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Summer Treats For Your Dog

Summer Treats For Your Dog

During the summer, it's important to keep your furry friend cool and hydrated. Here are some simple frozen treats you can make for your dog: Frozen Fruit Cubes: Fill an ice cube tray with dog-safe fruits like blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, or banana slices. Add water and freeze. These fruity ice cubes can be a refreshing and healthy snack for your pup. Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles: Mash ripe bananas and mix them with peanut butter (make sure it doesn't contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs). Pour the mixture into popsicle molds or ice cube trays, insert a dog-friendly stick or...

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Keeping Your Furry Friends Cool: Preventing Canine and Feline Heatstroke

Keeping Your Furry Friends Cool: Preventing Canine and Feline Heatstroke

As temperatures soar, it’s not just humans who need to be mindful of the heat. Our beloved furry companions—dogs and cats—are also vulnerable to heatstroke, a potentially fatal condition. Unlike humans, pets can’t sweat to cool down, making them more susceptible to overheating. However, with some precautions and awareness, you can ensure your pets stay safe and comfortable during the hot summer months. Understanding Heatstroke: Heatstroke occurs when a pet's body temperature rises to dangerous levels, typically above 103°F (39.4°C). This can happen quickly, especially in hot and humid...

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Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Canine and Feline Asthma

Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Canine and Feline Asthma

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on canine and feline asthma. In this blog, we'll delve into the intricacies of asthma in dogs and cats, exploring its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle adjustments to help your furry companions breathe easier and live comfortably. Understanding Canine and Feline Asthma: Asthma is a respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and constriction of the airways, leading to difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory distress. While asthma is more commonly associated with humans, both dogs and cats can...

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Transforming Veterinary Oncology with HT Vista: Innovations in Heat-DiffusingImaging for Cancer Screening

Transforming Veterinary Oncology with HT Vista: Innovations in Heat-DiffusingImaging for Cancer Screening

In the realm of veterinary medicine, the battle against cancer in our beloved animal companionshas long been fought with determination and compassion. Now, with the advent of High-TechVista (HT Vista), a groundbreaking innovation emerges in the form of heat-diffusing imaging,revolutionizing cancer screening for our furry friends. Let's delve into how HT Vista'scutting-edge technology is transforming veterinary oncology, offering hope through earlydetection and precise diagnosis. The Promise of Heat-Diffusing ImagingHeat-diffusing imaging represents a paradigm shift in veterinary cancer...

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Purrfectly Managing Feline Arthritis: A Guide for Cat Lovers

Purrfectly Managing Feline Arthritis: A Guide for Cat Lovers

Welcome to our feline arthritis blog, a comprehensive resource for cat owners seeking guidance on understanding, managing, and improving the quality of life for their beloved feline friends with arthritis. In this blog, we'll explore the signs, diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle adjustments that can make a significant difference in helping cats thrive despite arthritis. Understanding Feline Arthritis: Arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a common condition in cats, particularly among seniors. It involves inflammation and deterioration of...

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Living Well with Canine Arthritis: A Guide for Loving Pet Owners

Living Well with Canine Arthritis: A Guide for Loving Pet Owners

Welcome to our canine arthritis blog, a resource dedicated to helping pet owners navigate the challenges of caring for dogs with arthritis. Whether you're dealing with a newly diagnosed pup or have been managing your furry friend's arthritis for some time, we're here to provide information, support, and practical tips to improve your dog's quality of life. Understanding Canine Arthritis: Arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a common condition affecting dogs, particularly as they age. It's characterized by inflammation and deterioration of the joints, leading to pain,...

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Essential Veterinary Pet First Aid: Be Prepared for Emergencies

Essential Veterinary Pet First Aid: Be Prepared for Emergencies

Pet emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and being prepared with basic first aid knowledge can make all the difference for your furry companion. In this blog post, we'll cover essential veterinary pet first aid techniques that every pet owner should know to provide immediate care in emergencies. Whether it's a cut, burn, or sudden illness, having the right skills can save your pet's life. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation): Learn how to check for breathing and pulse in your pet. Understand the steps for performing CPR on dogs and cats, including chest compressions and rescue...

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PennHIP vs. OFA: Contrasting Approaches to Canine Hip Evaluation

PennHIP vs. OFA: Contrasting Approaches to Canine Hip Evaluation

In the realm of canine hip evaluation, two prominent methods have emerged: the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) hip scoring and the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP). While both aim to assess canine hip health, they employ contrasting approaches and methodologies. In this article, we delve into the differences between PennHIP and OFA, examining their respective strengths, limitations, and implications for canine orthopedic care. Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA): Established in 1966, OFA has long been regarded as a standard method for evaluating canine...

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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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