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

Children and Pet Loss: Helping Them Cope

The death of a beloved pet is one of the most difficult paths we walk as humans, and can rock us to the very core. For children the experience can be especially intense, and consideration must be taken to help them understand death and learn how to cope with grief. Children and pet loss certainly [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:44+00:00November 20th, 2017|Pet Loss, Senior Pet Care, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Children and Pet Loss: Helping Them Cope

The Next Best Thing: Taking Care Of Your Pet After You Die

Pets have shorter lifespans than humans, and when we adopt a furry family member, we do so with the realization that we will one day be saying goodbye. But what if we are the ones who end up dying first? As an animal lover, you make sure your pets have the best in food, shelter, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:47+00:00October 17th, 2017|You & Your Pet|Comments Off on The Next Best Thing: Taking Care Of Your Pet After You Die

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

Gone but Not Forgotten: Understanding Pet Grief

The loss of a loved one is arguably one of the most difficult parts of the human experience, and for many pets it can be just as earth-shattering. Unlike humans, who have words to express our complex emotions, pets aren’t able to share with us how they are feeling or reacting, and it can be [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:06+00:00February 18th, 2017|You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Gone but Not Forgotten: Understanding Pet Grief

The Countdown: Billings Animal Family Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2016

As we prepare to bid farewell to another amazing year, we would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Billings Animal Family Hospital. We are honored to have partnered with you and your family in providing the best care possible for your beloved pets. Thank you! We hope you have found our [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:12+00:00December 20th, 2016|Billings Animal Family Hospital News, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on The Countdown: Billings Animal Family Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Hooray: It’s National Kids and Pets Day!

Is there anything sweeter than the special relationship between a child and a pet? Kids and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cheese and crackers, and…well, you get the picture! So perfectly complementary and utterly irresistible is this adorable combo it’s easy to presume that everything is – and always [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:49+00:00April 22nd, 2016|You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Hooray: It’s National Kids and Pets Day!

Celebrating Earth Day With Pets: A Spotlight On Public Health

What comes to mind when you think of Earth Day? Images of children holding hands and running barefoot through green grass? A crystal blue ocean filled with leaping dolphins and whales? Or perhaps a bustling recycling plant overflowing with plastic bottles ready to be turned into sweaters and park benches? Public health probably isn’t the [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:51+00:00April 14th, 2016|Seasonal Pet Care, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Celebrating Earth Day With Pets: A Spotlight On Public Health

A Mutt By Any Other Name… Is A Friend Indeed

Mutts, Mongrels, Mixes, and Mixed Breeds are all names that might be less indicative of the amazingly palatable character they have. Mutts may seem a byproduct of circumstantial canine amore, however, they are a truly endearing option when reviewing viable breeds. In this, Breed Spotlight: Mutts, we will discuss the benefits of the lovable mutt [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:56+00:00March 13th, 2016|You & Your Pet|Comments Off on A Mutt By Any Other Name… Is A Friend Indeed

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
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