The Importance of Annual Pet Wellness Checks

It’s not uncommon for pets to stay away from the veterinarian if they show all the obvious signs of health.

Contrary to this approach, however, is the fact that preventive care is the most effective way to support pet wellness and longevity. If staying in front of developing problems in our own lives is the goal, then the same is true for the animals in our care.

The answer to this is maintaining annual pet wellness checks, and we’re here to help you do just that.

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Pets and Holiday Parties: Are They A Good Mix?

Pets and Holiday Parties can endanger pet safety

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the usual mix of parties and holiday gatherings with friends and family. And with over 70% of pet owners in the US now considering our pets to be family, of course most of us want to include them in the holiday frolicking.

But are pets and holiday parties a good mix? While holiday parties can be fun for you, they can be stressful for even the most well behaved, friendliest pet. What can you do to prepare your pet for a houseful of people when planning your holiday soiree? Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic explores, here.

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Get Ready for the Big Chill with Fall Pet Grooming

Fall pet grooming can help pets feel good!Preparing for cooler weather is a big part of saying goodbye to summer. While we may not have the cold, icy winters of northern states, that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done to prepare for a new season. Our furry friends also need extra attention this time of year. With our fall pet grooming tips, you’ll be ready for winter just in time!

The Need for Fall Pet Grooming

Severe thunderstorms and wind characterize autumn in Alabama, and these conditions can do a number on your pet’s skin, fur, and paws. Fall pet grooming is all about caring for these areas and making sure they’re protected no matter the weather. Continue…

Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe Around Pools

Pet pool safety keeps pets safe around poolsSchool is out, vacations are on, and it’s HOT out there! It’s no surprise that many of us have our eyes on swimming and lounging poolside during the warm summer months. For those with pets, however, there are some considerations to take when it comes to ensuring the safety of your furry friend. Each year, hundreds of accidental drownings occur among dogs (and other pets). To help prevent such tragedies, Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic wants to spotlight how to keep your pet safe around pools (and other bodies of water).

An Unfortunate Misconception

Contrary to popular belief, your pet may not be any better at swimming than you were when you first started. Not all pets are suited to the water, such as brachycephalic breeds (e.g., pugs and bulldogs), young pets, senior pets, and those will compromised health. In addition, certain pets may not like water, and all pets need some form of supervision and training in order to swim like a pro. Continue…