Mar 27
Keeping your pets safe from mosquitoes!
27 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Mosquitoes can be considered one of the most obnoxious creatures to inhabit the Earth. Not only are they a major nuisance, but they can also be dangerous to both humans and pets. Just like humans, pets can be infected with certain diseases that a mosquito may be carrying- especially if you have a pet that likes to be outside! Unlike humans, pets don’t have the ability to swat the pesky mosquitoes away. Dogs are especially at risk as heartworm is a dangerous disease carried by mosquitoes. Regardless of where you live, keeping your pet safe from mosquitoes should be a…
Mar 20
All About Heartworm and How To Prevent It!
20 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Heartworm can be one of the most devastating and unfortunate experiences for a dog to go through. Although some cases are treatable, it is a deadly disease that is easily avoidable with proper preventative care. Depending on the chosen prevention, it can not only save you money- heartworm treatment can be VERY pricey- but it can also save your dog a lot of pain and heartache (literally.) Here, we will talk about what heartworm is and the best ways to prevent your pup from suffering the torment that it can cause. What is heartworm? Heartworm is a nasty little roundworm…
Mar 13
What is catnip and how do you use it?
13 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
What is catnip and how do you use it? If you are a cat parent, chances are- you have heard of catnip. If you haven’t heard of it, you came to the right spot. In this post, we are going to talk about what catnip is and what it does for your feline friend. Only 60-70% of cats can be affected by catnip. If you are the lucky owner of a catnip friendly kitty, you are in for a real observational treat. What is catnip? Catnip is a naturally occurring herb that contains Nepetalactone. This organic compound is a natural…
Mar 6
Conquering Pet odors in your home
6 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Have a nice smelling home- even with pets! Even though we LOVE animals, it’s an obvious fact that pets can bring some interesting odors. Unfortunately, some of the odors aren’t always pleasant ones.  Whether it be from a litter box or an accident on the carpet, pet smells can have a negative effect on the ambiance of a home. Here, we will take a look at a few quick tips for guaranteeing a better smelling home. Cleaning up an accident… Unfortunately, accidents happen. It is important to clean a mess correctly the first time to ensure that smells aren’t left…
Feb 22
Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
22 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you are a dog owner, you have probably stumbled across or considered the idea of brushing your dog’s teeth. Whether your dog's teeth are already in need, or you just want to start the healthy habit, having a regular brushing routine can be extremely beneficial to your dog’s health. Periodontal disease occurs very frequently in dogs and it can unfortunately have some scary consequences. From bad breath to tooth decay, implementing a brushing routine can cut down on the risks from unhealthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, it is never too late to start and you can help your furry…
Feb 16
Riding In Cars With Dogs
16 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you are like most animal lovers, you have probably had a time where you wanted your furry friend to take a car ride with you. Maybe to the dog park or just to get a coffee for the day- whatever the occasion, it is important to make sure your doggy travels safely. Perhaps you have a calm riding lap dog or you have a wild back seat partner- either way, we are here to share some important tips for driving safely with your doggy pal. Seatbelts and/or Harnesses For pet owners that travel with their dogs frequently, it is…
Feb 8
It’s Getting Warm! Don’t Let Your Cat Get Dehydrated!
8 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Whether you’re an Arizona Native or just a visitor- you are probably familiar with the warm weather that occurs in this beautiful desert state. Whether we like it or not, it tends to warm up quickly in the valley. That being the case, it is important to make sure your pets are receiving proper hydration. Cats can be very prone to hydration issues. Here, we will take a look at why proper hydration is important while also exploring the best ways to ensure they are receiving the right amount of daily water intake. Why is hydration so important to felines?…
Feb 1
Dog Coughing and Gagging 101
1 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Just like humans, dogs sometimes experience a coughing or gagging spell. You don’t have much to worry about if your dog is only coughing periodically and not persistently. It could be caused by a tickle in the throat, or eating and drinking too fast. But as a pet parent, it can be somewhat disturbing when the coughing becomes more frequent or severe- especially when we don’t understand what is causing it. If you notice that your dog is experiencing frequent coughing or gagging uncontrollably, this may be a cause for concern. Take note of the type of sound they are…
Jan 25
Did you know that these foods are dangerous for dogs?
25 Jan, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
As a dog parent, one of the hardest things to avoid is the desire to share your tasty human food with your beloved furbaby. We all know and recognize the sad face of a doggy who really wants to taste test a yummy meal. While some human snacks are safe in small doses, other ones could be downright dangerous! It is useful to know which are the ones to avoid. Grapes Surprisingly, grapes are amongst the most dangerous foods for dogs. They tend to affect certain dogs more than others. Unfortunately, grapes can lead to kidney failure and even death.…
Jan 16
Ways To Naturally Calm Your Pet
16 Jan, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice. Posted By: swvetsurgery
There may come a time in your pet’s life when they begin to experience some form of anxiety or stress. It could be a result from a change in their routine, exposure to noise, or even an illness or pain of some sort. No loving pet owner likes to see their pet experience stress or anxiety. Of course, it is important to consult your veterinarian to be certain that the stress or anxiety isn’t being caused by a serious medical or behavioral condition. But once your vet verifies that it isn’t a major medical issue, why not try out some…