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Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care Q&A with Dr. Aty Puentes

Dr. Aty Puentes joined the Heart + Paw team in fall 2022. Throughout her 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine, she has developed a love and passion for senior pets and palliative care.  Senior...
dog itching

Dog Itching: 6 Possible Causes and How to Provide Relief

Does your dog seem to be itchy more often than not? Are you concerned that their itchiness is leading to a pattern of obsessive scratching? What should you do for a dog who is itching...
can dogs get poison ivy

Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

Have you ever wondered whether your dog is at risk of poison ivy rashes? Do you spend a lot of time outdoors in the woods, hiking or camping with your canine companion? How common is...
dog daycare

6 Benefits of Taking Your Dog to Daycare

As a dog owner, you may have considered dog daycare for your canine companion. But is it worthwhile to take your pet to daycare? Can your dog really get any benefits from this experience? How...
cat allergies

Is it Possible for Cats to Have Allergies?

Are you a cat owner? Do you sometimes notice your cat sneezing, coughing, or showing other signs that they might be dealing with allergies? Have you ever wondered whether cats can really have allergies at...
dog being groomed

Why Going to a Professional Dog Groomer is Worth It

Do you have a dog who needs to be regularly groomed? Are you wondering whether it’s worthwhile to take them to a groomer? Are you unsure you can manage your dog’s grooming needs on your...
dog temperature

What is a Normal Temperature for Dogs?

If you have a dog, you may realize that they typically stay warmer than you do. When you touch your pet, they may feel warm, and this can be a cause for concern. You might...
heart murmurs in cats

What to Know About Heart Murmurs in Cats

Does your cat have a heart murmur, or are you concerned that they might? What does a heart murmur mean for cats, and is it a life-threatening condition? If you are a cat owner dealing...
dog snoring

Is it Normal That My Dog Snores?

Do you have a dog who seems to snore a lot? Is this normal, or is it something you should be worried about? Have you ever stopped to consider whether your dog’s snoring could be...
can dogs get skin cancer

Can Dogs Get Skin Cancer?

As a dog owner, you know how important it is for you to stay on top of potential health risks and hazards for your pet. But did you know that skin cancer is a potential...
dog potty training

6 Tips for Potty Training Your Dog

Do you have a dog, or are you planning to get one soon? Are you concerned about potty training and looking for some simple solutions to help you get started? If this sounds like you,...
cat-purring

What is My Cat Telling Me When They Purr?

When you own a cat, you may find yourself picking up on their body language and feline communication habits quickly. Cats use a wide variety of different methods to tell their human family members how...