Ring in The New Year with our Top 10 Blogs for 2017

The New Year is almost upon us, and with that comes reflection on the year gone by and – a little excitement and new energy for the year to come. At Billings Animal Family Hospital, we took some time to look back at the blogs we wrote last year, and what interested our online family. [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:40+00:00December 18th, 2017|Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Ring in The New Year with our Top 10 Blogs for 2017

Pot and Pets: What You Need to Know

The state of marijuana legalization in the United States is in flux, and Montana is no exception. Medical cannabis was legalized in Montana in 2004, and a 2016 ballot initiative further loosened the regulations. While proponents of medical marijuana are obviously pleased with the growing acceptance of the drug, it has had a less than [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:00+00:00April 20th, 2017|Pet Health & Wellness, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Pot and Pets: What You Need to Know

Do Pets Mourn the Loss of Another Household Pet?

Losing a beloved pet is devastating for people, and this loss can be just as upsetting to other animals in the household. Pet grief is somewhat of a mystery, and the subject of grief among animals has been the focus of many researchers for decades. From the heartbreaking image of a dog lying down in [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:03+00:00March 21st, 2017|Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Do Pets Mourn the Loss of Another Household Pet?

Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

As pets age, their nutritional needs will change. Just as a puppy or kitten requires a special diet for rapid growth, a senior pet diet may also need to factor in certain health and lifestyle changes. Typically, many senior pets struggle with weight gain due, in part, to their inability to exercise as much as [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:23+00:00October 10th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness

Just like us, pets develop health problems as they age. It’s hard to admit (or even recognize), but modern veterinary medicine and regular at-home care can go a long way to improving and extending the lives of senior pets. The Timeline Senior pets are generally considered geriatric at 7 years old. As your pet ages, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:25+00:00September 26th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness

In Full Swing: How to Beat Your Pet’s Back to School Blues

One of the best ways to manage change in your household is to keep to a routine. This time-tested approach works wonders for people, but it’s also a great strategy for your pet at the start of the school year. The back to school blues are felt profoundly by your four-legged family member, but with [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:27+00:00September 12th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on In Full Swing: How to Beat Your Pet’s Back to School Blues

Happy Feet: Keeping Pet Paws Protected from Outdoor and Heat Dangers

Despite all of the wear-and-tear they receive, pet paws are actually quite sensitive and subject to risk of injury, burn, and dryness or cracking. From scorching sidewalks to sharp rocks, paws are at increased risk, as we often spend more time outdoors with our furry companions during the summer months. So how can you better [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:29+00:00August 15th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety|Comments Off on Happy Feet: Keeping Pet Paws Protected from Outdoor and Heat Dangers

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream… For Pet Popsicles!

Swimming in the river, running through the sprinklers, splashing in a kiddie pool, lying by the fan, and hiding in the air conditioned house are all perfectly acceptable ways for our pets to keep cool now that summer is in full swing. But why not shake things up for our furry friends by offering them [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:31+00:00August 8th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream… For Pet Popsicles!

Fear Free and Proud:  All About Our Fear Free Certification

While most owners know how important it is to bring their pet in for their wellness examinations, actually mustering up the gumption to do so can be another story altogether. Besides finding the time and wrestling an often unwilling participant into a pet carrier or the vehicle, it can be hard to watch your sweet [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:42+00:00May 31st, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Fear Free and Proud:  All About Our Fear Free Certification

Five Things Your Cat Wishes You Knew

It can take months or maybe even years for a cat-owner relationship to grow strong enough to have the mutual respect that makes for a pleasant and smooth routine. Having to guess what your animal friends wish you already knew is a challenging part of pet ownership, care, and companionship. What if there was a [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:27:01+00:00February 26th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, The Cat's Meow, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Five Things Your Cat Wishes You Knew