Fleas in Pets: How to Detect, Treat, and Prevent

By |2019-07-23T17:28:53+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

The flea is a tiny, wingless, blood-sucking parasite that requires a warm-blooded host, such as a dog, a cat, or even a human—but don’t worry, because most fleas choose the warm, protective environment of an animal’s fur. The species most commonly found in dogs and cats is the Ctenocephalides felis. Fleas prefer an ambient temperature [...]

The Benefits of an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital

By |2019-06-20T16:48:51+00:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization providing accreditation to companion animal practices in the United States and Canada. Unlike human hospitals, animal hospitals do not need accreditation or to be held to strict professional standards to be in business, although most veterinary hospitals engage in best-medicine practices because of their code [...]

Is Your Pet Suffering from Osteoarthritis?

By |2019-05-17T01:48:58+00:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As the most common form of arthritis in pets, osteoarthritis (OA) affects 25% of dogs. OA is often used interchangeably with arthritis, but it’s more complex than arthritis, which is simple joint inflammation. With OA, the cartilage in one or more joints slowly degenerates, accompanied by thickening and overgrowth of nearby bone. As the protective [...]

What is Your Pet Trying to Tell You? A Guide to Animal Body Language

By |2019-04-10T15:19:14+00:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Animals vocalize by barking, growling, hissing, and meowing, but body language is their main form of communication. Because we don’t speak the same language as our furry friends, it’s often a challenge to decipher what they are trying to say. Pick up on clues your pet sends with her ears, eyes, tail, and posture, and [...]

Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Exotic Pet Ownership

By |2019-02-25T17:27:56+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Owning an exotic pet can be a rewarding experience that affords family members the opportunity to learn about new and different species. Caring for a rabbit or lizard, however, is much different than walking a dog. Here are tips on caring for some common exotic pets. Rabbits If you’re looking for a cuddly exotic pet, [...]

The Lebanon Animal Hospital Promise: Reducing Your Pet’s Stress

By |2019-01-24T01:28:12+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fear, anxiety, and stress are not only unpleasant, they have real effects on your pet’s health. Our hospital’s goal is to make your loving companion’s visit as low-stress as possible. Less stress for your pet means less stress for you, and that means everyone has a more positive experience.   Why is stress bad for [...]

In the Loop: New Medications Offered at Lebanon Animal Hospital

By |2018-11-29T01:15:26+00:00November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We can’t help it—we become giddy with excitement when new, innovative products hit the market. Geeking out and reading all about the studies and research on the most recent products to hit the market fills us with joy. We know that making solid, research-based decisions on which products to use in our hospital will help [...]

High-Tech Upgrades: New Equipment to Care for Your Pet

By |2019-01-09T06:08:26+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Here at Lebanon Animal Hospital, we’re learning new skills on the most up-to-date technology and equipment to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Check out all the neat new tricks we have up our sleeves, offering top-notch diagnostic testing for your furry [...]

Bite Alert: Reading Your Pet’s Warning Signs

By |2018-08-30T01:49:14+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Pets and children can be the best of friends while growing up together, but sometimes what seems like fun playtime from the child’s perspective can be uncomfortable for the pet and can lead to potentially dire consequences. We’ve all seen the adorable pictures: cats dressed up in baby clothes and being pushed around in strollers, [...]

Keeping Kitties Cool: Preventing Heatstroke in Cats

By |2018-08-01T13:43:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Even though the dog days of summer may be upon us, our feline friends also need special summertime care to prevent heat exhaustion. Kitties tend to be a little more sensible than dogs when it comes to summertime safety. (Ever see an exuberant Lab know when to quit on a scorching day?) Games of fetch, [...]

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