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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Surprise and Spoil Your Best Bud With Our Best Gifts for Pets

Gifts for pets are a great way to have a pet-friendly Christmas

They’re practically by your side or under your feet every day of the year, and the holidays are no different. Sure, you don’t want them scarfing down the mashed potatoes or exhibiting dominance over the Christmas tree, but you likely want them around for all the holiday revelry. The best way to include them in the fun is to give them gifts they can enjoy. Will they go crazy over another argyle sweater? Maybe, maybe not. What we do know is that the following gifts for pets really hit the holiday bullseye.

Under the Tree

It goes without stating that edible gifts – for pets and people alike – have no place under the tree. If you are planning on picking up some treats or snacks for your pet, be sure to store them where they can’t see or smell them, and only give the gifts to them when it’s okay to open and eat them.

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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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