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dog hair loss

My Dog Keeps Losing Hair, Should I Call the Vet?

Is your dog dealing with hair loss? Is this a cause for concern? When should you call the vet if your dog is losing their hair? If you’re a pet owner and you’ve got a...
cat scratching

Why Does My Cat Keep Scratching?

Do you have an itchy cat? Are they scratching themselves almost uncontrollably? What should you do about this problem if it’s happening to your cat? Excessive scratching, licking, or chewing of the skin typically indicates...
how to tell how old your dog is

Here’s How to Know Your Dog’s Age in Human Years

Have you ever wondered how old your dog is in relation to humans? Is it difficult to figure out your dog’s age in human years? What does it really mean to think about “human years”...
dog aggression

Why Is My Dog Being Aggressive?

As a pet owner, you likely recognize how important it is to keep your dog from being aggressive. And of course, no one wants to have an overly aggressive dog in the home, either. But...
happy brachycephalic dog

What Pet Owners Should Know About Brachycephalic Dogs

Have you ever heard of brachycephaly in dogs? Brachycephaly is a serious problem for many dog breeds, and it can lead to a lifetime of complications and difficulties. As a dog owner, it is important...
cat lyme disease

Can Cats Get Lyme Disease?

As a pet owner, you’ve probably heard of Lyme disease before. This disease is a serious threat to dogs, and it can also affect humans in some instances. But is it something you need to...
Cat Boredom

Why Does My Cat Look Bored?

Do you have a cat who looks bored? Is there something you should do to help your cat relieve this boredom and feel better? Is your cat even really bored at all? Many cat owners,...
dog throwing up

My Dog is Throwing Up, Should I Call the Vet?

As a pet owner, it’s normal to worry if your dog is throwing up. Although most of the time, a bout of vomiting is nothing too serious for a dog, this symptom can sometimes indicate...
how to tell if dog has a fever

How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever

Are you worried that your dog might have a fever? Do you know how to tell if this is the case? What’s the best method for checking your dog to determine if they have a...
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...