has been filled with the joys and highlights of working to give our pet patients and their families the very best in animal health. One of the ways we like to give our pet owners great service is by providing the resources and information they need to feel empowered to give their pets quality care. Our blog is an extension of our aim in doing this. 

Without hesitation, here is a redux of some of the top rated blogs of the year.


Kibble Questions: Understanding Pet Nutrition

Auburn, CA dog eating out of bowl.

It’s been said that, “You are what you eat.” Sure, we pour kibble into the bowl each morning and night, but have you ever thought much about your pet’s nutritional needs, or what goes into formulating the right ingredients for your cat, dog, or other pet?

Quality nutrition is one of the biggest factors in keeping your pet vital and healthy. The team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital believe that choosing the right food and adhering to a sound diet for your pet is key to a good life. Let’s explore what pet nutrition is all about. 


Holiday Pet Safety Tips for Your Festivius

Auburn, CA cat getting in the holiday spirit.

The holiday season is upon us, and the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s promise to hold many celebrations with family and friends – and, of course, our pets. That’s because a full 70% of American pet owners consider their pets to be family members – making holiday pet safety a must this holiday season.

The holidays can present some very real risk for our pets. From rich holiday foods to seasonal decorations, visitors, parties; it’s important to be aware of how to keep our pets safe this time of year. 

Bowman Veterinary Hospital shares some of our best tips for holiday pet safety, and how to avoid a trip to the animal emergency room this year.