Pet Care Blog

Great information about caring for your pet dog or cat. From pet grooming to veterinary health concerns, we hope you enjoy our on-going articles and make Independence Pet Hospital your pet advice resource. When in doubt, we encourage you to contact our local Monroe Ohio Veterinarian for advice.

fourth of July
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Fourth of July Tips for Pets

Every year while we celebrate America’s birthday, it is often a noisy and stressful holiday time for pets due to loud noises and fireworks. Here are a couple tips to keep your pet safe during a highly anxious time for them that is the fourth of July. 1.Exercise your pet during the day Make sure to enjoy outside time with

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heatstrokes
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Summer Pet Safety: Heatstrokes 101

Summertime is full of fun in the sun, but as we all know too much sun and heat can quickly cause problems such as dehydration and heatstrokes. Our pets are also subject to these risks of heatstroke and heat exhaustion during the summer season, so it is important to be aware of how to keep your pet safe so they

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scratching
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My Pet Keeps Scratching!

We are continually hearing comments from our clients right now such as, “My cat is constantly scratching his face” OR “My dog is chewing his paws and it keeps me up at night!” In order to figure out the cause of a pet’s itch, we have to review some common causes of why your pet could be scratching. Pet Allergies

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dog's bad breath
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How to Deal with your Cat or Dog’s Bad Breath

We all know pet owners love to cuddle with their cat or dog. When we want to be close with our pet, a cat or dog’s bad breath is something that can make any owner certainly gag! Even though your pet may think you appreciate a big wet kiss, if they have a bad odor coming from their mouth, that

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grooming
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Preparing A Dog For Grooming

Desensitizing your pet to being handled and touched is important to ensure that your pet isn’t afraid of getting groomed or being examined by a veterinarian. If you own a breed that will require regular grooming, you should start to desensitize them as a young puppy to prepare them for grooming appointments. It’s important that your dog get used to

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Outdoor Pets
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Concerns For Outdoor Pets

For some animals, nothing compares to fresh air and a big grassy lawn. A lot of pet owners have legitimate concerns about their outdoor pets. Do you feel guilty about depriving their pets of the great outdoors? We sometimes will go to extreme measures to get our furbabies that simple pleasure of being outside from elaborate fencing to leashes. For

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Veterinary Pet Exams
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Are Yearly Pet Exams Necessary?

You might already guess that we can’t help but be biased on this matter, but hear us out. It’s not that uncommon for pet owners to forget to bring them in for their yearly pet exams. If the pet’s health hasn’t changed, you currently lack the funds, and/or it stresses the animal out, why worry about it? We will give

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