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Summer Pet Heat Safety Myths

Summer is in full swing, and with the temperatures soaring, pet owners have a responsibility to ensure their pets stay cool and comfortable. While keeping your pet cool might seem like common sense, there are some surprising myths that exist about pet heat safety, and our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital is here to [...]

By |2022-07-10T17:15:52+00:00July 10th, 2022|Pet Safety|0 Comments

What’s the Commotion? Dealing With Canine Noise Aversion

Does your pet regularly cower in the corner or hide under the bed when they hear a loud noise? They could have a noise aversion (i.e., excessive fear associated with certain sounds), a condition that—shockingly—affects roughly one-third of all dogs, and is one of the most frequently diagnosed problems in family pets. But, what exactly [...]

By |2022-06-11T02:19:01+00:00June 10th, 2022|Pet Safety|0 Comments

Four Steps to a Well-Behaved Puppy

The responsibility of a new puppy can feel overwhelming—in addition to ensuring their health and safety, early socialization and training are essential so they grow up as a well-behaved dog. While puppy-raising will never be a part-time job, teaching your furry friend how to behave shouldn’t require hours of intense training lessons, complicated techniques, or [...]

Heartworm Disease and Prevention for Pet Owners

Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease, and our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital is here with the information you need to keep your pet safe, including: How heartworms are transmitted How to protect your pet from heartworms Treatments available if your pet tests heartworm-positive This dangerous condition is life-threatening, but preventable, and you [...]

Xylitol Toxicity—What Pet Owners Should Know

Sugar substitutes have many benefits for people, including helping with weight loss, improving overall health, controlling diabetes, and reducing tooth decay. However, xylitol, an ingredient commonly used in sugar-free products, can be deadly for your pet. Our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital wants to help you protect your pet by offering information about this [...]

By |2022-03-07T00:43:38+00:00March 6th, 2022|Pet Toxins|0 Comments

A Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning—A Must for a Healthy Pet

Periodontal disease can cause pain, inflammation, infection, and other serious health problems for your pet, significantly decreasing their quality of life. Providing appropriate dental care can counteract these issues, prolonging their life. Our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital wants to explain why a professional veterinary dental cleaning is so important and what is involved [...]

By |2022-02-08T04:18:28+00:00February 7th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

What Dog Owners Should Know About Nutritional Dilated Cardiomyopathy

In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they were investigating certain pet foods that may be linked to canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital wants to provide information about this research, to help ensure your dog is protected. What is dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs? DCM is [...]

By |2022-01-25T04:47:03+00:00January 17th, 2022|For The Dogs|0 Comments

5 Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

As a pet owner, you have some incredibly crucial decisions to make regarding your pet’s health. From vaccinations, to medication decisions, and everything in between, you are your pet’s advocate for life. Choosing to spay or neuter (i.e., gonadectomy) them is one of the most important decisions you will have to make as a pet [...]

By |2021-12-08T20:40:22+00:00December 8th, 2021|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Understanding Pancreatitis in Pets

Pets affected by pancreatitis can experience lifelong repercussions, and in some cases, the condition is fatal. Our team at Billings Animal Hospital wants to help you better understand this disturbing disease, to help lower your pet’s risk. Understand the importance of your pet’s pancreas The pancreas is essential to your pet’s well-being. The organ has [...]

10 Veterinary Emergency Situations

Numerous health issues and injuries can affect your pet, ranging from trivial issues to serious, life-threatening conditions. Our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital wants to help you determine which situations require emergency veterinary attention. Situation #1: Your pet is experiencing excessive blood loss If your pet sustains an injury that results in excessive bleeding, [...]

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