Pardon our mess…. Billings Family Animal Hospital is getting even better!

 

We are in the process of renovations at the hospital!  You may have noticed the contractor, the computer installers or the large delivery trucks in the alley.  All of these changes are being made so we can provide more services, better quality services plus an improved work environment for our employees.  While several of the improvements are still in the works, I’m writing as if they are already complete, so you will understand the full benefits of the changes! Continue…

Medication Safety – Do’s and Don’ts Around Pets

 

Most of the time we think of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) as a harmless (and often helpful!) little pill, but did you realize that it could make your pets very sick?  Ibuprofen is the most common medication ingested by pets and can cause stomach and kidney issues. And one Tylenol can kill a cat.

Dogs and cats are not little humans so their bodies do not metabolize medications in the sameway as ours do. Even the most innocuous-seemingdrugs can be harmful and even fatal for them.  Follow these do’s and don’ts to keep your pets safe from poisoning:

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When Does Your Pet Need Emergency Care?

 

It’s late and cold outside but something is not right with your pet. The symptoms are causing you concern but you’re not if they warrant emergency services. Can this wait for regular care on Monday? Would waiting make it worse?

These guidelines can help you know when to seek out emergency veterinary care and when you may be able to wait. And, if you aren’t sure, we prefer safe to waiting too long. Continue…

Anesthesia-Free Dentals for Pets- a Good Idea?

 

Pretty tempting, huh?  If you have looked (or even if you haven’t!) you have probably found a variety of folks out there willing to clean your pet’s teeth without anesthesia.  And on the surface, why wouldn’t you want to do it that way?  Anesthesia can be intimidating for many owners, and, when done correctly, is not cheap.  Before you plunk down your hard-earned cash to have your pet’s teeth cleaned anesthesia-free, consider the following: Continue…