Senior Pet Care: Prolonging the Life of Your Best Friend

Senior pet care.

Our pets are often our best friends, and it is important to do right by them. Taking good care of a pet as they enter their golden years is a great way to repay them for all they do for us. Blue Valley Animal Hospital is here to help you provide senior pet care that your four-legged companion deserves. 

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The Importance of Microchipping

A dog running in the brush.

It can happen to even the most watchful and caring pet parents: the front door is left open, a loose screen gets pushed out, or an excited dog wriggles his way out of his collar. In the United States, more than 10 million cats and dogs are reported missing each year. When a pet runs away, it’s absolutely heartbreaking, which is why the caring team at Blue Valley Animal Hospital wants pet parents to understand the benefits of having their pets microchipped.

We know you have questions, so read on to learn more about this important part of pet safety

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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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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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The Price of Unconditional Love: A Hard Look at the Cost of Pet Ownership

Cost of pet ownership.

Owning a pet is a gigantic responsibility. Not only are pet owners tasked with keeping their pets safe from harm, they must establish and maintain a high quality of life for all animals in their care. That can be a relatively tall order for many that struggle financially. It’s not a question of love or devotion. Taking a look at the bottom line is often enough to discourage impulsive pet adoptions, or result in painful pet surrenders. If you take a detailed look at the true cost of pet ownership before adopting, you can create a loving (and sustainable) home environment for your future furry friends.

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Creepy Cat Behavior, What You Need To Know!

Creepy cat behavior.

Cats can be loveable creatures, and equally mysterious. They may display behavior that has you questioning their intentions. One type of behavior that makes pet owners curious is when their cats start intensely at them. What would this mean? The team at Blue Valley Animal Hospital is here to uncover the meaning behind mysterious cat behavior and why they may be staring at you so much. 

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Walking Your Dog: An Important Step Towards Pet Health

Walking your dog.

At Blue Valley Animal Hospital, we want to help you to ring in the New Year right by celebrating National Walk Your Dog Month this January. Walking your dog is an important part of bonding with your pet as well as a great way to support pet health (and your own). Read on to learn how to do it right!

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Ring in the New Year With Pet Safety Measures

New Year pet safety

People are usually excited to close out one year and welcome the next. Pets? Not so much. They don’t abide by the same rituals that we do. And while many animals simply go with the flow, others respond to parties and perceived chaos with an immediate fight or flight instinct. Whether you’re thinking of hosting or celebrating away from home, there are some significant precautions to consider regarding pet safety this time of year.

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Warm, Toasty, Safe: The Best Ways to Share the Holidays With Your Cat

Holidays with your cat.

The news that December is National Cat Lover’s Month may come as a surprise to many cat owners. After all, when it comes to living with a cat (or more), aren’t there countless reasons to celebrate them every month of the year? 

Cats make life more fun and interesting. And while it’s important to give them your all throughout the year, December provides even more reasons to celebrate this special relationship. With our guide to sharing the holidays with your cat, you can be sure to get a few extra head bumps or long gazes all the way to New Year’s Eve.

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