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Activities that Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Regular physical activity and mental stimulation are extremely important aspects of your pet’s development and overall health. Keeping your pet active can help curb destructive and aggressive behaviors that may result in a pet emergency. If you’re looking for fun ways to engage your pet, read on to learn about some great activities to keep your pet happy and healthy. For cats: Laser pointers, cardboard boxes, shoe laces and other cat toys are great for keeping your cat entertained for short periods of time. To keep your cat busy while you’re at work or school, consider hiding a couple of his favorite treats around the house. This will give your cat the opportunity to use his/her feline hunting skills to track them down. For dogs: Spending time training your dog not only helps to practice ideal behaviors, but also presents mental challenges that your pet will thoroughly enjoy. Obedience training will also help to solidify the bond between you, which will enable you to do more things together, such as hiking, running, and even agility training. For exotics: Exotic pets such as birds and reptiles love play time too. For many reptiles, swimming is a great activity that provides great exercise. Many birds enjoy foraging for food, so hiding a variety of treats around their enclosure can be a great source of stimulation. Speak with your veterinarian to learn which activities will best suit your exotic pet. In addition to daily physical activity, regular visits with a compassionate and experienced veterinarian are important to your pet’s continued health. If your pet is ever in need of specialty veterinary services, seek treatment from the team at the Animal Medical Center of New England. Our veterinary hospital offers holistic medicine, acupuncture, behavioral medicine, emergency care, and much more. You can find out more about our specialty services by calling our staff at (866) 523-0217.
A zoonotic disease, also called a zoonosis, is a disease or infection that can spread from humans to animals and from animals to humans. Bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses have the ability to jump from specie to specie causing serious disease in many different organisms. In this video, you can learn more about a few of the most common organisms that can infect humans and pets, including hookworm, roundworm, and Toxoplasma gondii parasites. These parasites cause a strange disease known as toxoplasmosis, which is especially harmful for pregnant women. Find out more in this full clip. The best way to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases is to keep your pet healthy with regular veterinary care. Contact the veterinary experts at the Animal Medical Center of New England at (866) 523-0217 or visit our website to learn more about keeping your pet healthy. We are the premiere 24/7 pet emergency and referral facility in Nashua, NH.
Your dog is a beloved and committed member of your family. As such, it’s natural for dog owners to wish to integrate their pets into as many parts of their lives as possible, including social events, walks around town, and play dates with other dogs. These methods of social interaction are not only a great part of pet ownership, but also a vital part of a dog’s development and sense of well-being. Unfortunately, as many pet owners know, bad behavior can keep an otherwise excellent pet from participating in many of these activities. Veterinary behaviorists can help pet owners evaluate and solve stressful and disruptive animal behaviors.
Veterinary behavior consultation involves the evaluation of a pet’s behavior problems and the form of an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the causes of a pet’s behavioral problems, treatment can involve changes in the pet’s routine, a different approach to home training, or behavior-modifying medications. A pet owner may seek the expertise of a veterinary behaviorist for the following reasons: To curb aggressive behaviors that threaten the family, other people, or other animals To determine the cause of abnormal urination habits To help eliminate destructive behaviors To get counseling before the adoption of a new puppy or to seek information as a new pet owner To target difficult behavior that arises during nail trimming or grooming It’s important to consult a veterinarian who has experience in assessing undiagnosed medical conditions and also has the ability to prescribe medications as needed. The Director of Behavioral Services at the Animal Medical Center of New England, Dr. Posage, is experienced in the treatment and management of serious animal behavioral issues. No matter your pet’s age or behavioral issue, Dr. Posage is available to help. For more information about behavior medicine and the other pet emergency services offered, call our staff today at (866) 523-0217.
If You Want To Learn More About Caring for Your Pet, Visit These Great Resources!
When your pet is ill, learning as much you can about the diagnosed illness and treatment options will help you choose the right therapy to make him or her as happy and healthy as possible. Read more about a few of the illnesses and therapies discussed in our recent blogs with the helpful resources below. This article answers some frequently asked questions about chemotherapy treatment for pets diagnosed with cancer. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois also provides helpful information on veterinary oncology on their website. Seasonal allergies do not only affect humans—pets can suffer from allergy symptoms too. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of allergies in dogs from this ASPCA article. Kidney failure is one of the most common illnesses affecting domestic cats. This overview from WebMD.com describes this condition and its treatment options. Read this article from Acupuncture Today to discover the many positive benefits associated with veterinary acupuncture. If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call Animal Medical Center of New England at (866) 523-0217. DISCLAIMER: The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your veterinarian to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a veterinarian-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of AMC or any individual veterinarian or medical professional.
Check Out AMC Internal Medical Specialist, Dr. Natalee Holt''s Published Article in the Nashua Telegraph!
This week, AMC Board-Certified Internal Medical Specialist, Dr. Natalee Holt, had an article published in the Nashua Telegraph! Check out her article "As Some Dogs Age, They Slow Down, But There May Be Treatable Cause" where she discusses hypothyroidism. "Hypothyroidism is a common hormone disorder in older dogs, and is similar to the condition in people... Decreased thyroid hormone causes everything in the body to slow down." ?If you''re dog seems to be dragging or putting on extra weight, be sure to read this article and find out what you can do to help! You can also call Animal Medical Center of New England at (866) 523-0217 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holt, internal medicine specialist.
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