veterinary inspection drug administration dogOur pets cannot speak our language, so we have to interpret their health and condition through their actions, or lack of them. In the case of an injury, wound, or post-surgery, you can clearly see and understand that your pet is in some pain, but to what degree? And what about if your dog has stomach ache, joint pain, or something intangible causing unexpected pain?   How do you know which is the best time to offer pain relief for dogs? Read More

Cats eat grassHaving a house full of beautiful plants is everyone’s dream, but if you are a cat owner there are is a long list of plants that you must be sure to avoid keeping. Unfortunately, many common houseplants are harmful to cats – some dependent on contact or the amount swallowed.

Because many cats have the tendency to chew plants that are within their reach, it is important for you to be aware of the houseplants that are potentially dangerous to your cat’s health. If you suspect your cat has come into contact with or ingested a plant that may be toxic, contact your local vet right away. Read More

cute little rabbit with carrotWhether from cartoons or some other media source, we have been led to believe that carrots and lettuce are good for rabbits. However, that is not the case; those vegetables can actually be harmful to your pet rabbit.

Domesticated rabbits can make wonderful pets and companions, but it is important that you understand how to properly care for them before bringing one home, and this begins with rabbit food. It is a myth ingrained into our heads that rabbits eat mainly carrots and that they are good for them, but this is far from the truth.

Below you will find information on why carrots and lettuce are not ideal for your pet rabbit, as well as what a proper rabbit diet looks like. If you have any questions regarding the information you read below or would like to know more about proper rabbit care, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic. Read More

Green Parakeet  parrot isolatedIf you decide to adopt a pet parakeet, contact a reliable avian vet and arrange a checkup for your little pet right away. Learn how to take care of your new pet’s special needs and any problems he or she faces that you need to be aware of. As with any other pet, caring for a parakeet takes time and effort, but it is very rewarding, too.

In addition to yearly wellness checkups, it is important to be able to consult a dependable avian veterinarian from time to time for advice, emergency care, and anything else you may need to help your pet lead a long and happy life. The following parakeet care tips can help, too.  Read More

Two cute guinea pigsMite infestations are one of the most common problems seen in guinea pigs at Kennedy Heights Animal & Bird Hospital. If left untreated, the mites can cause a great deal of stress and suffering for their host. Read on to learn more about guinea pig mites and the simple treatment available should your guinea pig show symptoms of these parasites.

What are Guinea Pig Mites?

Guinea pig mites are microscopic, spider-like parasites that burrow deep under the skin of their host and cause untold stress and severe irritation to the pet. These mites, also known as Trixacarus caviae, quickly die if not attached to a host. Read More

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