Hooray: It’s National Kids and Pets Day!

boy and catIs there anything sweeter than the special relationship between a child and a pet? Kids and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cheese and crackers, and…well, you get the picture! So perfectly complementary and utterly irresistible is this adorable combo it’s easy to presume that everything is – and always will be – naturally easy going and mutually beneficial.

In honor of National Kids and Pets Day, your friends at Billings Animal Family Hospital want to make sure that relationships between the species are safely supported. That way, you and your whole family can have the most possible fun! Continue…

Celebrating Earth Day With Pets: A Spotlight On Public Health

Billings_iStock_000045052444_LargeWhat comes to mind when you think of Earth Day? Images of children holding hands and running barefoot through green grass? A crystal blue ocean filled with leaping dolphins and whales? Or perhaps a bustling recycling plant overflowing with plastic bottles ready to be turned into sweaters and park benches?

Public health probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when Earth Day is mentioned, but for pet owners, perhaps it should be.

While recycling and planting trees are wonderful and meaningful Earth Day (or everyday) activities, we invite you to consider the ways in which you as a pet owner can increase the safety, health, and beauty of your community. Continue…

Ewww, Dog Germs! What You Need to Know About Kissing Your Dog

Billings_iStock_000076357617_LargeSome pet owners are a little more liberal with doggy kisses than others. Some of us channel a little more Lucy than others, avoiding contact with our pet’s tongue at all costs, while others believe that dogs have very clean mouths and don’t mind the extra affection.

So which is it?

Read on to learn more than you ever wanted to know about kissing your dog. Continue…