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The Effects of Obesity in Dogs

As the weather is getting nicer outside, and our pups are wanting longer walks around the neighborhood and at the parks, it's a good time to remind everyone how important exercise is in keeping our pets at a healthy weight so they can live a long, happy life. Feeding too many calories or not exercising enough, can cause our pets to be obese, which is a significant health concern with various implications for their well-being. Here are some key concerns associated with obesity in dogs:

Easter Toxicity

Happy Easter!!! Everyone over at the Animal Hospital of New Albany wishes everyone including the furry family members a happy and SAFE holiday. Easter chocolate and Easter Lilies are the main staples of this holiday.  Did you know that both are toxic to your pets!?!?

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with your pets can be a lot of fun!

Leash Walking

Though dogs need regular exercise to stay happy and healthy, a fun walk can quickly become an uncomfortable or dangerous experience.

Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet

Giving your dog heartworm prevention year-round is very important and is recommended by our veterinary staff. Many do not know that according to the American Heartworm Society, which tracks heartworm prevalence across the United States, Ohio falls within the region where heartworm disease is endemic. This means that while not every dog or cat may contract heartworm, the risk is present, and preventative measures are strongly recommended.

10 Reasons Why Pets Make the Perfect Date on Valentine's Day!

We think that you will agree that pets make the Purrrrfect date on Valentine's Day! Here are the top 10 reasons we came up with for why our pets are the best companion on this day!

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

Over the past few months numerous cases of CIRDC have been reported by veterinarians in numerous states according to the AVMA. The direct cause at this point is unknown as testing has not isolated the main pathogen. This respiratory disease can be bacterial, viral, or both. Early testing, before antimicrobial use, is the best case scenario for identifying the predominant pathogen. As we continue to collect data and get updated by the AVMA we will update you.

What to do with your dog on a snow day!!

On a snow day, there are plenty of fun activities you can do with your dog to make the most of the winter weather. Here are some ideas.

Protecting Your Pets: Poinsettia Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

As the holiday season approaches, many homes are adorned with festive decorations, including the classic and vibrant poinsettia plants.

Paws-itive Resolutions: A New Year's Guide for Your Furry Friend

As we embark on a new year, it's not just the two-legged members of the family who can benefit from a fresh start.