March 20, 2017

5 Ways to Make a Move Easier on Your Pet

Animals are creatures of habit. So, when you move to a new residence, it temporarily disrupts their routine and can send them into a tizzy. They can become very stressed and on edge because of the new place, new smells, new people and all-new environment. Before you make a move, consider your pet — and try these five simple tips to make the transition easier on both of you. Keep your schedule and routine the same. If your dog has always gone for a walk at 3:00 p.m. or your cat has always eaten at 4:00 p.m., keep those times and activities consistent. This will give your pet a lot of comfort, knowing that even though his/her residence is new, the routine is still the same. Bring all of his/her favorite things. Moving is enough of an adjustment for your pet; he/she doesn’t need anything else that’s new. Instead, bring all of your pet’s old […]
March 13, 2017

Should you leave your pets with a pet sitter or at a kennel?

To use a pet sitter or a kennel? That is the question. When you need to go out of town or somewhere that pets aren’t welcome, it can be stressful to figure out what to do with your pets. Two of the most popular and most reliable options are pet sitters and kennels — and each option comes with pros and cons. Keep reading to learn more about the positives and drawbacks of using a pet sitter or a kennel. What’s a pet sitter? A pet sitter is someone who comes to your house to take care of your pets while you’re away. Pros Your pet can stay in his/her own home, so he/she will be familiar with its surroundings and feel comfortable. Your pet won’t be alone at night. Your pet sitter usually takes care of your mail, newspapers and similar tasks, in addition to taking care of your […]
February 20, 2017

10 Easy Things You Can Do to Make Your Dog Happier

There’s just no feeling like walking in the door and seeing your dog’s tail wagging wildly. As a proud dog owner, your heart probably swells with pride, knowing that you’ve completely made your dog’s day! Most dogs are generally happy animals, but there are certain things we can do to make them even happier. Keep reading to learn 10 easy things you can to make your dog happier — starting today. Give him lots of toys. Dogs love toys. Whether it’s a tennis ball, a rope or a squeaky stuffed animal, toys can keep dogs busy for hours. By always making sure your dog has lots of toys, he’ll stay physically and mentally stimulated. Take him on walks. We can’t emphasize the importance of dog walks enough! Getting your dog out of the house and getting some exercise is invaluable. Plus, he’ll love the one-on-one time he gets with you. Teach […]
February 10, 2017

5 Ways to Slim Down Your Overweight Cat

Did you know that nearly 60% of cats in the United States are overweight? What’s even more sad is that this number could easily be much lower. The problem is that cat parents think they’re doing their cats a favor or showing them love by feeding them a lot of food and treats. However, this actually has the opposite effect. Feeding your cat too much, causing her to become overweight, can lead her to live a much shorter life. If you really want to do your cat a favor and show her love, you’ll help keep her thin! Here are five ways you can start slimming down your overweight cat. Figure out how many calories per day your cat needs. This number is computed by figuring out how much your cat weighs now, as well as how much she should weigh. Check with your Redlands veterinarian to find out the […]
January 28, 2017

How to Care for Senior Dogs

Many people don’t realize that in terms of veterinary care, how you provide for your animal will always change as that animal continues to age. Caring for a puppy is a lot different than caring for a senior dog, for example, and if you want to make sure that your furry little friend is getting everything that he or she needs, you should always keep a few key things in mind. Caring for Your Senior Dog: The Facts One of the most important concepts to understand about caring for an older animal is that veterinarian visits should become more and more regular as time goes on. Even if your senior dog appears totally healthy, you should still make a veterinary appointment at least once a year. Many diseases that affect dogs at older ages are not necessarily obvious, or don’t manifest themselves physically right away. Diet will also become incredibly […]
January 20, 2017

Pet Dentistry: How to Care for Your Dog’s Teeth

As an Inland Empire veterinarian with years of experience in veterinary care for dogs and other small animals, we find that many people aren’t quite sure how to properly care for their dog’s teeth in any long-term way. The process is not necessarily difficult, but it does require you to keep a number of important things in mind.   Caring For Your Dog’s Teeth: Best Practices In terms of caring for your dog’s teeth, remember that dry food is always better than soft food in terms of preventing issues like tooth decay. When you brush your dog’s teeth, which you should do on a regular basis, make sure you buy toothpaste specifically designed for dogs. Human toothpaste will contain fluoride, which can be extremely poisonous. You’ll also want to be gentle with your dog during all teeth brushing activities and hold the tooth brush at a 45 degree angle. Additionally, […]
January 2, 2017

Keep Your Pet Safe: 5 Household Pet Hazards to Avoid

As a pet owner, you probably do everything you can to keep your pet safe around the house. But sometimes there are small, easy-to-miss things that can land your pet in the hospital. Read on to learn five common pet hazards to avoid now to keep your pet happy and healthy as long as possible. What are some common household pet hazards? Here are five pet hazards to avoid in your house: Cocoa mulch: When you’re working in your yard, avoid using cocoa mulch. This specific type of mulch, sold in garden supply stores, contains ingredients that can be deadly to pets. It offers a chocolate scent that’s appetizing to some animals, but, if ingested, it can seriously harm or kill an animal. Human medications, such as pain killers: This includes aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cold medicines, anti-cancer drugs, anti-depressants, vitamins and diet pills, which can all be toxic to animals. Be sure to keep […]
January 2, 2017

Find Emergency Care for Your Pet in Redlands and the Inland Empire

As a pet owner, you know that your pet is family. You would do anything for your furry friend. But what happens if your pet get has an emergency in the middle of the night? Or something happens that your routine veterinarian isn’t equipped to handle? That’s where we can help. At the Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands, we specialize in emergency and critical care for animals. We’re passionate about helping your pet get back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are open at all hours of the night to assist you and your pet when you need it most. Read on to learn more about our excellent and professional veterinary services. What is the Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands? We are a fully-equipped emergency and critical care overnight hospital for animals. We are available at all hours of the night to assist you and your pets. We’re proud […]