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.


What Are the Best Foods for My Pets?

Cat and dog eating food.

With so many brands, textures, and life-stage formulas on the market, it’s no wonder pet parents have a hard time deciding which pet foods to purchase. Proper nutrition is essential for any animal’s health and well-being, and each animal has individual nutritional needs based on age, breed, lifestyle, and the presence of chronic health conditions.

To help you make informed decisions for your own pets, our experts at Bowman Veterinary Hospital have compiled some tips for picking the perfect cuisine for your cat or dog.


Have You Been Waiting For a Veterinary Appointment? You’re Not Alone

Dog waiting for vet appointment

Worldwide, Covid-19 has unquestionably altered modern life. While it may not last forever, the sizable shifts in how we conduct business will remain for at least the foreseeable future. What this means for pet owners is that their previously streamlined appointments might have a few roadblocks from time to time. 

Striking a balance between our established patient seeking routine wellness care and new ones with pressing needs isn’t easy these days, and may result in owners waiting for a veterinary appointment longer than ever before.


Diabetes in Pets: Successfully Controlled When Caught and Treated Early On

Auburn, CA dog with pet diabetes

Directly following a carbohydrate-rich meal, the digestive system breaks food down into glucose, the main source of energy for the body’s cells. Glucose is absorbed in the gut making blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas responds to these changes by producing the important hormone insulin.  

Diabetes in pets occurs when the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin (Type 1) or the body’s cells don’t respond properly to the amount of insulin secreted (Type 2). The effects of untreated diabetes can be extremely dangerous to long term health. 


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.