The Great Debate: Choosing the Right Pet Food for Health, Wellness, and Longevity

April 25th, 2018 by #DeerCreekCrew

pet foodThe infinite search powers of the Internet can be a wonderful tool that saves us time and money. The downside to this, however,  is that sometimes too much information isn’t helpful, as many pet owners have discovered if they’ve ever tried to research pet nutrition.

At Deer Creek Animal Hospital, we understand how confusing it can be to figure out which food to feed your pet. Join us as we cover pet food basics, and help you to navigate the complex world of pet nutrition.

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When the Unexpected Strikes: Emergency Preparedness for Pets

April 18th, 2018 by #DeerCreekCrew

emergency preparedness for petsMost of us would rather focus more on positive things than considering what we would do in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, natural and manmade disasters do happen. That’s why it’s important to have a basic family emergency plan, as well as tools like smoke alarms and first aid kits prepped and ready for use.

The trouble is how to handle an emergency situation when you have the added responsibility of being a pet owner. Deer Creek Animal Hospital offers a few recommendations for emergency preparedness for pets so your whole family can stay safe in the face of unexpected situations.

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Springtime Scratching: Allergies in Pets

April 11th, 2018 by #DeerCreekCrew

allergies in petsHave you been waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your dog scratching fervently at the edge of your bed? Has your cat been rubbing their ears nonstop? These situations often coincide with spring, and that’s because, like us, many pets have seasonal allergies.

Unlike us, though, allergies in dogs and cats can result in very different symptoms that may not always alert  a pet owner of the true cause. In observance of spring, the sneeziest and itchiest of seasons, let’s take a closer look at seasonal allergies in pets and what you can do to help ease the itch!

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