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Do Pets Mourn the Loss of Another Household Pet?

Losing a beloved pet is devastating for people, and this loss can be just as upsetting to other animals in the household. Pet grief is somewhat of a mystery, and the subject of grief among animals has been the focus of many researchers for decades. From the heartbreaking image of a dog lying down in [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:03+00:00March 21st, 2017|Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Do Pets Mourn the Loss of Another Household Pet?

Gone but Not Forgotten: Understanding Pet Grief

The loss of a loved one is arguably one of the most difficult parts of the human experience, and for many pets it can be just as earth-shattering. Unlike humans, who have words to express our complex emotions, pets aren’t able to share with us how they are feeling or reacting, and it can be [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:06+00:00February 18th, 2017|You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Gone but Not Forgotten: Understanding Pet Grief

Why is My Cat Licking the Carpet?

Quirky, eccentric, obsessive, adorable… Call it what you will, but our feline friends can be a little strange sometimes. We could probably write a novel on why cats do the things that they do, but for now, we are going to concentrate on one idiosyncratic behavior shared amongst the kitty population. Join us as Billings [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:09+00:00January 23rd, 2017|The Cat's Meow|Comments Off on Why is My Cat Licking the Carpet?

The Countdown: Billings Animal Family Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2016

As we prepare to bid farewell to another amazing year, we would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Billings Animal Family Hospital. We are honored to have partnered with you and your family in providing the best care possible for your beloved pets. Thank you! We hope you have found our [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:12+00:00December 20th, 2016|Billings Animal Family Hospital News, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on The Countdown: Billings Animal Family Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2016

‘Tis the Season: Great Gifts for Pet Owners

We all know and love someone who collects…something. Not surprisingly, pet owners have a special knack for accumulating items that pay homage to their favorite pet. Over the years, these collections grow until the entire house is full of chicken knick-knacks, Boston terrier throw pillows, Macaw figurines, and photographs of cats getting into trouble. It [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:15+00:00December 9th, 2016|Pet-Friendly Holidays|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season: Great Gifts for Pet Owners

No Place Like Home: Holiday Pet Safety

First, allow us to wish you and your family a happy holiday season! Your to-do list is probably overflowing, but hopefully, you’re able to sneak in some quality time with your best furry friend. After all, without extra time and attention, your pet could easily find – or fall into – trouble. Don’t worry, with [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:17+00:00November 21st, 2016|Exercise Nutrition & Obesity, Pet-Friendly Holidays|Comments Off on No Place Like Home: Holiday Pet Safety

Safe, Healthy, and Delicious Holiday Foods for Pets

Let’s face it, food is a big deal, and even more so during the holiday season when there are endless opportunities for feasting with family and friends (or on the couch while watching football). For many families, a holiday gathering wouldn’t be complete without allowing Fido or Fluffy to sample the holiday edibles. Although we [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:19+00:00November 8th, 2016|Pet-Friendly Holidays|Comments Off on Safe, Healthy, and Delicious Holiday Foods for Pets

Use It or Lose It: Why Senior Pet Exercise Matters

Thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine and increased owner involvement, our pets are living longer than ever. As a result, senior pet care has become more and more important. Although some pets may still run, jump, and behave like a young pup or kitten, what happens when an older pet starts to slow down? It [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:21+00:00October 24th, 2016|Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Use It or Lose It: Why Senior Pet Exercise Matters

Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

As pets age, their nutritional needs will change. Just as a puppy or kitten requires a special diet for rapid growth, a senior pet diet may also need to factor in certain health and lifestyle changes. Typically, many senior pets struggle with weight gain due, in part, to their inability to exercise as much as [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:23+00:00October 10th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness

Just like us, pets develop health problems as they age. It’s hard to admit (or even recognize), but modern veterinary medicine and regular at-home care can go a long way to improving and extending the lives of senior pets. The Timeline Senior pets are generally considered geriatric at 7 years old. As your pet ages, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:25+00:00September 26th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness
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