No Hearing? No Sight? No Problem! Caring for Blind or Deaf Pets

A blind or deaf pet can live a full and happy life. Living with, caring for, or simply being around a visually impaired or hearing impaired pet may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. For the most part, blind or deaf pets respond and behave in much the same way as other pets. Only a few lifestyle modifications are required to make things easy and fun for your wonderful pet and to keep your bond going strong.

Caring for Blind or Deaf Pets

Many pets experience failing eyesight or diminished hearing as they age. Others may lose these senses through illness or injury. A pet who’s suddenly gone blind or deaf will probably feel disoriented and experience some initial behavioral changes. Continue…

All Have Value: Caring for a Special Needs Pet

A special needs pet may have unique challenges, but it’s not necessarily harder to provide the love and attention they deserve. Sure, serious illness or injury can preclude certain rigorous activities, but a special needs pet can still enjoy a high quality of life with a caring individual or family. Fortunately, there are resources available that make the experience less daunting – and more valuable. Our veterinarians and staff believe that every pet has value and the potential to bring endless rewards to their forever home.

What Qualifies?

A special needs pet is one with any of the following conditions:


What to Expect When Your Pet’s Expecting: Caring for the Pregnant Pet

pregnant petsIf you have made the decision to breed your pet, chances are a lot of time, planning, and a great deal of commitment have been a part of the process. After all that hard work comes the fun part…meeting your new fuzzy babies!

Before you can meet your sweet bundles of joy, you need to make sure that they arrive safely. Caring for your pregnant pet is a little bit of work, but in the end all the extra effort is worth it.

Your Pet in Heat

Most people are aware that conception takes place when an animal is in heat. There are a few things to know about this part of animal care, and it turns out dogs and cats are quite different.

Cats generally experience their first heat when they reach  80% of their adult weight, anywhere between four and eight months of age. Felines are also seasonal ovulators, and start cycling when the days are longer, usually spring through early fall. Unlike many other species, a cat will continue to cycle in and out of heat until she is bred. A cat in estrus is often a sight to see. The amount of purring, yowling, and affection seeking is absolutely unreal!