How Many Pet Poisons Are Hiding In Your Home?

Your home is your sanctuary, your safe haven, and a refuge from the risks and hazards of life beyond your door. But for your pet, home is their entire world, and despite locking the door and setting the alarm, you’re probably overlooking the most obvious threats to your furry pal’s health and safety—household toxins. Follow [...]

5 Reasons to Invest In Pet Wellness Screenings

Veterinary care costs have been rising rapidly over the last few years, thanks to unprecedented inflation. You likely have limited funds for your pet’s care, and are therefore hesitant to agree to another wellness screening for your pet, who is acting fine, and whose test results last year were normal, as usual. But, regular wellness [...]

Why Toothbrushing in Not Enough: Professional Pet Dental Cleanings

Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed medical problem in companion pets and impacts most pets by 3 years of age. If not addressed early and often, dental disease will progress and cause your beloved pet chronic pain or widespread infections that can shorten their life. Because oral health deeply impacts overall wellbeing, the Columbia [...]

Cold Weather Pet Safety FAQs

Winter temperatures can plummet quickly, putting not only pet owners, but also pets at risk. Our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital wants to help you keep your pet safe from the effects of frigid conditions. Keep reading for our answers to your cold weather pet safety FAQs. Question: How tolerant is my pet to [...]

New Year’s Resolutions: Keeping Your Pet Healthy in 2023

If, like many others, you made New Year resolutions for 2023, consider adding resolutions for your pet. Our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital is here to help you and your pet start the year off on the right foot—and paw—with resolution ideas for the New Year that will help keep you and your pet [...]

Top 10 Signs Your Pet May Have Thyroid Disease

Dogs and cats commonly develop thyroid disease, but they experience different disorder types. Middle-aged and older cats most often develop an overactive thyroid (i.e., hyperthyroidism), while middle-aged dogs develop an underactive thyroid (i.e., hypothyroidism). The thyroid gland secretes hormones that control your pet’s metabolism, so imbalances have far-reaching effects that can change your pet’s weight, [...]

6 Pet Holiday Safety Tips

Many pet owners travel during the holiday season, decorate their homes, or invite guests over to celebrate. Not only can these events cause your pet undue stress, but they also can expose them to unforeseen holiday dangers and land them in the veterinary emergency hospital. Columbia Pike Animal Hospital has a few tips to help [...]

Guidelines for Assessing Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

As your pet ages, they may encounter health complications, and knowing how to assess your senior pet’s quality of life (QOL) is important to recognize when you should say goodbye, so your pet doesn’t suffer. Our Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team wants to help by providing guidelines for assessing your senior pet’s QOL. Conditions affecting [...]

Potential Thanksgiving Pet Tribulations

Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving since the 1600s, but pets still can encounter many problems on this traditional holiday. Our Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team wants to provide information about potential Thanksgiving pet tribulations and suggest ways to protect your four-legged family member. Darla, a 4-year-old dachshund, can’t work out what is happening—her home has [...]

The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings for Pets

You know the importance of regular teeth cleanings for your own dental health, but did you know that regular dental cleanings are also important for your pet’s health? By age 3, most pets have some form of periodontal disease. Professional dental cleanings can protect your pet, so our Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team explains how [...]

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