Things That Go Boom: FAQs About Noise Aversion in Pets

Is your pet unsettled by loud noises? Does the vacuum cleaner send them into deep seclusion? Do fireworks spark frantic pet behavior? Can a summer storm trigger a swath of destructive digging and chewing? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, your pet may be suffering from noise aversion, which is an anxiety disorder that [...]

By |2023-06-06T12:43:40+00:00June 6th, 2023|Pet Safety|0 Comments

What to Do if You Find a Tick on Your Pet: 5 Steps

In the spring and summer, ticks are abundant. They pose a huge problem for wildlife and livestock who spend all their time outdoors. Ticks aren’t picky about where they get their meals, gladly feeding on animals and humans. Each time a tick feeds, they can pick up and subsequently transmit multiple serious and life-threatening diseases [...]

By |2023-05-23T04:05:34+00:00May 22nd, 2023|Pet Safety|0 Comments

Summer Pet Heat Safety Myths

Summer is in full swing, and with the temperatures soaring, pet owners have a responsibility to ensure their pets stay cool and comfortable. While keeping your pet cool might seem like common sense, there are some surprising myths that exist about pet heat safety, and our team at Billings Animal Family Hospital is here to [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:05:56+00:00July 10th, 2022|Pet Safety|0 Comments

What’s the Commotion? Dealing With Canine Noise Aversion

Does your pet regularly cower in the corner or hide under the bed when they hear a loud noise? They could have a noise aversion (i.e., excessive fear associated with certain sounds), a condition that—shockingly—affects roughly one-third of all dogs, and is one of the most frequently diagnosed problems in family pets. But, what exactly [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:05:56+00:00June 10th, 2022|Pet Safety|0 Comments

5 Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home for a Safe and Happy Holiday

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, your to-do list is likely overflowing with items that still need to be checked off. During this chaotic time, things can easily fall through the cracks, especially when it comes to keeping your holiday decor safe from your pet, and vice versa. Fortunately, your Billings Animal Family [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:06:01+00:00December 13th, 2020|Pet Safety|0 Comments

7 Ways to Enjoy a Star-Spangled July Fourth with Your Pet

Summertime is full of foods cooked on the grill, lake adventures, and the highlight of the season—July Fourth. As the most dazzling summer holiday approaches, follow these seven tips, to keep your furry pal safe and happy, despite the exploding fireworks overhead.  #1: Beat the heat with cool pet treats When the summer heats up, [...]

By |2022-12-01T00:06:02+00:00July 1st, 2020|Pet Safety|0 Comments

Avoid Panic During a Pandemic: 5 Ways to Simplify Caring for Your Pet While Quarantined

Normalcy during a pandemic is not easy. Struggling to find all the supplies needed to keep your family healthy, clean, and fed at home is quite the challenge—not to mention the additional stress from job lay-offs, school closings, and sick friends and family. We understand that coping with the COVID-19 crisis is a juggling act, [...]

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