As not all dog breeds are created equal, let's take a closer look at which dog breeds are particularly suited for the little ones.
How Do You Know When It's Time to Euthanize a Pet
Deciding to put your pet down is an incredibly difficult decision to make. Dr. Andy Roark offers advice on when to euthanize a pet and what's best for them.
10 Healthies Dog Breeds
All dogs can have health problems, but some breeds are less predisposed. Here is a list of 10 of the healthiest dog breeds Australian Cattle Dogs: Also known as the world’s oldest living dog. Basenji: They literally have no bark but these terriers make excellent pets in excellent health. Beagle: Sweet and energetic dogs and overall a very healthy breed. Belgian Malinois: Belgian Malinoise..Malinwa? Ok, I can pronounce it but these guys are known as the most versatile working dogs in the world.…
The 20 Hottest Dog Breeds
We scoured Vetstreet's data to determine the hottest dog breeds of the past decade. The results yielded some fun surprises. Is your favorite breed on the list?
13 Friendly Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed
Dogs are great. Dog hair? Not so great, especially when it’s, y’know, all over everything you own. But hey, guess what? There do exist a number of friendly dog breeds that don’t shed — or at least, that shed very minimally. What’s more, a lot of…
What is an Emergency?
You think your pet is sick or acting oddly. Should you bring your pet in, or should you wait until morning to see your regular veterinarian? Is something really wrong, or will it pass? These are questions that Emergency Pet Care gets all the time You know your pet better than we do. If you are concerned enough to call, your pet should probably be seen. We make no attempt to diagnose or treat over the phone. But we will tell you if…
Dr. Melissa Webster of Tampa Veterinary Hospital shares Holiday Tips for Pets
Dr. Melissa Webster of Tampa Veterinary Hospital shares Holiday Tips for Pets, Pet Safety, Pet Health, Diet, Exercise, and Flea & Tick Control during the Win...
Tips for Flying with Your Pets
Nowadays, more than ever, pet parents are choosing to travel with their pets rather than leaving them at home with a pet-sitter or boarding them. Just like traveling in your car, flying with your pet comes with a number of precautions and considerations you should keep in mind.If flying with your pet is something you may be considering, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has a few handy tips to help ensure that you and your pet to have a safe and…
What are you feeding your pets?
Not all pet food is created equally and it can be hard to tell what's really good for your pet when big companies have great marketing teams. So we recommend you check out Dog Food Advisor. The Dog Food Advisor is a public service website designed to help you make a more informed decision when buying dog food (Cat Food Advisor coming soon). Along with being a great place to research pet foods, you can also get food and treat recall alerts automatically…
What not to feed your pet this Thanksgiving?
An annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal, Thanksgiving is the holiday that commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621. It is widely celebrated in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second
Tips for Traveling Safely with Your Pets
Find out more about preparing and packing for a pet friendly road trip this summer at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital. If you have more questions about veterinary pet care in Winston-Salem, contact us today!
When should I spay or neuter my pet?
It used to be common practice to spay and neuter young pets as soon as it was safe as part of the battle against pet overpopulation, and...
How to Spring Clean Your Pet
Clean your crates and carriers. It is recommended that you clean crates and carriers once a week if they are used regularly. But if you only use them for a trip to the vet then you may need to clean them less frequently. Use warm soapy water, dishwasher detergent is perfect. Using disinfectant can be hard on your pets sinuses and if you need to use bleach then use a mix of 1 oz to 1 quart of water then rinse and air…
10 Things You Should Know About How Much to Feed Your Pet
"How much should I feed my dog?” That's one of the top questions clients ask Vetstreet's Dr. Patty Khuly. She offers her top 10 rules for the proper feeding of your pet.
Here's why you should spay or neuter your pet.
How much are you really feeding your pets?
Ever wonder how much pet food is really in a scoop? Watch my video, where I measure a bowl of food, medium scoop and small scoop. The results will surprise y...
Understanding Pet Allergies: How To Help Your Pet
Contrary to this week’s weather forecast, spring has arrived and, since we’ve been hit hard by freezing arctic blasts this (long, dreadful) winter, your four-legged friend is likely ready to hit the yard, dog park, or any sunny patch near an open window. This frenzied anticipation for all things warm and delightful can change quickly …
Illegal Pets: What Reptiles Can Not Be Kept as Pets
Have you ever heard of someone owning an exotic animal, like a tiger or an alligator? That might seem thrilling and kind of cool, but did you know that it’s probably illegal? Exotic pet laws vary from state to state, so they may be drastically different depending on where you live. For example, you can …
How to Care for Pet Rabbits
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rabbits make good pets -- in the right home. People typically adopt rabbits around Easter time, and by July they realize they're not quite the pet they thought they would be. So in July shelters tend to see an influx of rabbits needing new homes. That's why July is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month.
Pets and Cars: What's Safe?
If your dog rides with his head out the window, don’t miss this blog.