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

Memorial Day Weekend Awaits! But is Your Pet Safe?

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and for those champions of the backyard BBQ, nothing can be as exciting as firing up the grill. From ribs and steaks to chilling on the deck with a cold beverage, cookouts are indeed America’s holiday pastime. However, for those of us with pets, Memorial Day weekend [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:57+00:00May 16th, 2017|Pet Safety|Comments Off on Memorial Day Weekend Awaits! But is Your Pet Safe?

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

It’s Backyard BBQ Season! Pet Safety Tips for Your Furriest Guest

Sometimes, the tastiest way to enjoy a warm July day is to fire up the grill and invite a few guests over. Backyard parties are a great way to celebrate summer with friends, family, and your party-loving canine. Unfortunately, while you pass around the plate of ribs, your chow hound may be checking out the [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:33+00:00August 1st, 2016|Pet Safety|Comments Off on It’s Backyard BBQ Season! Pet Safety Tips for Your Furriest Guest

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

Hooked! Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe While Fishing

Our state is well-known for many reasons, and among our tremendous natural resources and stunning beauty, Montana’s waterways are especially legendary. Not coincidentally, the combination of an avid angler with a well-trained hound is not a rare sight around these parts. However, while there are those that simply wouldn’t dream of leaving their dog at [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:38+00:00June 27th, 2016|Pet Safety|Comments Off on Hooked! Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe While Fishing

The Scary Sounds of Summer: Noise Aversion in Pets

Bam, pop-pop-pop, kaboom! From Fourth of July festivities to the ground-shaking thunder claps of a storm, these are the sounds of summer. Noise aversion in pets is a common condition, and these seasonal sounds may unfortunately create a lot of stress and result in adverse effects on health and wellbeing. Few, if any, animals appreciate [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:40+00:00June 13th, 2016|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Scary Sounds of Summer: Noise Aversion in Pets

A Springtime Reminder: Avoiding Encounters with Venomous Snakes

The coming of spring and warmer weather often means spending more time in Mother Nature. And, not only are pet owners and their pets ready to get out for some fun and sun, there is also more risk of encountering sun-loving venomous snakes. Because we live in an area rife with snakes and the potential [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:44+00:00May 16th, 2016|Pet Safety|Comments Off on A Springtime Reminder: Avoiding Encounters with Venomous Snakes

Here Comes The Sun: Pet Summer Safety Reminders

There’s nothing like summertime in Montana! After a grueling winter, people and their pets are all ready to stretch our legs and take in the sun. Before you hit the rivers, lakes, trails, or backyard with your pet this summer, take a moment to bone up on pet summer safety tips from your friends at [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:46+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Pet Safety|Comments Off on Here Comes The Sun: Pet Summer Safety Reminders

From the Obvious to the Subtle: How to Tell if Your Pet is in Pain

We all have “off” days and so does your pet. How can you really tell if something serious is bothering him or her? Besides the obvious effects of some injuries, there are many less pronounced issues that could cause pain in your pet. To make matters worse, your pet is hardwired to hide symptoms as [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:27:12+00:00January 26th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on From the Obvious to the Subtle: How to Tell if Your Pet is in Pain