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.  [...]

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. [...]