Having Issues Finding Someone to Watch Your Pet?

woman petting laying down dog

Does your work require long hours away from home and your pet? Or maybe you’re planning a vacation and can’t take your pet along?

These situations can make pet owners feel anxious or even guilty. Pets are our family members, and we’d prefer to have them with us. But when that’s not possible, having a trustworthy pet care provider is essential for your pet’s welfare and your peace of mind.

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3 Holiday Treats to Keep Away From Your Pets

Dog at kitchen table waiting for food.

From sweet treats to savory meats, holiday celebrations are steeped in food and fellowship. And while it may be tempting to share a bite of fruitcake or a nip of eggnog with your pet, it’s best to keep the people foods on your plate and offer your pet a festive treat made just for him! 

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National Pet Awareness Month: Ways to Celebrate Our Pets

Dog with party hat and glasses.

November is National Pet Awareness Month, and even though we cherish our pets every day of the year, November marks a month that reminds us to shower our favorite animal companions with a little extra TLC.

At Blue Valley Animal Hospital, we appreciate our pet families and look forward to providing pets with exceptional care and compassion. To celebrate National Pet Awareness Month, our team has compiled some ways for you to show your pets just how much they mean to you.

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Pet Diabetes Month: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Dog waiting for food bowl.

Blue Valley Animal Hospital is all about pet wellness and helping our clients keep their pets healthy. November is Pet Diabetes Awareness month, and we are all for a little education and awareness. Read on to learn about pet diabetes and how you can prevent problems for your favorite pets. 

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Our Top Tips for Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween Pet Safety Dog chewing pumpkin.

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Blue Valley Animal Hospital. We love to see our favorite people and pets celebrate! We also recognize that Halloween can be fraught with some unique dangers for our four-legged friends. Read on to learn our best pet safety tips for Halloween.

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The Cutest Care of All: Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and kitten care.

There may be nothing more adorable and exciting than welcoming a new baby into your home. While human babies are cute as well, at Blue Valley Animal Hospital, puppies and kittens are more our speed. Getting your new pet off on the right paw is important. Keep reading to learn more about good kitten and puppy care:

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How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Sick Bird

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It’s pretty easy to spot a healthy bird just from their physical appearance. They may appear bright-eyed and alert, engaging, clean, and active. While the signs of illness or injury might be noted by someone with extensive avian experience, birds are unlikely to reveal symptoms as a method of self-preservation. By the time you start to wonder if you have a sick bird, they may be in dire need of medical help.

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Pets and Loud Noises: How You Can Help

Dog hiding from loud noise.

Thunderstorms, loud cars, fireworks, and other loud noises can be very starting for your pet. After a loud, unidentified sound, your pet might cower in a corner or squeeze under the couch out of fear, and remain in tight spaces for far too long. While some pets do not have a problem with loud noise, this can be a common anxious behavior in many pets. If you are wondering what you can do to help your pet, the team at Blue Valley Animal Hospital has a few tips for you. 

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Pet Cancer Spotlight: Can My Pet Get Skin Cancer?

Dog outside in the sun.

Although no one likes to hear the word “cancer,” is is unfortunately a common diagnosis, especially in older patients. There are many types of pet cancer that can affect our furry friends in a multitude of ways, with each type behaving somewhat differently. At Blue Valley Animal Hospital, we are often asked about skin cancer and skin cancer symptoms in pets. Read on to learn about the signs to watch out for and ways to avoid skin cancer in your four-legged family member.

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In an Emergency, Pet Safety Must Be a Priority

A dog covered in dirt next to a broken planter.

Planning for an emergency may seem like a way of inviting one, but not having a plan isn’t a great alternative. Considering that your pet depends on you for all their health and safety needs, it is vitally important to know what to do to ensure their well-being and security. Pet safety is probably on your mind every day. But if/when an emergency happens in your house or community, there are clear and definite ways to keep your pet free from harm. 

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