Laser Therapy for Pets

iStock_000014701170_MediumWhile laser therapy may seem a little cutting-edge for the veterinary world, it is an exciting treatment reality that Billings Animal Family Hospital offers to our pet patients. For those of you that are not familiar with therapeutic laser treatments, we want to help you understand why it’s such an exciting option for your pet’s pain management and wound care.

The Use Laser Therapy for Pets

For many of you, laser therapy may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but it’s actually an effective treatment that is approved by the FDA as a safe and effective modality for pain relief and healing. Continue…

Celebrating Your Pet’s Life

PetLossThe death of a pet is never easy. Even under the best of circumstances – where you know that your pet’s passing has been the culmination of a long and joyous life, and you’ve had ample time to prepare and say your good-byes – letting go of your best friend and constant companion of the time you spent together can seem impossible.

For some pet owners, the loss of a pet is felt as acutely as the loss of a close human friend or family member. And while others may not feel the loss as strongly, it is important to remember that the grief each of us feels is real, and should be honored for what it is. Continue…

Pets & Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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At long last, the Fourth of July has arrived! We love “the Fourth,” and like many of you, love the celebrations it brings: the floats, the friends, the food, and the fireworks.  Unfortunately, while we find the festivities to be fantastic, many forget that it is the worst night of the year for our pets. Continue…

Tips for Proper Pocket Pet Care

 

hamstercare_iStock_000000296889XSmallIf you have a pocket pet (pets such as hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and the like), you have probably come to realize that there is a little more to their care than you originally thought.

These furry little critters are capable of stealing our hearts just as much as any dog or cat, and they look to us in order to ensure that they are properly cared for. Use the following tips to be sure that you are providing the best possible care for your pocket pets. Continue…