Posts in Category: Pet Grooming & Style
Hairballs are something that most cat owners accept as part of the territory of living with a cat. After all, they are covered in fur. Equipped with a super-unique tongue that easily lifts dead or loose hair, dirt and debris from their coat, cats strive to be extra-clean all the time. The barbs on the tongue that feel scratchy to us are pointed backwards, making it all but impossible for them not to swallow a mouthful of fur from their coat.
This is all normal feline behavior, but if your cat’s hairballs seem excessive or out of control they may have something else going on.Continue…
When choosing a leash for your pet, not just any leash will do. You have to think about your pet’s safety and how suitable the length, strength, and durability is for them.
There are a wide variety of styles and materials on the market that promise to be the best, but which ones are safest for your pooch?
When you choose a leash and other walking tools for your furry, there are several factors to consider to make for a great leash walking experience.
Since a leash is one of the most used pet tools you’ll need to select, the team at Highway Veterinary Hospital is here to provide some insight into the question, “Which leash is best for my dog?”Continue…
A smelly pet is a common complaint we hear from pet owners. Dogs can stink for a number of reasons, and many of which may be normal. After all, have you ever met a dog who doesn’t smell a little doggie? The odor that is emitted from your dog, though, may be an underlying sign of trouble.
The team at Highway Veterinary Hospital is here to explain the causes and conditions of a smelly dog to help you answer the question, “Why does my dog stink?”
6 Causes of a Stinky Dog
That unmistakable smell when your dog returns from a rainy walk, or when they haven’t had a bath in a few weeks, is something most owners lament. A mix of musk and oil create a bouquet of malodorous odor, not something you want to have on the couch or the bed. But there are some odors that are more than just that doggie aroma.
Here in Maryland, both people and their pets are used to harsh winters. That doesn’t mean that your pet’s paws need to suffer, however. Highway Veterinary Hospital has your back when it comes to protecting pet paws this season. Read on to learn what you can do.
Winter Woes for Furry Feet
The winter weather can wreak havoc on delicate pet paws. When allowing your pet to enjoy the northeastern weather, it is important to be on the lookout for some common problems.
Cold weather catastrophes for furry feet can include:
As a general rule, people brush and floss their teeth about twice a day (or least we’re supposed to). In fact, the act of caring for our teeth and gums is so essential to daily living that we can’t even fathom going a day without it. Animals may not have the same expectations for good-smelling breath and dazzling smiles, but nonetheless, they still benefit from oral health. If you’ve been wondering about pet dental care but weren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. With February being National Pet Dental Health Month, we wanted to give you a good head start on your pet’s dental health for the new year!