An Owner’s Guide to Canine Surgical Procedures

Happy dog after canine surgical procedure.

Almost all pets will undergo surgery at some point in their lifespan. While anytime surgery happens it can be a little stress-inducing, understanding canine surgical procedures can help put pet owners a little more at ease. New Haven Pet Hospital would love to share a little about dog surgery and common canine surgical procedures at our facility. 

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No Scoop Poop: Dog Diarrhea

Dog with upset stomach.

There are lots of great things that come with owning a dog. Doggy diarrhea is not one of them. While a not-so-normal bowel movement is bound to happen from time to time, there definitely can be some episodes of digestive dysfunction in pets that are worrisome. How is the dog owner to know when to worry then? New Haven Pet Hospital is here to help clear the air when it comes to dog diarrhea.

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Is Your Home Decor Pet-Friendly?

Pet in holiday lights.

Decorating your living space is part of what gives it personality, and helps it feel like a home. Some of the most popular home decor items can pose a threat to your pets, however. The team at New Haven Pet Hospital wants you and your pets to relax in safety and comfort in your home, and to avoid harm or an accidental pet poisoning. We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most pet-friendly decor. 

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Pet Safety: How to Prevent Common House Accidents

Pet safety.

When creating a home that is welcoming and comfortable for both you and your furry friends, it’s important to keep pet safety top of mind. Many household items that we take for granted can pose serious health hazards to our cats and dogs. Thankfully, with increased awareness of these risks and a little pre-planning, you can protect your pets from many common household accidents and injuries

To get you started, your friends at New Haven Pet Hospital have put together this room-by-room guide to pet safety: 

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Veterinarian Advice: Safe Usages of Coconut Oil for Dogs

Coconut oil for dogs.

Coconut oil has become the go-to edible and topical superhero of health and beauty buffs hoping to burn fat, boost their energy and condition their hair and skin. Can our canine companions reap some of these same benefits?

In a (coco)nutshell, yes! But prior to adding coconut oil or any new supplement to your dog’s pet wellness regimen, check with your veterinarian at New Haven Pet Hospital for more insight on how (and if) coconut oil could benefit your individual dog.  

In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a few pointers regarding coconut oil and how it might help your dog.

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Safely Storing Common Pet Toxins

An orange cat looks down from the top of a cabinet.

Dangerous chemicals are all around us, including in our own homes. From cleaning products to automotive fluids to lawn and garden treatments, the variety of chemicals in our immediate environment can be staggering. 

Taking a sniff or a taste of one of these products isn’t something we can imagine, but many pets find hazardous household chemicals interesting enough to sample. Unless we are willing to switch over to all eco-friendly/pet-safe products, our furry friends will be at risk. Proper storage of pet toxins is key when it comes to keeping the four-legged members of our families safe from harm.

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Sound the Alarm: All About Pet Fire Safety

A bulldog looking up at the camera

More than 500,000 household fires occur annually and over 1,000 of those are caused by curious pets. This is why there is a day devoted to National Pet Fire Safety, on July 15th every year. In observation, the team at New Haven Pet Hospital  would like to offer some important tips for your pet’s safety around fire.

Avoiding the Blaze

Our pets don’t mean to cause trouble, but accidents can and do happen, especially when pets are home alone. Here are a few essential tips for pet fire safety:

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A Fresh, Clean House: Spring Cleaning for Pet Owners

A goofy dog covering its eyes

Owning pets and having a spotless house are not mutually exclusive, but having a fresh, clean house can feel like a lofty goal when wagging tails, muddy paws, and slurping tongues are involved.

Don’t worry though, you’ve got this! To help, we’ve prepared a ready-made list on how spring cleaning for pet owners can be easily achieved – and maybe even enjoyed by all members of the house!

With Pets In Mind

Of course, pets don’t know the extent of their effect on your household. They don’t necessarily know that their paws tracked dirt, mud, litter, fur, or other debris throughout the house.

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Know the Signs and Stop Animal Cruelty In It’s Tracks

A bulldog playing in the grass

For people who absolutely love animals, it’s tragic to hear about cases of animal cruelty. A great deal of research, education and intervention has been at the forefront of preventing neglect and abuse, but there is still much to be done.

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and to aid in the fight we’ve got some tips on how to spot – and stop – animal cruelty. 

Animal Welfare Counts

As a responsible citizen, you may feel absolutely compelled to get involved when you witness signs of animal cruelty. However, you should never compromise your own safety in this virtuous fight.

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Cold Weather Pet Care Tips for the Change of Seasons

Cold weather pet care is no joke!

Cooler weather is finally upon us, and before we know it winter will be here. In Indiana the seasons can change quickly, and being prepared is essential. Just as you may be investing in a new pair of snow boots and adding a little extra insulation to your home, there are some things that you can do to help your four-legged family members weather the season as well.

New Haven Pet Hospital knows how important attention to cold weather pet care is for the health and safety of our animal friends. Keep reading to ensure that the whole family, fur or not, is ready for the change of seasons.

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