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Is Toilet Training Cats the Wave of the Future?

toilet training catsWhen the self-cleaning automatic litter box hit the market, most cat owners rejoiced. The price tag, unfortunately, isn’t for everyone. Even without scooping the litter yourself, you still have to remove it from the container, clean the box regularly, refill it with new litter, and sweep up the area on a daily basis.

What if there was a way to cut down on all those chores? Cats still have to go to the bathroom, but what if they actually, you know, used the toilet? Yes, indeed, toilet training cats is a real thing, and it could be what you’ve been waiting for.

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Canine Influenza

Canine InfluenzaDuring the winter, we typically think of cozying up by the fire, cooking warm and comforting foods, and…preventing the flu from visiting our homes and workplaces. But did you know our dogs can also get a form of the flu? Although it’s not at all related to the human flu and it’s not seasonal, the canine influenza virus is a growing threat to the health of our dogs.

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The Four Stages of Pet Periodontal Disease

There are many stages of preparing for an exam, dealing with grief, and healing injuries. With the right approach and a good deal of research, each level can be dealt with and even conquered. The four stages of pet periodontal disease works a little differently. Instead of getting better, the symptoms get worse as the stages increase. We always work toward prevention, but once a pet reaches the first stage of the disease, it’s time to act quickly.

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The Principles of Pet Bird Care

pet bird careThere’s no doubt that pet birds can make a wonderful addition to a home and family. Curious, alert, and intelligent, birds are truly a delight to observe and interact with. Proper pet bird care, while simple, is absolutely critical to the continuing physical and mental health of our avian friends.

Follow our tips to enjoy a long and rewarding relationship with your feathered BFF.

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The Big Freeze: What is Pet Cryosurgery?

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What is Cryosurgery?

Have you heard of cryosurgery? This somewhat strange word, perhaps better termed cryotherapy – since no actual cutting takes place, means the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. It has been used for over 200 years, and in humans is used to treat many different types of cancer, skin conditions and tumors, and hemorrhoids. In pets, there are many uses as well. Our team at Hanford Veterinary Hospital is proud to now offer pet cryosurgery as a complement to our surgical services.

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Fit or Flabby? A Primer on Pet Obesity

Many pet owners are often surprised to learn that a pet is overweight or obese, but even a small weight gain doesn’t happen overnight.

Overfeeding is the leading contributor to an unhealthy weight, but it’s equally important to offer the right combination of nutrients along with daily exercise. Putting looks aside, pet obesity can have damaging results to an animal’s overall wellness, quality of life, and longevity.

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A Unique Bond: All About K9 Officers And Police Dogs

K9 officersHumans have relied on dogs for a wide variety of jobs and duties throughout the over 10,000 years of history we share. Dogs have served critical functions in our society such as hunting, herding, guarding, guiding, and more. In our modern times, the police dog embodies all of the wonderful qualities of service, protection, and loyalty that make dogs so special to humans.

K9 officers are in a unique position among a police force. Not only are they required to fulfill their duties as officers of the law, they work in close partnership with a member of a different species to accomplish this. How they are trained and what goes into this partnership is the perfect example of how closely connected humans and canines have become, and how much we need and rely on each other.

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The Long View: How You Can Extend Your Pet’s Lifespan

The impact pets have on our lives is huge, but did you know we have an equally powerful influence on our pet’s lives? To be sure, the extent of a pet’s wellness is not accidental, and the amount of time and energy directed towards wellness has long term results. In other words, your pet’s lifespan has a lot to do with how you care for him or her.
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Pet Liver Problems Demystified

The liver is an important organ , whether you have four legs or two. This essential component of our day to day functioning resides in the front of the abdomen, surrounding the stomach. It has many essential functions, including removing toxins, storing several important vitamins and minerals, regulating blood sugar, and synthesizing several important proteins.

When the liver is in trouble, things can go south quickly. Because the body relies on this organ for so many vital tasks, a liver that is not up to par affects our patients tremendously. Unfortunately, pet liver problems are quite common. Hanford Veterinary Hospital feels that proactive and early action is essential when it comes to maintaining your pet’s hepatic health, and what better way to start than learning a little about the trouble that can occur in this amazing organ.

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Making a Splash With Pet Water Safety

pet water safetyWhether it’s surf time or pool time, any situation involving water requires keeping a close watch on your four-legged swimming buddy. With warmer than average temperatures this season, swimming, boating, and relaxing by the water seem to be perfect activities for the entire family. So, of course, you’ll want to include furry family members, as well!

To stay cool and enjoy the waves, the team at Hanford has compiled some tips and recommendations for pet water safety to keep everyone splash happy this summer.

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