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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

It's a new year, which means it's a perfect time to reflect on the special bond you and your pet share. You love your pet. And they love you! Pets are treasured members of our families, so it just makes good sense to consider the year ahead and plan ways to help your...

Keeping Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season

Keeping Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season

Celebrating the holidays with your pet is a wonderful gift. However, these celebrations can pose some potential risks to your pet’s health. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to help keep your pet safe this holiday season. Dangerous Decorations While...

It is the Season of Gratitude

It is the Season of Gratitude

It is the season of gratitude! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for allowing us to care for your precious pets, and share a few reasons why we are so grateful this holiday season. For Patience The past year...

Vet Tech Appreciation Week

Vet Tech Appreciation Week

The week of October 17-23 is wonder-fur! Why are we so excited? It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! And we love taking the opportunity to celebrate the hardworking veterinary technicians that make our practice the special place that it is. Are you curious about...

3 Signs Your Pet May Be In Pain

3 Signs Your Pet May Be In Pain

It crosses every pet owner’s mind: “Is my pet in pain?” And this question comes up more and more as our pets get older. One of the most difficult things about being a pet owner is that our pets cannot verbalize how they’re feeling. This leads us to wonder if our dogs...

5 Habits that Positively Impact the Health of Your Cat

5 Habits that Positively Impact the Health of Your Cat

Cats are wonderful pets; in fact, over 25% of US households share their home with a feline companion, according to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). They’re cute, cuddly, comical, and provide delightful companionship! But there are some things you...

Pet Safety for this Fourth of July

Pet Safety for this Fourth of July

You have probably heard of the town in Italy that switched to silent firework shows to help the town’s pets better cope with the booms and blast of traditional fireworks. But did you know there aren’t really “silent fireworks?” Until they invent truly silent firework...

Make the Most of this Summer with Our Summer Safety Tips

Make the Most of this Summer with Our Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the best season to be a dog! The sunshine and great weather lead to endless possibilities of fun outdoor activities. From doggie paddling on a beach summer vacation to leaping through the woods, summer is dog-gone fun! As a dog owner, you probably have some...

Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm can have devastating consequences for your pet, including death. It is especially tragic when dogs and cats succumb to heartworm disease when it’s entirely preventable. Now that warm weather is finally here, your dog or cat has a much greater likelihood of...

Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?

Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?

It can be scary when your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, especially when you didn’t see what he licked or swallowed. To help raise awareness of the issue and prevent illness or fatality in pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association named the...

A New Year Equals New Opportunities to Be a Great Pet Owner!

A New Year Equals New Opportunities to Be a Great Pet Owner!

  Now that the calendar has officially flipped over to 2019, you may be focusing on meeting some new resolutions for the upcoming year. Perhaps one of those is to be an even greater pet owner than you already are. This is an excellent resolution, and Bristol Vet...

Rethinking Pets for Presents

Rethinking Pets for Presents

The thought of a cuddly puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree may be tempting, but think twice before giving a pet as a present. The months following the holidays are often the busiest time for shelters as new pet owners grow weary of their Christmas gifts and the...

Safe Spooking

Safe Spooking

Do you have plans for trick-or-treating this month? Parties? Visiting kiddos in creative costumes? As Halloween activities can often stretch through much of October, our Bristol Vet Service veterinary staff provides these tips to help keep this fun and spooky holiday...

Fresh Into Fall

Fresh Into Fall

Fall means changing leaves, brisk temperatures and a new wave of things to keep in mind for our four-legged friends' safety. But don't fret, fall can be enjoyed by everyone by keeping these tips in mind. The shorter days of fall mean less natural light during daily...

Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

  Does your dog chew, scratch, whine or bark when left alone? Or does your cat urinate in your bed or meow loudly? While more common in dogs than cats, you may be tempted to conclude your pet has separation anxiety. It's important to properly evaluate the...

The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets

The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets

Pet owners believe that their lives are enriched by owning a pet, but did you know even the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that having a pet is good for you? Pet ownership and companionship can prevent you from feeling lonely, give you more opportunities...

The Top Summer Safety Issues for Dogs and Cats

The Top Summer Safety Issues for Dogs and Cats

Now that summer is finally here, you and your pet can spend more time outdoors enjoying all that the season has to offer. Like the other three seasons, summer presents unique safety challenges for our companion animals. The good news is that you can enjoy a wonderful...

Pet Safety In Warmer Temps

Pet Safety In Warmer Temps

As a pet owner, you look forward to the warmer spring weather because it means you can finally spend more time outdoors with your furry friend. Unfortunately, it also means more exposure to environmental hazards for your dog or cat. This requires awareness of these...

Guard Your Pet’s Heart: Why Prevention Just Makes Sense

Guard Your Pet’s Heart: Why Prevention Just Makes Sense

The heartworm parasite presents a serious and sometimes fatal threat to companion animals. Unfortunately, it is not difficult for your pet to be infected,  and it’s difficult to treat in dogs. There is no heartworm treatment for cats. The main route of heartworm...