Celebrating Our Amazing Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

You wouldn’t trust the care of your family members to just anyone, and we know you feel the same about the pets that walk through our doors. That’s why we are so thankful for our amazing team of dedicated veterinary technicians that treat your pets like valued members of the family. At Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, we don’t need to ask our vet techs to go above and beyond, they just do so because it’s the wonderful type of people they are. These astounding women exemplify the care, compassion, and dedication we want the pets we care for to experience each and every time they come in. Their jobs aren’t always the easiest, and our practice wouldn’t be the same without them! So, Brittany, Samantha, Dana and Sydney THANK YOU! Thank you for always putting pets first and striving to be the best you can be, each and every day. And while National Veterinary Technician Week is just seven days each year, we appreciate you every 358 beyond this week! Why Do Our Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Deserve One Million Thanks?  We like to say that our veterinary techs make the world go round. And times, we think of them […]

How Can You Keep Your Cat Happy & Healthy?

Do you have a happy kitty, a frisky feline, or a cuddly cat? If so, it’s time to repay your sweet cat for all the love they provide by ensuring their life is full of purrs, play, and whisker-licking treats! How Can You Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy?  There’s no denying that cats are intriguing creatures. They seek attention in some of the most curious ways and they easily go from zero to one-hundred when it comes to pouncing, rolling, and playing. To provide them with whiskers-to-tail joy, think about the three Ps: play, pampering, and preventative care. How can you achieve the three Ps? Try some of these tips: Cat-tastic Play 1.Bring on the Toys Keep your cat active with healthy play. For cats, there’s nothing better than chasing and attacking toys. From stuffed mice to bells and balls, toys will get your cat mentally stimulated while allowing them to burn some excess energy. This can save your ankle from becoming their next play prey. Visit our online store for some of our favorites! 2. Hide-and-Seek, Find the Treat Does your cat seem to nap all day? Are they crazy about treats? If you said “yes,” your cat […]

Identifying the Subtle Signs of Pain in Pets

While for us humans, headaches and muscle soreness often take care of themselves, long-term chronic pain can take a toll on our pets’ dispositions. Minor pain can be a symptom of a deeper, more serious health issue. We’d like to share some insight into subtle signs and symptoms of pain. How Can You Tell if Your Pet is in Pain? Most pet parents recognize the obvious signs of pain: crying, limping, or not putting weight on a paw, but more subtle signs can be harder to spot. These symptoms can tell you that your pet could use a check-up, or even a pain management plan.  How well can you spot your pet’s pain? Did you know that excessive purring can be a sign that your cat is in pain? How about the fact that dilated or constricted pupils can be a side effect of pet pain? Signs of Pet Pain 1. Adverse Reaction to Getting Stroked Your pet may seem to cringe or move away when you pet them. If so, this could be a sign of pain or skin irritation. Cats may also lash out and scratch or bite from time to time if you stroke over a sore […]

Your Pet’s Dental Health

If the eyes are the window to your pet’s soul, your pet’s teeth are the window to their health. Your pet’s dental health is more than bad breath and having pearly whites you can see from across the room. Dental problems can escalate quickly, cause severe pain, and lead to other health issues. What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Mouth: Busting 4 Pet Dental Health Myths Let’s take a bite out of pet dental misinformation. You probably don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about your pet’s teeth. You’ve probably even heard some of these myths. In this blog, we’d like to give you some insight into the importance of proper pet dental health. Myth #1: All Cats and Dogs Have Bad Breath Does your pet have breath that makes you cringe? While bad breath may seem insignificant, it isn’t. Bad breath can be a symptom of teeth and gum deterioration. Myth #2: Pets Don’t Care If They Don’t Have Sparkling White Smiles While your pet is likely unaware of the appearance of their teeth, they most definitely know if they’re in pain. Dental pain can also cause long term chronic discomfort and lower your pet’s quality […]

Calling all Cat Owners: It’s National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day!

Why Should You Make an Appointment to Bring Your Cat In?  1. Your Cat’s Health Needs Change Over Time As cats get older their needs change. We can help your cat stay on track for a long, healthy life. With blood work, a physical exam, and a dental check-up, we can identify risk factors and educate you on your cat’s needs. These can extend and improve their quality of life.  2. We Can Help Your Cat Maintain or Reach a Healthy Weight How often do you weigh your cat? We often find even the most vigilant and caring cat parents don’t notice their feline companions’ weight gain. The same is true of unhealthy weight loss.  Unexpected and unexplained weight loss can be a symptom of a deeper health concern. Excessive weight gain can put your cat at risk for diabetes and unnecessary strain on their joints.  3. Cats Can Disguise Underlying Medical Issues Cats are amazing creatures. One characteristic that makes exams even more vital, is their ability to hide symptoms of pain or discomfort.  Because of our expertise, comprehensive examination techniques, and advanced diagnostic equipment, we can spot and treat underlying problems, and prevent more serious issues from occurring. […]