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Raising Cancer Awareness in Pets: Watch for 10 Signs

Thanks to veterinary medicine’s advances and innovations, pets are living longer than ever. However, with greater age comes an increased cancer risk. A pet whose body has battled environmental stressors over the years is more likely to develop abnormal cells that can be malignant, and form a variety of cancer types. More than 10 million [...]

12 Supplies Needed for a Well Stocked Pet First Aid Kit

A veterinary emergency can occur at any time, and you want to be prepared in case your pet needs urgent care. Basic first aid supplies are important to have on hand, and our team at Livingston Veterinary Hospital wants to help by explaining what supplies are necessary to assemble a well provisioned pet first aid [...]

Should I Get Insurance for My Pet?

Veterinary bills can be significant if your pet becomes ill or experiences a veterinary emergency, and investing in a pet insurance policy can mitigate these costs. Our team at Livingston Veterinary Hospital wants to provide information about pet insurance, to help you decide if you and your pet can benefit.  Pet insurance can save you [...]

A Lifetime of Learning: Socializing Your Dog

While you may think your dog’s socialization period ended during puppyhood, socialization should last your pet’s entire life. Without ongoing socialization, your dog can develop anxiety and become uncomfortable in new situations. So, although a puppy’s prime socialization period is from 3 to 12 weeks of age, socialization is a lifelong concept for dogs. This [...]

Keep Smilin’— 4 Steps to Better Pet Dental Health

When you think about your pet’s health care, you likely consider their annual wellness exam at Livingston Veterinary Hospital, nutritious food, parasite prevention, regular grooming, and daily exercise. But, are you missing something that is right under their nose? If so, it’s time to lift the lip on dental health and incorporate oral care into [...]

5-Step Guide to Your New Puppy

Bringing home a puppy is exciting, but can be overwhelming, too. Where do you start, with so much to think about? Your Livingston Veterinary Hospital team is a great resource for all things puppy. Here are five tips for the best possible start with your new pal.  #1: Gather puppy supplies Before your puppy comes [...]

Watch Out for That Tree! Pet-Safe Holiday Decorating

Dangerous holiday foods aren’t the only cause for pet owner concern this holiday season—many traditional decorations are also hazardous. If the fir (tree) has been flying at your home, it’s time for a decoration intervention. Use this guide from Livingston Veterinary Hospital to identify common but unexpected dangers in your holiday home and take extra [...]

5 Ways to Winterize Your Senior Pet

Before we know it, winter will be descending on Livingston again. And while every snowy season looks the same to us, aging pets experience new challenges from year to year that require special attention and preparation.  As you stock up on supplies, test the generator, and prepare to settle in for some short days and [...]

Reunited—5 Reasons To Microchip Your Pet

One in three pets goes missing in their lifetime.  What if that one pet is yours? While no pet owner wants to think about this possibility, knowing that a pet’s microchip will greatly improve the chances for a happy ending is priceless. Pet microchips provide safe, effective, and permanent identification for dogs and cats—and give [...]

Let Them Be Cats! Feline Enrichment

Is your cat a creature of habit by choice or necessity?  While dogs can explore the world, go to training classes, and enjoy a wide selection of chew toys and games, cats are often left to their own devices for entertainment and personal satisfaction. Unfortunately, the indoor cat’s restricted lifestyle limits their options to engage [...]

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