For boarding facilities, veterinary clinics, and groomers, it’s important to have a pet-friendly flooringsurface in place. Not only does it minimize damage caused by accidents, but it helps to lessen the anxiety animals often display when they’re away from home. Unfortunately, most urine/scratch-resistant flooring products on the market leave a lot to be desired. Though tile and concrete allow for easy cleanup, these surfaces are slippery and can be hard on little paws. Plus, they’re unsuitable for use in outdoor applications. One alternative that many businesses have started looking into is pet turf. Since artificial grass can be installed virtually anywhere, such products can be used in training spaces, kennel enclosures, examination rooms, and more. As the region’s leading distributor of synthetic grass products, SYNLawn of Northeast Ohio is frequently called upon by establishments in Westlake, Ohio; Avon Lake, Ohio; and the greater Cleveland, Ohio area that want to provide their four-legged visitors with a safer, more comfortable flooring surface. Continue reading →
Many individuals choose to travel with their pets when they go on vacation during the summer months. However, it is important for pet owners to ensure their cat or dog is physically able to travel before setting off on their next adventure. Often, this is done through a general wellness check at a local veterinary facility. Uniontown Veterinary Clinic –located near Akron, Ohio—offers full wellness exams at their local facility at an affordable price. With years of experience in the field, their knowledgeable veterinarians can administer the vaccinations a pet is required to have in order to travel within and outside of the country. If the pet is well enough to travel, a Certificate of Health can be given as these can be required for some forms of travel.
When travelling for work or travelling for vacation, many individuals choose to bring their pet with them rather than leave them at a boarding facility. However, it’s important to ensure that a pet is properly prepared for the trip before departure. One way in which pet owners can ensure their pet is properly prepared for an upcoming trip is with a full wellness check from Belpar Pet Care Centre. Here, their friendly and knowledgeable veterinary staff can examine a cat or dog and determine if they are well enough to travel outside of their Louisville, Green, or Bolivar area residence. They can also help ensure the pet they examine is up to date on necessary vaccinations before travel. A record of vaccinations and a Certificate of Health if the pet is healthy enough to travel can also be given if required or requested.
During the warm months, cats and dogs alike enjoy being outside where they can spend time with their owners or explore their surroundings. Unfortunately, ticks and other pests tend to be lurking in tall grasses and other areas outside where they can be picked up by pets and humans alike. For this reason, it is important for pets to be on a form of tick control to help repel these pests when they come in contact with them. After all, ticks are known to carry harmful diseases that can affect pets and humans alike, making proper prevention important to overall pet wellness. Of these diseases, Lyme disease is one of the most frequently noted diseases that can be carried by ticks.
Over the past few years, black-legged ticks known to carry Lyme disease have increased in population throughout Ohio. As their population has increased, so has the number of Lyme disease cases involving dogs. Although humans, dogs, and other animals can become infected with Lyme disease from the bites of infected ticks, it can’t be transmitted from pet to owner. However, pet owners from Tallmadge, North Canton, Fairlawn, and beyond should still take precautions throughout the year to dissuade these pests from taking a bite out of their pet or any other members of the household. One way in which pet owners can do this is by putting their dog on a form of tick prevention.
Unfortunately, knowing which of the many tick control products on the market designed to assist with overall tick prevention is right for a specific pet isn’t always easy. For this reason, Uniontown Veterinary Clinic encourages pet owners to schedule an appointment for their dog at their local veterinary facility near Green, Ohio. Here, one of their knowledgeable veterinarians can examine the dog and provide their owners with appropriate tick prevention options for them. Many tick control products are available for purchase at Uniontown Veterinary Clinic, making it easier for pet owners to obtain what is needed to help keep their dog tick free and Lyme disease free this year.
Like people, pet’s can develop oral health problems that could impact their overall quality of life. To help combat a series of dental problems cats and dogs face, Belpar Pet Care Centre near North Canton, Ohio offers a variety of different pet dental services to assist in the prevention and treatment of many dental conditions. Of these services, the teeth cleanings for pets they offer are some of the most popular. This is because these services help improve pet oral hygiene while providing one of the knowledgeable veterinarians of Belpar Pet Care Centre the opportunity to inspect for additional dental health issues.
Inappropriate elimination in cats can be difficult to resolve – especially when the cause of the problem is not evident. Although some situations can be resolved easily and in a short duration of time, there are other situations where the issue could go on for months. For pet owners in the Kent area and beyond, this can be a trying time. In fact, inappropriate elimination – also known as FIE—is one of the primary reasons cat owners choose to give their feline up for adoption or have their cat euthanized. However, what may seem like a cat acting out just to act out could actually be caused by stress, a health condition, an unclean litter box, and much more. For this reason and many others, Uniontown Veterinary Clinic near Green encourages cat owners to contact them at the first sign of litter box trouble.
Inappropriate elimination in cats – also known as house soiling and FIE—is a problem that many cat owners in the Louisville area and beyond will face at some point during their cat’s life. Unfortunately, knowing what is causing the issue isn’t always easy to determine. In many cases, FIE results in a cat being relinquished because a pet owner loses patience with the problem. Although it may seem that a cat is eliminating outside of their litter box to be spiteful, there are many reasons why a feline could be acting in this way.
Health problems in cats can often lead to inappropriate elimination throughout a home. For example: if a litter box is located down a flight of steps, an older cat that is suffering from arthritis may find travelling to it painful. For this reason, they may seek another location to eliminate that is not appropriate. To discover what health condition could be causing your cat’s aversion to using their litter box, schedule an appointment for them at Belpar Pet Care Centre in Canton, Ohio.
From the best pet food available on the market to keeping up with a pet’s routine veterinary care, many pet owners in the Fairlawn, Ohio area and beyond strive to provide their cats and dogs with the best care possible. Unfortunately, there is one area regarding a pet’s health that some pet owners overlook: their cat or dog’s teeth. Although cats and dogs may not indulge in sugary treats often associated with tooth decay, they are still susceptible to developing various dental issues—especially as they age. Some of the most common dental related problems pets develop over the years include:
Plaque & Tartar Build-Up
One of the first signs of dental disease in pets –and one of the first signs a cat or dog should be checked for dental disease—is bad breath. To help prevent and combat the dental problems associated with this bad breath, Uniontown Veterinary Clinic –located south of Hudson and east of Wadsworth–offers dental services for pets of varying ages and breeds. As part of these services, one of Uniontown Veterinary Clinic’s local veterinarians can perform an initial oral exam while a pet is awake to better determine the current state of their dental health. For a full pet teeth cleaning and oral exam, anesthesia must be used.
From the time our pets are small to the time they are full grown, we strive to provide them with the best quality of life we can. However, senior pet health and young pet health alike can become compromised by parasites such as fleas and ticks. If left untreated, these parasites can move on to other animals in your Akron, Ohio area home and even try to use you as a meal source! Luckily, there are many products available on the market today that can help keep these pests at bay. Some of these products are even available at Belpar Pet Care Centre near North Canton, Ohio! To determine which product is right for your cat or dog, schedule an appointment with one of Belpar Pet Care Centre’s knowledgeable veterinarians. With their help, you can learn about the many products available to treat fleas and ticks and determine which one would best benefit your pet based on many different factors.