Finding Comfort in Grief: A Guide to Coping With Pet Loss

Your pet is a family member, and many pet owners would agree that a beloved cat’s or dog’s death can be as difficult as losing a human family member. When your pet has been your constant companion and shown you unconditional love for years, their absence can be felt in every part of your life, [...]

Household Items That Are Toxic to Pets

You want nothing more than to provide a safe and happy home for your four-legged BFF. In addition, you give your pet the most nutritious food and the comfiest bed, and spoil them with plenty of toys and treats. However, many dangers, seemingly ordinary items you use every day,  lurk in plain sight. Pet owners [...]

The Case for Year-Round Flea and Tick Prevention for Pets

Fleas and ticks are more than unsightly, irritating insects; these tiny parasites can trigger severe reactions and transmit various diseases that can harm your pet. If you do not protect your pet with year-round veterinarian-prescribed flea and tick preventives, your furry pal and your home are at risk for serious parasite problems. Don’t let these [...]

Nose-to-Tail Cold-Weather Pet Safety

Whether you love winter’s brisk air, fluffy snow, and glistening ice, or you would prefer to hibernate until May, you need to take precautions to protect your pet from common winter hazards. Follow our Providence Vet team’s tips to keep your pet warm and safe from nose to tail.  Understand your pet’s cold tolerance To [...]

“Fe-line” Under the Weather: Respiratory Infections in Cats

Cat owners are likely familiar with their feline friends’ respiratory infections, because the majority of the feline population seems to have suffered from watery eyes and a runny nose at some point. While feline respiratory infections are often chalked up to being a “cat cold,” they can develop into more serious illness under certain conditions. [...]

Sassy Seniors: Supporting Older Pets

Pets become seniors at varying ages, from anywhere from 6 to 10 years old, depending on their size. Cats and small-breed dogs typically live longer than large- and giant-dog breeds. As your pet approaches their senior years, they often require more—or simply different—care and attention. The Providence Vet team believes senior pets deserve a little [...]

Pudgy Perils: 5 Health Risks Affecting Obese Pets

Recent research from the Association for Prevention of Pet Obesity shows that 59% of dogs and 61% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. For the average pet owner, this means that, statistically, your pet is more likely overweight than a lean, healthy weight. Many pet owners fail to recognize their pet’s [...]

Forgetful Felines and Confused Canines: Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

The older pets live, the more likely they will experience cognitive dysfunction (i.e., a decrease in the brain’s ability to process information and perform normal tasks). Signs may begin as early as 10 years of age, and most pets older than 16 demonstrate at least one functional impairment sign. This syndrome in pets is often [...]

Claw-some Benefits: Why Scratching is Key to Your Cat’s Health

Although humans have lived alongside cats for centuries, we still run into problems understanding each other. Cat owners may view a cat’s need to scratch their furniture and carpets as a problem behavior that must be punished, but asking a cat to stop this instinctive and beneficial activity is an unrealistic expectation, and could harm [...]

Protecting Your Pet From Rodenticide Toxicity

Rodenticides are often used to help control pests, such as mice and rats, but these products can tempt your pet and potentially lead to a life-threatening toxicity. Our Providence Vet team wants to make a difference in your pet’s life, and we explain how rodenticides affect pets and provide tips to protect your four-legged friend. [...]

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