Presenting Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018!

We’re in shock that another year has come and gone already, and what a year it’s been! We’re honored that you’ve entrusted us to care for your furry family members, and we’re committed to providing exceptional supportive, empathetic care to all of our pet patients.

At Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, we place a high value on pet owner education, and part of our commitment to you includes our regular pet care blogs. We hope you enjoy our top 10 most popular blogs of 2018!

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Understanding Food Allergies in Pets

Food allergies in pets can affect pet health

Having a pet who’s constantly scratching, losing fur, and dealing with rough, scaly, swollen skin or open sores can be extremely frustrating. Not only is your pet miserable, but you’re at a loss as to how to help them feel better.

Coming up with an accurate diagnosis for itchy skin may involve testing for a food allergy. Food allergies in pets can seriously undermine a pet’s health and wellbeing, which is why it’s important that pet owners be able to recognize certain signs and seek treatment as soon as possible.

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Everyday Heroes: Celebrating Our Amazing Veterinary Technicians!

Veterinary Technicians are the backbone of compassionate veterinary care.

Theirs is the first face you see as you and your pet wait in the examination room. A smile and a word of comfort is first on the agenda as they handle your pet with ease and skill. They ask you the important questions that will help structure the background of your pet’s visit that day. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re talking about veterinary technicians. October 14-20 is National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to highlight the crucial role these staff members play in the health and wellness of your pet.

All About Veterinary Technicians

The job of a veterinary technician is to assist the veterinarian in technical matters, much like a nurse assists a physician. The typical duties that veterinary technicians are responsible for include:

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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…