14 Surprising Facts About Kittens

Kittens are one of nature’s most adorable creatures. But did you know that kittens are also incredibly interesting? South Meadow Animal Clinic is here to share with you some surprising facts about kittens that you may have not known.

6 Tips for Socializing Your New Puppy

Socialization is the process of safely and calmly exposing and introducing your new puppy to everything there is in the world (different kinds of people, other animals, sounds, objects, and floors) so that when they next encounter it, they won’t feel stressed, afraid, or act out aggressively. Socialization is essential to your new puppy’s ability to mature and grow into a well-behaved, happy adult dog.

Is My Senior Pet Getting the Care It Needs?

As pets age, their needs change. This means that older pets require slightly different treatments and services at the veterinary clinic in addition to requiring different care at home. By tailoring the care your pet receives, as their needs change with age, you can help keep your pets happy and healthy well into their golden years.

What You Should Know About Ear Cropping

Ear cropping is the practice of surgically removing all or part of a dog’s ears and then taping them during recovery to create an upright, rather than floppy, eared look. Ear cropping is still considered the standard for several breeds, but the decision to crop or not to crop is one that dog owners need to consider carefully before deciding to elect surgery for their pets.

 What Is Heartworm Disease?

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we’re using the opportunity to help educate pet owners about heartworms, heartworm disease, and the importance of protecting their pets from both.

Is My Dog Getting Enough Exercise?

two small dogs playing together outdoors

No two dogs are exactly alike or have the exact same needs in terms of their daily exercise. The amount of exercise a dog needs varies based on their age, breed, current physical fitness level, individual ability, and their medical history. Plus, your dog’s exercise and activity needs will change throughout their lifetime.

How to Protect Your Pet’s Teeth (6 Tips)

friendly bulldog

Periodontal (gum) disease affects most dogs and cats by the time they reach three years of age. Best prevented, periodontal disease can be difficult to treat and many pets never receive any treatment at all. Unfortunately, unchecked periodontal disease can lead to a host of systemic health problems in pets that can diminish their quality of life and even lead to premature death.

Bad Weather? Entertain Your Pet Inside

When it comes to being a responsible pet owner, there are several aspects of your pet’s care that you need to consider. These, of course, include providing your pet with a balanced, nutritious diet and veterinary care, but your pet also needs daily exercise and enrichment to stay totally happy and healthy.

Beware of These Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

It’s the holiday season, and everyone, including our pets, can enjoy celebrating the season with loved ones. However, while you’re busy being holly and jolly, be sure to keep an eye on your pets around the following holiday items

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