Category Archives: Pet Health & Wellness

Automatic Litter Boxes: Is the Convenience Worth the Expense?

Cats are pretty awesome for a lot of reasons, but one of them is their stalwart dedication to waste containment. You don’t see cat owners walking around the backyard looking for poop to scoop. Nope, cats visit their litter box, scratch around, relieve themselves, and then cover it up. Sure, they might have accidents occasionally, […]
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Boning Up On Senior Pet Health

If cats and dogs aged at the same rate that humans do, we’d be able to live with our best friends for much longer. Unfortunately, they age about 7 times faster than us, or approximately 7 years for every one of ours. The good news is that with routine preventive care and early screening of […]
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Tips for Running with Your Dog

Dogs love to be with us, and they usually have boundless energy. In fact, they could be the perfect exercise partner—as long as you pay attention to some basic do’s and don’ts of running with your dog. The Do’s of Running with Your Dog Do check with your veterinarian. Before starting any new exercise program, […]
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5 Dog Training Basics Every Pet Owner Should Know

They don’t call dogs “man’s/woman’s best friend” for nothing. Sharing your life with a dog can be an incredibly meaningful experience, but when that dog jumps up on all your guests, runs away at a moment’s notice, or destroys your brand new couch and favorite pair of shoes, that special bond can experience some strain. […]
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The Curious Cat: Answers to Your Most Pressing Cat Questions

Have you ever found yourself observing your cat’s behavior and wondering why they do some of the odd things they do? We’re right there with you! Cats have their idiosyncrasies – just like other animals and people – but some of these curiosities are unique to felines. At Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we receive many […]
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What to Do Instead of Giving Up: Your Newly Adopted Pet

Pet parenting is a serious commitment; it’s so easy to get swept up in the excitement of adopting a new pet. You’re there at the shelter, looking at this cute ball of fluffiness, and somehow it’s all roses and rainbows. But, what if you get your newly adopted pet home and the rainbows turn to […]
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pet Parasite Prevention

Parasites are a fact of life and they can range from annoying (fleas) to deadly (heartworm), and everything in between. These tiny creatures can create a world of misery for both pets and their owners, making pet parasite prevention a vitally important part of your pet care plan. As with any aspect of your pet’s […]
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Beat Boredom with These 8 Fun and Interesting Hobbies for Pet Owners

It may be hard to imagine that the squishy pug napping on your sofa is descended from wolves, or that the timid tabby cleaning herself by the window shares DNA with lions, tigers, and other large and exotic cats. Our pets enjoy safe and comfortable lives, but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel the call […]
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Take Time to Smell the (Safe) Flowers: Prevent a Pet Poisoning This Spring

Spring feels like the perfect time to throw caution to the wind and go a little hog wild, right? Sure, it’s exciting to have longer days and be able to use the extra time to plant and prune. But without a springtime primer on how to prevent a pet poisoning, seasonal safety can find itself […]
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Ask a Vet: Can I Use Essential Oils on Pets?

Essential oils have been an important part of folk medicine for thousands of years, and have recently exploded in popularity for their use in aromatherapy and alternative medicine. Proponents of essential oils use them regularly for everything from anxiety and muscle aches to treating illnesses and promoting relaxation and mental clarity. The trend towards the […]
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