Allergies In Pets, Scratching The Surface

Allergies In Pets, Scratching The Surface

The Humane Society of America estimates that over 60% of American homes have pets. Dogs and cats remain the most common pets in America, accounting for more than 90% of the total number of pets in the country. This trend is quite encouraging as it means humans are showing love to other species more than […]

How To Introduce Old Pets To New Pets

How To Introduce Old Pets To New Pets

Congratulations! Your animal family is growing. This is an exciting time for everyone involved. Not only are you getting a new furry animal companion, but your existing pets are also. Just like people meeting for the first time, animal introductions can be awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes tricky. Of course if at all possible, we always […]

How Can I Protect My Dog Against Heartworms

How Can I Protect My Dog Against Heartworms?

Heartworms are parasitic roundworms that can be transmitted to your dog via mosquito bites. Your dog should be tested by your vet every six months to check him or her for heartworms that were contracted during the previous season, as early detection is the key to properly treating your pet. Though the risk of mosquito […]

Five Steps To Managing Your Dog's Weight

Five Steps To Managing Your Dog’s Weight

The new year can be a great time for focusing on healthy resolutions, not just people, but dogs, too. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 53 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. After being cooped up indoors for months on end and typically eating more than usual, the […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe this Winter

Keeping Your Pet Safe this Winter

You are probably aware that hot weather can be tough on pets, but did you know that winter could be equally as dangerous? It’s true – cold weather, ice and snow, and even ice-melting agents can pose health risks to your animal companion. Meanwhile, a bored dog or cat can chew on houseplants, decorations, and […]

Thanksgiving Foods That Are Toxic To Pets

Thanksgiving brings with it moist, steaming-hot turkey smothered in gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie, along with an array of other delectable delights. Many people enjoy sharing this amazing holiday feast with their furry family members; however, Dr. McMillan wants to remind pet owners that some of the foods we eat on […]

Should You Microchip Your Pet?

Have you thought about microchipping your pet? At Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, your Greenville and Winterville, NC vet offices, we are often saddened to learn about pets that been lost or run away from home. Many times, simple mistakes lead to this. Pet owners find themselves unable to locate their loved pet. Fortunately, with today’s […]

Importance of Pet Wellness Exams for Your Dog

Just like humans, your dog should have a wellness exam. This type of examination is basically a yearly physical check-up designed to help keep your dog healthy. A wellness exam is designed to detect diseases and other issues as early as possible. The earlier health problems are detected, the sooner treatment can begin, which helps […]

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