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Things That Go Boom: FAQs About Noise Aversion in Pets

Is your pet unsettled by loud noises? Does the vacuum cleaner send them into deep seclusion? Do fireworks spark frantic pet behavior? Can a summer storm trigger a swath of destructive digging and chewing? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, your pet may be suffering from noise aversion, which is an anxiety disorder that [...]

By |2023-06-06T12:43:40+00:00June 6th, 2023|Pet Safety|0 Comments

What to Do if You Find a Tick on Your Pet: 5 Steps

In the spring and summer, ticks are abundant. They pose a huge problem for wildlife and livestock who spend all their time outdoors. Ticks aren’t picky about where they get their meals, gladly feeding on animals and humans. Each time a tick feeds, they can pick up and subsequently transmit multiple serious and life-threatening diseases [...]

By |2023-05-23T04:05:34+00:00May 22nd, 2023|Pet Safety|0 Comments

The Facts Behind Common Misconceptions About Heartworm Disease in Pets

You may think that since you live in Montana you don’t have to worry about heartworms, but the disease is increasingly problematic for pets across the country and can lead to life-threatening consequences for your four-legged friend. Our Billings Animal Family Hospital team wants to protect your pet’s heart and lungs from heartworms, and we [...]

FAQs About Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia commonly affects large-breed dogs, leading to joint dysfunction and pain. If you own or are considering adopting a large-breed dog, you should learn about this concerning condition. Read our Billings Animal Family Hospital team’s answers to frequently asked questions about canine hip dysplasia. Question: What is hip dysplasia in dogs? Answer: The term [...]

By |2023-03-11T19:15:09+00:00March 11th, 2023|For The Dogs|0 Comments

8 Steps of a Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning

Dental disease is common in pets, affecting approximately 80% of dogs and 70% of cats by the time they are 3 years of age. The causative bacteria can result in significant health complications for your pet, and veterinary dental care is necessary to protect their health, and to help extend their life. Our Billings Animal [...]

By |2023-02-13T04:16:33+00:00February 12th, 2023|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

That Lump Looks Suspicious: Does My Pet Have Cancer?

With pets living longer than ever, they are experiencing an increased cancer risk in their golden years. Fortunately, the advancements in veterinary medicine that allow pets to live longer come with cancer diagnosis and treatment  innovations. Cancer is more common in older dogs and cats, but pets of any age can develop cancer, so monitoring [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:05:55+00:00November 13th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

A Pet Owner’s In-Depth Guide to Intervertebral Disc Disease

If you own a dachshund or other long-bodied breed, you likely are familiar with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), which affects the spinal cord and can cause signs ranging from pain to hind-end paralysis. Read on for our Billings Animal Family Hospital team’s answers to your questions about IVDD. Question: What is the function of intervertebral [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:05:55+00:00October 8th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

Indoor cats live longer and healthier lives, but they need enrichment to keep them entertained and healthy. Without the appropriate environmental stimulation, cats are at risk for certain health and behavioral issues. Our Billings Animal Family Hospital team wants to help by offering do’s and don’ts that will help keep your indoor cat happy. DO [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:05:56+00:00September 13th, 2022|The Cat's Meow|0 Comments
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