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Dental Care for Pets:Miu Miu’s 1 year Post Dental Follow-Up

Dental Care for Pets:Miu Miu’s 1 year Post Dental Follow-Up

Make sure to check out Miu Miu’s’ first dental blog highlighting, not only her dental journey, but also the importance of pet dentistry overall: https://pawshealthpartners.com/2023/05/18/dental-care-for-pets/ It has been a year since Miu Miu’s dental procedure with us, here at Highlands Animal Care. Her owner, Ariel, has seen amazing improvements in the 4 year old female spayed Pomeranian's overall quality of life since the cleaning and extractions were done. Even with nightly brushing, Miu Miu needed to have eleven teeth extracted, which included seven baby teeth that hadn’t fallen out on...

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Guarding Their Hearts: The Importance of Heartworm Prevention for Your Furry Friends

Guarding Their Hearts: The Importance of Heartworm Prevention for Your Furry Friends

At Highlands Animal Care, we understand that your pets are not just animals; they are cherished members of your family. That's why we want to shed light on a crucial aspect of their well-being – heartworm prevention! What are heartworms? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can affect dogs and cats. It is caused by parasitic worms that are transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Living in an area like Henderson and Las Vegas, where mosquitoes are prevalent, puts our furry companions at an increased risk. Can heartworms be prevented? Preventing...

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Team Spotlight: Emilie

Team Spotlight: Emilie

1. Hello Emilie! Can you tell us about yourself and your role at Highlands Animal Care? I am currently the only VTIT here at Highlands. This means that I am going to school to become an LVT (licensed veterinary technician). 2. Who are your cats and how did you find each other? There are 3 boys that call me mom. Their names are Arlo (3 years old), Gander (1.5 years old), and Moose (1.5 years old). All of them were adopted by me from places of work. Arlo was found at about 6 weeks old by a good samaritan. I took him home at about 10 weeks old. I call him my grumpy old man. Gander and Moose...

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Team Spotlight: Fiona and Argent

Team Spotlight: Fiona and Argent

Hi Fiona! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Highlands Animal Care? Hi my name is Fiona Bennett, I am currently a veterinary assistant at Highlands Animal Care. I've always dreamed of helping animals and now I can finally do it. What inspired you to choose a bearded dragon as your pet, and why did you name him Argent? I was walking in a petstore one day and saw this Bearded Dragon sitting along in the corner of the cage. He caught my eye by being the only one who didn't want attention. When the worker pulled him out, I knew that I was going to take him home. His name is...

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November Spotlight: Senior Pet Wellness at Highlands Animal Care

November Spotlight: Senior Pet Wellness at Highlands Animal Care

As November arrives, Highlands Animal Care is shining a spotlight on Senior Pet Wellness. We believe that our beloved senior pets deserve extra attention, care, and routine check-ups to ensure their golden years are comfortable and filled with love. Just like humans, aging pets may encounter various health challenges. To keep your senior furry friends happy and healthy, it's crucial to be aware of common issues and have them routinely checked for. Let's delve into some of these age-related problems: 1. Arthritis and Joint Pain: Up to 30-50% of senior pets often develop osteoarthritis pain,...

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Welcoming Exotic Pet Care

Welcoming Exotic Pet Care

At Highlands Animal Care, we are excited to announce the latest addition to our range of services - Exotic Pet Care! Our dedicated team of animal lovers are thrilled to introduce this specialized service to cater to the unique needs of your extraordinary, exotic companions. Meet Dr. Taylor Francher - Your Exotic Pet Care Veterinarian Allow us to introduce you to the knowledgeable and compassionate leader of our Exotic Pet Care team, Dr. Taylor Francher. With a deep passion for exotic animals and over a decade of experience in veterinary care, Dr. Francher is the best choice to ensure your...

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What’s On Kiah’s Collar?

What’s On Kiah’s Collar?

Featuring Whistle & Fi Kiah is a registered service dog and a beloved member of Dr. Erica Monaco's family and clinic! As a responsible dog mom, Dr. Monaco understands the importance of staying informed about Kiah's well-being and whereabouts, especially considering her important role. To help her stay on top of it all, Dr. Monaco has equipped Kiah's collar with two smart pet devices: Whistle and Fi. These cutting-edge trackers offer Dr. Monaco a complete solution to keep tabs on Kiah's location, health, and daily habits/routines. In this blog post, we will explore the remarkable features...

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Beating The Heat: Understanding & Preventing Dog Heat Stroke

Beating The Heat: Understanding & Preventing Dog Heat Stroke

As temperatures soar, it's important to remember that our furry friends can suffer from the heat too. Dogs are more susceptible to heat stroke than humans due to their limited ability to cool down. Heat stroke in dogs is a serious condition that can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. In this blog, we will dive into the causes, signs, treatment, and prevention of dog heat stroke, ensuring you have the knowledge to protect your beloved canine companion.WHAT IS DOG HEAT STROKE? Heat stroke in dogs is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a dog's body temperature...

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Dental Care for Pets

Dental Care for Pets

Featuring Miu Miu’s Story Veterinary dentistry has come a long way in the past 20 years, as we have learned more about the impact of oral health on overall health. No longer is it considered normal for calculus (tartar) to build up as a pet ages, nor is it acceptable to just wait for their teeth to fall out.  Despite the fact that we do not see painful behaviors from our pets, like changes in appetite, we know from our own reactions to oral pain that this disease is painful. While a person with a very mild tooth root abscess may only be able to eat a liquid diet, many of our pets do not...

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Does my dog need a Heart Ultrasound?

Does my dog need a Heart Ultrasound?

Featuring Charlie’s Story Charlie, an adorable and spry 12-week old female Pitbull Mix, and her eight littermates, presented to Highlands Animal Care for their 12-week vaccine evaluation. During her physical examination, Dr. Erica Monaco noted that Charlie had a heart murmur. A heart murmur is an abnormal “whooshing” sound of the heart, heard by the doctor with the use of a stethoscope. This sound may indicate a problem with cardiac blood flow, typically involving one of the four heart valves. In order to get a better idea of what was going on, Dr. Monaco recommended performing a thoracic...

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