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Helping Your Senior Pet Age with Grace

Remember the early days when your pet was full of mischief? Life becomes calmer as they mellow over time, and your bond grows deeper and stronger. However, your pet’s senior phase can bring new concerns about their health.  Senior pets tend to have health problems similar to senior humans, but aren’t as good at talking [...]

A Healing Hand: Spotlight on Alpine Animal Hospital’s Veterinarians

You’re likely familiar with Alpine Animal Hospital’s veterinarians, and you may admit your pet has a favorite. And, while you know our veterinarians are experts at healing your pet and preventing life-threatening disease, you may not know much about the person behind the stethoscope. We’d like to share why our veterinarians do what they do. [...]

Changing Veterinary Visits Woes from Frightening to Fear-Free

Have you ever wondered what your dog does all day while you’re at work? We’ll let you in on a secret—they watch a doggy daytime television show called Dogtor Phil. The show airs in canine language, so we had to use our animal communication skills to decipher the latest episode, which covered a topic near [...]

Anxious Pets: Stressed Scarlett and Frightened Frank

Scarlett Siamese: My kingdom is falling apart! My humans painted a room, bought a bunch of new things, left me with the cat sitter, and then came back with a funny looking tiny human. I do not like the tiny human. He cries a lot, smells bad, and has taken over my mom’s lap. My [...]

Quintessential – and Safe – Summer Fun

Summer is a particularly wonderful time of year for you and your dog, Chukar. Since Chukar goes with you pretty much everywhere, you have historically enjoyed summers of baseball games, hikes, and picnics. One particular summer day, you wake up to a blue sky, plump white clouds, and bright sunshine.  “It seems like a wonderful [...]

Take a Bite out of Firework Fear

It isn’t everyday that you get to listen in to your dog’s favorite talk-radio station, but with July Fourth fireworks approaching, our dog-human relations liaisons have granted us exclusive access to the English translation of the show, so you can help your dog calmly conquer their fireworks anxiety. The show is about to start—listen carefully. [...]

Diagnosis = Lazy; Treatment = Playtime

Penny, a 5-year-old mixed-breed dog, lives in a quiet neighborhood. When her owners take her for a walk, she takes 30 minutes to walk 30 feet down the street. She likes to smell her way through her walk—if you can call it a walk. When she gets back into the house, she moseys over to [...]

5 Ways to Care for Your Pet During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many people are staying at home, in constant contact with their pets, and they are noticing more problems. Yet, not all these newly discovered problems are true issues for pets, and many can be successfully managed until business returns to normal. (Yes, male dogs do have nipples—they are not ticks.) To help you and your [...]

Coronavirus and Your Pet: What You Need to Know About COVID-19

As people worldwide hold their breath—and their coughs and sneezes—to see how the COVID-19 pandemic will pan out, many pet owners are worried about their beloved companions’ health and safety. With the variety of misinformation swirling around regarding coronaviruses and their effect on pets and people, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To put your mind [...]

Unique Care for Unique Pets: Providing Proper Care for Exotic Pets

Exotic pets are wonderful creatures, but those who share your home require a special level of care that differs from the typical dog and cat. Proper husbandry is crucial for your exotic pet’s health, happiness, and well-being, but all too often, common health issues result from an inappropriate environment or diet for these unique creatures.  [...]