5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy During the Pandemic

By |2020-05-06T17:13:15+00:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

While the family is cooped up at home, your day looks nothing like your normal routine, and everyone is likely feeling the effects, including your pet. Between homeschooling the kids, connecting to Zoom meetings, and making homemade masks out of bandanas, you can easily forget about your furry pal’s needs. But, she’s feeling the strain [...]

Signs of Cancer in Pets

By |2019-12-05T18:35:18+00:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Pets are diagnosed with cancer at roughly the same rate as people, so many animal lovers will likely experience the terrible heartbreak of losing a beloved companion to this dreadful disease. As in humans, many cancer types occur in pets. Cancer is not always a death sentence, however; if caught early enough, some cancers can [...]

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 [...]

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