When Getting Old Hurts: How to Assess Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

By |2022-11-14T02:16:17+00:00November 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Senior pets most commonly experience discomfort or pain because of osteoarthritis, dental disease, or other uncomfortable conditions. However, many other health issues can also decrease your older pet’s quality of life (QOL). You must carefully assess factors such as your pet’s comfort, happiness, and health, and decide whether you can improve their enjoyment of life [...]

The Powerful Protection of Pet Vaccines

By |2022-10-08T18:57:12+00:00October 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Vaccination is essential to your pet’s preventive care and demonstrates your responsibility as a pet owner, but you may not know which diseases vaccines protect your pet from contracting. To better understand your pet’s vaccinations, read recommendations from our veterinarians here at Belmont Animal Hospital.  An overview of vaccines for pets When your pet is [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

By |2022-09-14T03:06:18+00:00September 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Cats are notoriously finicky creatures, and some days, you may feel as if you are struggling to please your feline overlord. However, by making a few changes at home to improve your cat’s environment and upgrade their entertainment, your cat can be quite content. After all, being a house cat can become boring when they [...]

Chronic Ear Infections—A Challenge for Dog Owners

By |2022-08-17T00:16:27+00:00August 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Many factors contribute to chronic ear infections, which are common in dogs and can be difficult to manage. Our team at Belmont Animal Hospital wants to offer information about chronic ear infections and explain ways you can decrease your dog’s risk. Dog ear infections Ear infections in dogs are typically classified depending on the ear [...]

Solutions for 3 Common Pet Behavior Problems

By |2022-07-10T16:44:02+00:00July 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Determining the cause of cats’ and dogs’ common behavior issues can be tough. Before chalking up your pet’s behavioral change to an anthropomorphized feeling, like resentment or jealousy, rule out a medical issue. Many behavioral changes are triggered by medical conditions, and once the medical problem is treated, you can take steps to successfully help [...]

When Sounds Hurt: Noise Aversion in Pets

By |2022-06-09T20:38:09+00:00June 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Noise aversion is a condition that affects roughly one-third of U.S. dogs although the problem largely goes undiagnosed. No data are available on the number of cats affected by noise aversion, as they skillfully hide this sound sensitivity from their owners. Because noise aversion affects many pets, our Belmont Animal Hospital team is here to [...]

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

By |2022-05-05T03:50:31+00:00May 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Spaying or neutering your pet has many benefits, but recent studies have demonstrated that having these procedures when pets are too young may place them at a high risk for certain health conditions. Our team at Belmont Animal Hospital wants to help by providing information about when your pet should be spayed or neutered. Why [...]

Heartworm Prevention and Disease FAQS

By |2022-04-01T02:40:45+00:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

April is Heartworm Prevention Month and we want to ensure our Belmont Animal Hospital families understand the ins and outs of this deadly disease, including transmission, how to protect your pet, and treatment should your pet test heartworm-positive. Our team answers common questions about heartworm disease so you can keep your pet safe.  Question: How [...]

Pet Poisoning 101

By |2022-03-07T00:34:40+00:00March 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

You no doubt think your home is a safe haven, but did you know that harmful pet toxins can be found in your kitchen, medicine cabinet, and many other surprising areas? Our team at Belmont Animal Hospital wants to help by providing information on what substances are dangerous to your pet. Pet poisons can be [...]

Professional Veterinary Dentals: What Pet Owners Should Know

By |2022-02-04T04:52:29+00:00February 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

You may think that a professional veterinary dental is unnecessary—partly because of the expense—but this procedure is important for your pet’s overall wellbeing. The procedure, which involves much more than brushing your pet’s teeth, can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life and potentially prevent conditions that could lead to deadly circumstances. Our team at [...]

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