Boating With Your Pet: Keeping Your Fur Friend Safe Around Water

Spending time on the water is one of America’s favorite pastimes during the warm summer months. Boating is a particularly great way to combine a love of outdoor recreation with a love for swimming and floating on a tranquil lake. For pet owners, this often entails bringing a water-loving dog along for some fun in [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:52+00:00July 18th, 2017|The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Boating With Your Pet: Keeping Your Fur Friend Safe Around Water

Animal Planet: Wildlife Safety 101

Raccoons, coyotes, snakes, deer, skunks, rabbits, foxes, and bears are only a few of the hundreds of species of wildlife that have adapted to life near humans. As Montana residents, many of us encounter some or all of these beautiful creatures on a regular basis, whether during a wilderness excursion or right in our own [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:35+00:00July 18th, 2016|Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Animal Planet: Wildlife Safety 101

Wildlife Awareness for Pet Owners

While you may not consider yourself the Grizzly Adams type, life in Montana means exposure to Mother Nature in all of her beauty and perils (after all, it’s why we live here). Wildlife awareness is almost second nature to us, and we often have personal stories with wildlife close encounters. But wildlife safety takes a [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:04+00:00October 12th, 2015|Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Wildlife Awareness for Pet Owners

The Sun, Bugs, and Pets: Making the Most of the Summer

Summer sun and fun means you and your pets are probably going to be spending a little time outdoors. Like most people, you are probably slathering on the sunscreen and bugspray to avoid the burns and bites of the season. But, if your pets are joining you, you may be wondering if they need protection, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:29+00:00July 7th, 2015|Seasonal Pet Care, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on The Sun, Bugs, and Pets: Making the Most of the Summer

There’s No Place Like Home: Microchipping Your Pet

With summer in full swing at last, many of us are spending weekends in the mountains and on the trails. And, not surprisingly, some of us are opting to bring our dog (or cat) along on our summer adventures, as well. Whether it’s taking a road trip, going camping, or just getting out for a [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:40+00:00June 12th, 2015|Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on There’s No Place Like Home: Microchipping Your Pet

Ahead of the Curve: Summer Pet Safety Tips

Montana remains a truly wild place – that’s why we love it here. Your pet (being a little wild, as well) likely loves nature, too, and the adventures waiting in the great backyard or beyond the fenceline. However, it’s always good to temper all that excitement with some caution. As we approach the long, lazy [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:06+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Ahead of the Curve: Summer Pet Safety Tips

Pets and Rattlesnakes: Avoiding an Unfortunate Meeting

Spring is just around the corner, and with the rise in temperatures and the sunny days ahead, rattlesnake and other venomous snake sightings are set to become more common. A few years ago, we blogged about the types of venomous snakes in the area and what happens – physiologically speaking – if your dog is [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:30:37+00:00March 11th, 2015|Pet Toxins, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Pets and Rattlesnakes: Avoiding an Unfortunate Meeting

Celebrate National Walk Your Dog Month

January is National Walk Your Dog Month and we at Billings Animal Family Hospital want to encourage you to keep that “get more active” new year’s resolution by walking your dog! Yes, those of us in a colder climate like Billings MT may find it a little harder to get motivated during the winter months, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:31:24+00:00January 21st, 2015|Billings Animal Family Hospital News, The Great Outdoors, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Celebrate National Walk Your Dog Month