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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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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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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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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Why You Should Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

senior dog standing on grass.

A lot of people are drawn to puppies and younger dogs when they consider adding a new furry friend to the family. Younger dogs have a tendency to chew up shoes, bite fingers, and knock things off the counters, however. They might be cute, but they can kind of wreak havoc on your home.

Senior pets need just as much love as younger ones, and they have already outgrown their rambunctious periods, which means they will be much kinder to your house and your belongings.

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How to Better Train Your Dog and Improve Their Behavior

An owner training a dog.

Dogs give us unconditional love and companionship, and in return, we owe them a lifetime of belly rubs, playdates at the dog park, and optimal mental and physical health. Cultivating good manners in your dog can enrich the relationship you have with him and help him interact appropriately with the world around him.

Try these useful strategies for promoting positive dog behavior from the team at Blue Valley Animal Hospital!

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