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How to Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Environment

How to Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Environment

Does your cat present signs of boredom or inactivity? There are many experts that agree that cats are safest when kept indoors. But, without properly enriched indoor environments, cats become increasingly bored and are likely to gain unhealthy amounts of weight. In...

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

If there was a simple way to prevent dental disease in your pet, would you want to know? Well that's an easy answer! One way to help fend off dental disease is to brush your pet’s teeth on a regular basis. While there are a lot of tricks we can teach our pets,...

Good to Know: Heartworm Disease

Good to Know: Heartworm Disease

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. You might know that heartworm disease is one of the most painful, deadly, and costly parasitic infections. But did you know it's also one of the easiest to prevent? In honor of this month, here are 11 facts you should know...

How to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

How to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

While a “healthy weight” is something people understand, more than half of dogs and cats are overweight. Overweight and obese pets are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, orthopedic disease, and more. At Southfork Animal Hospital,...

Good to Know: Poisonous for Pets

Good to Know: Poisonous for Pets

March is Poison Prevention Month and we want to help you protect your pet. You may know some common foods and plants that are dangerous to your furry friend. Here are a few common household items that could prove to be fatal for your pet: Over-the-Counter Drugs - Have...

My Dog Ate Xylitol

My Dog Ate Xylitol

“Casey” is my 7-month-old perfect golden retriever. Being a puppy, everything is edible. He was home with my 19-year-old son who likes to eat food in his room and have Casey up on his bed while they are watching TV. Adam texts me asking if it is bad if Casey eats...

Flea and Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions

Flea and Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions

“Flea And Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions” from NBC news. “Veterinarians are poisoning dogs” was a headline on social media. As many pet owners have heard, the compounds containing Isoxazoline have been linked to seizures, muscle tremors, and staggering. The...

Orphaned Kittens at Lakeville Brewing Company

Orphaned Kittens at Lakeville Brewing Company

Craig and I love Lakeville Brewing Company. Always great food, beer and cider AND they have a dog-friendly patio. Last Thursday we took our 7-month dog Casey and Southfork Animal Hospital people there for a bit of a happy hour. Early into the evening, a waitperson...

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