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5 Reasons to Keep Your Pet’s Regular Wellness Visit

When your pet appears perfectly healthy, you may believe their wellness visit and screening tests are unnecessary. However, these preventive care measures help your four-legged friend live a longer, healthier, happier life. Our Colony Veterinary Hospital team explains why you should keep your pet’s regular wellness visit.  #1: Regular wellness tests detect diseases early While [...]

5 Aspects of Anesthesia Safety

The words “general anesthesia” can be unsettling for pet owners—and understandably so. The anesthetic process (i.e., intentional, controlled unconsciousness) is a bit other-worldly, and causes many owners to think twice about consenting to a procedure their pet needs. Fortunately, with strategic safety measures, customized anesthesia protocols, and advanced monitoring technology, veterinary anesthesia is generally a [...]

7 Heat Safety Tips for Pets

As summer’s dog days arrive, the heat and humidity can be dangerous for your pet, but you can take certain measures to keep them safe. Our team at Colony Veterinary Hospital wants to offer tips to protect your pet from the heat’s potential hazards. #1: Understand that heatstroke is a veterinary emergency A pet’s normal [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for July Fourth Pet Safety

July Fourth means summer sun, cooking out, and fun fireworks displays, but this patriotic holiday can pose dangers for your pet. Our team at Colony Veterinary Hospital wants to help by providing do’s and don'ts to protect your pet during the celebration. DO distinguish your pet The busiest day of the year for pet shelters [...]

Itching for Answers—Recognizing Pet Allergies

You are likely familiar with humans’ common allergy signs, such as sneezing, sore throat, congestion, and watery eyes, but you may be unable to recognize your pet’s allergy signs, because they are dissimilar. You may believe your dog’s all-night scratching or your cat’s sudden hair pulling are grooming issues, but these signs may be a [...]

Preventing Flea and Tick Infestations in Pets

Fleas and ticks annoy our beloved pets, but these pests can be more than an itchy nuisance, causing adverse conditions ranging from an allergy to a life-threatening illness. Some diseases these parasites transmit can also affect humans, making infestation prevention a must. Remember, once established in your home, fleas are extremely difficult to eradicate, so [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About a Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning

Dental disease is prevalent in pets, and a professional veterinary dental cleaning is an important part of your pet’s health care plan, to prevent problems and address issues caused by dental disease. Our team at Colony Veterinary Hospital wants to provide information about this procedure, so you know what to expect when you schedule your [...]

4 Tips to Prolong Your Pet’s Life

The biggest downside to owning a pet is that they leave this world too soon, but did you know you can take certain steps to prolong their life? Our team at Colony Veterinary Hospital wants to help by providing tips to improve your pet’s wellbeing and add years to their life. #1: Ensure your pet [...]

FAQs About Coughing in Pets

If you hear your pet cough, you may wonder if you should be concerned. Do they simply have an irritation in their throat, or is the cough caused by a more serious issue? Our team at Colony Veterinary Hospital wants to help by answering some frequently asked questions about coughing in pets. Question: Why do [...]

Understanding Your Pet’s Kidney Failure Diagnosis

If your pet has recently been diagnosed with kidney failure, you are likely confused and frightened. Your pet may be extremely ill or show no outward signs—either way, you may feel guilty for not recognizing they were sick. However, kidney failure can progress slowly and give little to no warning (i.e., chronic kidney disease [CKD]), [...]

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