Don’t Let Dog Slobber Get You Down

Dog slobber.

Saliva has a lot going for it. Not only helpful to the process of digestion, but a healthy mouthful of saliva also improves the sense of taste and promotes dental health. But when your floors or furniture endure a thick coating of dog slobber each and every day, the benefits of saliva seem a lot less…beneficial.

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Indoor/Outdoor Safety: Pets and Toxic Plants

A cat eating a plant

Pet owners go to great lengths to protect their animals from being exposed to toxic food, chemicals, and medications. But sometimes the most innocuous-seeming item in the house or garden becomes the biggest threat. We’re talking about plants, of course! They’re leafy, flowery and momentarily satisfying to munch on. But the combination of pets and toxic plants deserves careful attention and lots of space.

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Prevention Is Everything: The Benefits Of Pet Wellness Plans

A golden retriever in the vet office with familyIf you’re like most pet owners, you consider your dog or cat a member of the family and believe that he or she deserves the best care possible. Bringing your pet to the veterinarian for routine wellness exams, vaccinations, etc., is an important part of pet ownership, but the costs associated with pet medical care can be daunting. That’s where pet wellness plans come in. 

What Is A Wellness Plan?

A wellness plan is a wonderful way to prepay for veterinary care, think of it as a frequent buyers club for pets.

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Pet Wellness for Life

Little kitten jumping with widely spread pawsOur pets are more than just our furry friends – they are our family and our partners in life. At Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital, we are your partners in your pet’s lifelong health and wellbeing. Keeping your pets healthy is what we do best. By bringing your furry friends to us for regular annual or semi-annual wellness exams, we can catch small health problems before they turn into big ones, and can often stop big ones right in their tracks.

Our pets age differently than we do – they age somewhere between four and ten years for every calendar year, depending on the breed – and an exam once a year for your pet is like an exam every six years for us. While most adult pets do fine with annual exams, we recommend exams twice a year to keep on top of senior health issues such as arthritis, hearing or vision loss, and other physical and mental changes.
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