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.  [...]

8 Myths About Your Pet’s Dental Health

Myths abound about all aspects of pet care, but dental health, in particular, seems poorly understood. Good dental hygiene affects not only your pet’s mouth, but also her entire body and well-being, as oral bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, harming vital organs and creating painful periodontal problems. We clear up a few common myths [...]

The Importance of Preventive Care for All Pets

At Alpine Animal Hospital, we care for all manner of animals, from tiny pocket pets to giant draft horses and bulls. Although we are skilled in diagnosing and managing diseases, we would prefer to prevent problems rather than treat them, by providing routine wellness care for your pet, horse, or livestock. Most animals we care [...]

How to Pet-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Whether you have a rambunctious puppy or kitten, or an older, mellower pet, the holiday season amps up everyone’s excitement. With delicious feasts, shiny decorations, fluttering flames, and scary strangers, your pet has many opportunities to get into harm. You may believe your well-trained pooch wouldn’t snatch the turkey from the table, or your chubby [...]

A Lifetime of Wellness: Caring for Your Senior Pet

All pets need routine preventive healthcare to stay in tip-top shape, and to catch diseases in the early stages before they become an issue. As your furry friend ages, she needs an extra boost to remain healthy. Although age is not a disease, medical conditions arise more frequently in older pets, which makes biannual physical [...]

Caring for your Exotic Pet

While you may not think your beloved pet is exotic, if she doesn’t purr or bark, she is likely classified as exotic by veterinary professionals. Not all veterinary hospitals work with feathered and scaled patients, because not all veterinarians have the experience or expertise required to care for exotic species.  Dr. Steve Haymore and Dr. [...]

From Trick to Treat: Taking the Stress Out of Veterinary Visits

It’s no surprise that some pets are simply spooked when it comes to the veterinarian. Pets experience anxiety for many reasons, including poor socialization, history of a traumatic veterinary visit, and hesitation with strangers. The good news is that going to the clinic doesn’t have to be scary, and pet owners and veterinary teams can [...]