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How to Help Your Pets Manage Their Fear, Anxiety, and Stress this 4th of July

As the Fourth of July approaches, you’re probably making plans for cookouts, picnics, and firework displays. But do you have a plan for your dog or cat when the blasts and booms begin and they start shaking in their collars? If you’re not sure what to do with your ‘fraidy cat or scaredy dog this July 4th, we have some recommendations that can help them feel more comfortable and confident.The first thing you will want to do is to learn to recognize when your pet is stressed. If you know your pet is nervous, there is still plenty of time to prepare your home to be comfy, cozy, and calming. Signs of Stress in Dogs and Cats If you’ve noticed your dog slink off into a back room, hide under the table, or scurry into a closet during a thunderstorm, your pup is probably a great candidate for some de-stressing assistance this July 4th. When a dog is nervous or fearful, they often try to isolate themselves. The same is true of fearful felines.Other signs of stress you may recognize include: Whining or whimpering Tucked tail Shivering or shaking Pacing Foamy spit Cowering Excessive licking or chewing Tensed muscles Sweaty […]

Your Spring and Summer Pet Health Checklist

Spring and summer are all about fun, family, and going on adventures. From hiking to swimming, we want you to make the most of this beautiful time of year by including your pets in your outdoor escapades! Forming memories with your best friend helps create a stronger bond and makes life better! When you’re planning your next hiking or camping trip, don’t forget to plan ahead to keep your pet safe and protected. Keep Your Pet Safe This Time of Year Whether you’re headed to the local park with your pooch or just enjoying a glass of lemonade while your cat frolics in the backyard, consider the following checklist to help ensure you are protecting your best friend from these seasonal dangers. Spring and Summer Pet Health Checklist At-a-Glance Heartworm Prevention Flea and tick prevention Up-to-Date Microchip Vaccinations Healthy Nutrition Hydration Heartworm prevention: Heartworms can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. Don’t let them. Unfortunately, we see a rise in mosquitoes this time of year, and those pesky bugs can carry heartworm disease. Stay up-to-date with your pet’s heartworm prevention to avoid any unnecessary risk. Flea and tick prevention: We hate fleas and ticks, and your pets do, too. Luckily, there’s a […]

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe in Spring

Isn’t spring an exciting time of year? The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and Easter is right around the corner! We love spring at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, but we also want to keep your furry best friends safe while they relax inside and celebrate the season with your family. So, we’ve come up with our top safety tips to keep your pets hoppy and happy all spring long!

Spring into Safety with Our Outdoor Safety Tips for Keeping Your Pet Protected

Spring is here! We bet your dog is hopping with joy as he gets to spend more time outside. Even though spring is a time when dogs and cats get to indulge in the fresh air, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety at the forefront of your mind. We’ve put together a checklist for you to help keep your beloved dog or cat safe as they frolic in the sunshine.