Hello Humans! William and Harry asked me, their next of cat kin, to write today’s article because of my greater experience in the subject. You see, at almost thirteen, I’ve left many a wet, slimy, soggy, black hairball on the floor of my mom’s living room but those two youngsters haven’t hacked up their first ball of orange fluff yet. Mom tells me that in short haired cats, its pretty typical for us to not have our first hairball until middle age.
Annie here and I would like to tell you about a great event sponsored by Stow Kent Animal Hospital who partnered with the Portage Animal Protective League to help place homeless animals in loving homes. They held their second annual adoption event which was called Loved is in Bloom. They were blessed with sunny skies and 75 degrees. The event was held from 12pm to 4pm at Stow Kent. Dr. Brooks was available for consults and to answer questions that potential families may have had. There were both dogs and cats at the event that were looking for forever homes. The dogs got to mingle with one another, go on long walks with the Stow Kent staff and APL volunteers, they received lots of treats and love. Some dogs even took a swim in the duck pond. Continue reading
Annie here and I would like to share an interview that I had with one of my angels and hero’s who helped me in my personal journey and road to recovery. Kathy from the Portage Animal Protective League answered the call when I was need of medical attention. She worked with the doctors and staff at Stow Kent Animal Hospital and was sure to meet all of my needs and she treated me with love, kindness and patience. Kathy does this for countless animals every year. Continue reading
One of the scariest things that can happen to a pet owner is when their pet gets lost or goes missing. It can happen quickly and very easily. Once the realization that you’re pet has gone missing sets in it can be absolutely terrifying. Annie here and I would like to talk about a way that can help bring your dog or cat home to you a lot faster, by microchiping. Continue reading
When it comes to taking your dog(s) for a walk the question “who’s walking who” often comes to mind. At the animal hospital we see many owners who are often walked/dragged into or out of the front door by their furry companions-both big and small! Our friends Kiba, Mya and Spencer who are the furry family members of one of our veterinarians, Dr. Vega used to struggle with this very problem as all three dogs would pull him around on walks. Being dragged around by your pet can make a nice leisurely walk not very enjoyable as he and many other frustrated dog owners have experienced. In honor of this often frustrating “who’s walking who” scenario Kiba would like to tell everyone a little bit about what Her dad did to make their walks more enjoyable! We will turn the floor over to her… Continue reading
Harry and William here and we would like to talk about enrichment for cats that spend the majority of their time or all of their time indoors. While we love laying in a sunny spot on the comfy couch for the majority of our time we still need to play too! As you know not all cats are the same and our personalities can vary dramatically along with our needs. Living in a cat friendly home and having appropriate outlets will also help us to live a happy, healthy life and help us to maintain a healthy weight. Some cats get into trouble for inappropriate behavior such as scratching the furniture but to us this wasn’t a personal attack toward you, we just have the desire to scratch which is something that we would do in the wild. So now we would like to give you some great ideas to make your home cat friendly and make our lives exciting. Continue reading
Annie here again, you recently read about my head to tail exam and in that blog I mentioned the importance of my annual vaccines. The doctor and my family discussed my risk factors that come from my active life style and therefore I received my DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies, and Lyme boosters. The vaccines that you and your doctor may choose are right for your pet may be different than the ones I required. Now I would like to turn the floor over to Dr. Blakenship and he will try to help you better understand the most common vaccines that are available to your pet. Continue reading