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5 Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

5 Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

With the summer season quickly approaching, you're more likely to be venturing outside with your beloved pets. Allergens will be more prevalent, and yes, even your pet can be particularly susceptible to those pesky allergy symptoms. Here are five key signs to look out...

Why Senior Pets Make the Best Pets

Why Senior Pets Make the Best Pets

They may be older, but senior pets still have so much love to give! In their golden years, older pets can be the perfect companion for many. Our team at Chathams Small Animal Hospital has put together five reasons to consider adopting a senior pet. There are a lot of...

Safe Chew Toys For Your Pet

Safe Chew Toys For Your Pet

Whenever you leave your home, you want to make sure that your fur baby stays entertained. What better way than with a chew toy? But keep in mind that some chews can wreak havoc on your pet’s teeth and gastrointestinal tract, and may also be a choking hazard. Our...

5 Common Heartworm Myths

5 Common Heartworm Myths

Heartworm disease can be a confusing topic! Join our team as we debunk common heartworm myths to help pet owners understand the importance of year-round prevention.  Myth: Heartworm disease is not a serious concern Truth: Heartworm disease can be fatal if left...

My Pet Ate a Poison. What Do I Do?

My Pet Ate a Poison. What Do I Do?

Pets can get into all sorts of things they shouldn't have. Do you know what to do if your furry friend has ingested or been exposed to a potentially toxic substance? Don't panic! The team at Chathams Small Animal Hospital put together these step-by-step instructions...

5 Signs Your Pet Has Seasonal Allergies

Common Garden Items Toxic to Pets

As we enter Spring, you may be excited to grab the gardening gloves and watering can. But, if your pets also plan on joining you, you'll want to know about these common garden toxins.   Pesticides and insecticides — Watch for pesticides or insecticides that...

Are My Cat’s Hairballs Normal?

Are My Cat’s Hairballs Normal?

If you are a cat owner, then chances are you are familiar with hairballs. Depending on your cat’s hair coat length, you may encounter hairballs with such regular frequency that you become worried about their health. Our team is going to answer some of the most...

Your Pet’s Neuter Surgery

Your Pet’s Neuter Surgery

If your pet's neuter surgery is going to be your first postoperative experience, you may find yourself asking lots of questions about the procedure. Our team here at Chathams Small Animal Hospital wants to help you understand the surgery in five simple steps.  ...

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

When you take your pup on a stroll around North Chatham, do they lunge and bark at every living thing? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, making your daily walk less than pleasant. Dogs who react this way to...

What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

Although you know you should spay your female pet to prevent a host of medical and behavior issues, as well as unwanted puppies, you may not know what exactly happens during a spay surgery. Since World Spay Day—February 23—is approaching, let’s explain the procedure,...

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