Last updated 2 days 18 hours ago
If the vet prescribes your dog with medication, it is your job to ensure that the animal takes it. Each dog is unique, however, so it might take some trial and error to find the right way to get your dog to take the pill.
A lot of dog owners choose to put pills into food like hot dogs, cheese, or even peanut butter. There are also treats that have special pockets just for medicine. If your dog is too smart to eat the pill in the food, however, you might have to force the pill down his throat. Watch this video to learn more.
The veterinarians at Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital are here to ensure that your animals get the best care possible. With general practice and holistic medicine options, we can help you get the services you need. Call (917) 675-3708 to learn more.
Last updated 9 days ago
Though getting a new kitten may not change your life as much as a new baby, it’s still important to make a few adjustments. The right level of preparation can help you offer your new animal the best pet care. If you are planning to bring home a new kitten, you should use the following tips to get your residence ready for this wonderful addition to your family:
Buy Items to Keep the Cat Comfortable
Though it might take your kitten a little while to get used to your home, you can buy some products to help the animal with the transition. A comfortable cat bed or a container lined with a blanket can give your new cat a place to lie down and stay warm.
Get Rid of Potential Hazards
If left to their own devices, a kitten may get tangled up in cords. If your drapes or blinds have cords, put them up high so the kitten cannot reach them. Use a cord manager to bunch together electric and phone cords to prevent the kitten from chewing on them. Be careful with jewelry, rubber bands, and other small objects that your new kitten might try to swallow.
Take Your Cat into Each Room
Give your kitten some time to adjust to the new space by bringing her into each room. Let the cat walk around the room and explore. Speak gently to the kitten so she can also get used to the sound of your voice. You should also be careful not to expose the kitten to too many people at one time or you might overwhelm her.
Bring your new kitten to Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital for an exam. As one of the most trusted animal hospitals in the area, we can give your pet the care she needs to live a long and happy life. To learn more about our vets or our care services, visit us online or call (917) 675-3708.
Last updated 17 days ago
At Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, we know that you love your pet every day. Still, that doesn’t exclude you from celebrating Love Your Pet Day on February 20. Here are a few ways in which you can observe this wonderful day and show your pet that you love him dearly:
Spend Some Time Playing Together
Make room in your schedule this year to spend some time with your pet and really enjoy playing. Whether you go to the park for a game of fetch or goof around inside the warmth of your home, the quality time you spend together will make both your and your pet’s day. Just minutes can make a difference in both your moods.
Work on Training
Enhance the relationship between owner and animal with some training time that makes it more pleasant to coexist in the same home. Use Love Your Pet Day as an excuse to work on simple commands like “sit” or “stay.” You can even start crate training your animal or work on some special tricks like playing dead or rolling over. You will love the benefits of having a trained pet, and your pet will love earning treats for good behavior.
Schedule a Visit with the Vet
Pet health exams help ensure that your animal is feeling his best. Love Your Pet Day is a great opportunity to schedule a visit with your veterinarian to make sure your animal is healthy and will be with you for a long time to come.
Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital is here to help give you and your pet a long and full life together. Our staff loves animals as much as you do, which is why we offer the top pet care services in the area. From regular checkups to vaccinations, we can keep your pets healthy and happy. For more information on our animal services, visit us online or call (917) 675-3708.
Last updated 25 days ago
Taking your pet in the car can be a fun experience for everyone, especially if you do it safely. Properly restraining the animal and being smart about how you travel can help keep everyone safe. Read on to learn about pet safety in the car.
Take your animal on short trips and work up to longer periods in the car to reduce anxiety levels. Make sure your animal always has the proper identification tags and a microchip just in case you get separated. You should never leave the pet alone in the car, especially when it is hot outside. Do not put the animal on your lap while you drive.
The vets at Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital can help you keep your pets safe in any scenario. We offer checkups, vaccinations, and other pet care services to keep your animals in the best condition. To learn more about our animal hospital, visit us online or call (917) 675-3708.
Last updated 1 month ago
Keeping your dog’s mouth clean can help prevent periodontal disease of the gums that could eventually cause problems for other organs. You can spot periodontal disease by looking for bad breath or pain when chewing.
Use a special toothbrush and toothpaste made for canines to clean your dog’s teeth. You might have to start off with a few teeth and slowly work up to the entire mouth. There are also special foods and treats that you can give your pet to keep his mouth clean. This video offers more information on keeping your dog’s mouth healthy.
Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital can help you keep your dog’s mouth clean and healthy. Our vet team offers pet care services that actually help. To learn more, call (917) 675-3708.