Dog Training Tips Straight from the Pros

January is National Dog Training Month, and we couldn’t be more excited here at Billings Animal Family Hospital! We believe that obedience training is about so much more than having a dog who will follow commands (although, that is important too). When done properly, dog training sets the foundation for a great relationship with your [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:37+00:00January 24th, 2018|For The Dogs, Training & Behavior|Comments Off on Dog Training Tips Straight from the Pros

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

Some 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 [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:53+00:00April 8th, 2016|For The Dogs|Comments Off on Ewww, Dog Germs! What You Need to Know About Kissing Your Dog

Petscaping: Creating a Pet Friendly Backyard

A basic backyard for your pet should include fencing, access to water, shade, and his or her own patch on which to answer nature’s call. While there’s nothing wrong with this approach, going the extra mile to design a truly pet friendly backyard has far-reaching benefits. Not only will your pet be happy and safe, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:54+00:00March 30th, 2016|For The Dogs|Comments Off on Petscaping: Creating a Pet Friendly Backyard

Five Things Your Dog Wishes You Knew

Perhaps you’ve seen the multitude of phone or tablet apps that are supposed to translate human speech to barks, growls, and howls that our dogs can understand. Or maybe you’ve read the articles about a machine that will let us know what our pup is trying to tell us. While high-tech translations are a tempting [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:27:04+00:00February 19th, 2016|For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Five Things Your Dog Wishes You Knew

Brushing Up on Your Pet’s Dental Health

The line between fact and fiction used to be rather formidable, but these days, it’s downright fuzzy. Thanks in part to reality television and sensational media, we all seem to wonder what is actually real. Indeed, what is the truth? In spite of this unclear outlook, Billings Animal Family Hospital knows some things are absolute, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:27:08+00:00February 8th, 2016|For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Brushing Up on Your Pet’s Dental Health

Brilliant! Using Social Media To Find A Lost Pet

Social media has skyrocketed us all into a hyper-aware state of knowing all the details about what’s going on around the world at any given moment. Sure, we can all binge on a long lost pal’s vacation photos ad nauseum, but beyond reunions and event notifications, social media is a powerful tool in the case [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:18+00:00August 16th, 2015|For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety|Comments Off on Brilliant! Using Social Media To Find A Lost Pet

Decoding Doggy Behavior: Why Dogs Hump Things

  It always seems like it happens at the most inopportune moment: Your grandmother is over for dinner, or your kids are hosting a neighborhood playdate. Then, out of nowhere, your normally well-behaved family pet mounts a toy or, worse yet, one of your visitors. What makes dogs engage in this embarrassing behavior? Most pet [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:24+00:00May 11th, 2015|For The Dogs, Training & Behavior|Comments Off on Decoding Doggy Behavior: Why Dogs Hump Things

Parvo and the Importance of Prevention

One of the most frightening words a pet owner can hear is parvo. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that attacks the white blood cells and causes serious damage to the intestinal tract and sometimes the heart. Parvovirus most commonly affects puppies or dogs under one year of age, since in most cases, they [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:30:03+00:00April 11th, 2015|For The Dogs, Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Parvo and the Importance of Prevention
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