Last updated 3 months ago
Everyone knows that regular vet visits are important for any pet’s wellbeing. On top of regular visits to the vet, exercise is an important aspect of pet care. Dogs need physical activity to stay healthy throughout their lifetimes. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of taking your dog for regular walks:
Helping Your Pet Stay Healthy
From increasing agility to maintaining a normal weight, there are many health benefits of walking your dog. Walking keeps your dog loose, limber, and in good general shape. It also helps prevent weight issues that could negatively affect your animal’s health. Walking is also an easy and fun way for you to stay active.
Burning Pent-Up Energy
If your dog is buzzing with energy and has no way to release it, he or she might start to act out in destructive ways. Prevent issues like these before they happen by grabbing the leash and taking your dog for a long walk. A good walk will tire out your pet enough that he or she might not chew or scratch up your furniture or cause some other kind of destruction throughout the home.
Strengthening Your Connection
As a pet owner, it is up to you to find ways to spend time with your dog and formulate a lasting bond. When you enjoy quality time on long walks, it improves your relationship, builds more trust between you, and gives you both a chance to feel more comfortable with each other.
Helping your pet stay active, feeding him a healthy diet, and scheduling regular appointments with the vets at Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital can keep your pets in top shape. Our entire staff is committed to offering your animals the best pet care in NYC. Come in today to take advantage of our well-equipped facility. For more information on our services, visit us online or call (212) 924-6116.
Last updated 3 months ago
Although many animals love riding in cars, there are some risks that come with letting your pet roam around the vehicle unrestricted. A dog sticking his head out the window, for example, may get hit with dirt, dust, and other particles that could cause irritation to the cornea.
If you are driving with a small animal, you might want to put him in a carrier to keep him safe during the trip. There are harnesses available for larger animals that allow the pet to sit on the seat without risking his safety. Learn more great tips in this video.
Whether you are planning a trip or just want a routine checkup, the vets at Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital in NYC are here to offer you the top pet care services in the area. Call (212) 924-6116 to schedule an appointment for your animal.
Last updated 4 months ago
Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that affects millions of dogs. Knowing about heartworm can help you protect your dog from this unfortunate infection. Use this guide to learn the answers to common questions about heartworm so you can keep your dog in top health:
What Causes Heartworm?
The only way a dog can be exposed to heartworm is if the animal is bitten by a mosquito that is already infected. Unfortunately, there are no visible signs to show whether or not a mosquito is infected, and heartworm cases occur in all 50 states. If you have mosquitos in your area, your dog is at risk for heartworm.
How Can I Prevent Heartworm?
Your vet should have pills and topical treatments you can give to your dog on a monthly basis, or shots that can be injected every six months. These preventative treatments do not cost a lot, and can protect your animal from contracting the disease and suffering its effects.
What Happens If My Dog Gets Heartworm?
You probably won’t notice any symptoms of heartworm until your dog has been infected for quite a while. If your dog has heartworm, he will eventually start to cough as more worms make their way to the heart and lungs. The cough will prevent the dog from being as active as he once was. If the disease gets bad enough, your dog might pass out because blood no longer circulates as it should. He might also start to retain fluids. If left untreated, heartworm is fatal in dogs.
Bring your dog to Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital to get the preventative medicine you need to protect your beloved pet from this horrible disease. Our veterinarians are highly trained in everything from general veterinary services to holistic medicine, can will ensure that your animal gets the best pet care. Call our NYC office at (212) 924-6116 or visit us online today to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 4 months ago
Cats love to explore, but this does not mean that you must allow your animal to live both inside and outside. With the proper care, you can keep your indoor cat happy and healthy.
An interactive toy like a fishing pole is great options for indoor cats and can keep them entertained for long periods of time. You might want to also invest in a scratching post to protect your furniture from your pet’s claws. Give the cat a place to climb and perch so he or she can feel truly at home inside your house.
Whether your cat is indoor or outdoor, the vets at Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital can keep him healthy and a part of your family for many years to come. Our team is dedicated to giving every patient customized care. Call (212) 924-6116 today to learn more about our pet care services or to schedule a checkup for your animal.