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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 [...]

7 Vital Reasons to Vaccinate Your Pet

Vaccination is a life-saving gift for your pet. Let’s be honest. Pet vaccines can feel unimportant—they are simply something you do annually, because you received a reminder, and you love your pet. However, a deceptively simple vaccination can have an extraordinary impact, saving innumerable cats and dogs around the world, and improving public health. Livingston [...]

Heat Safety for Pets When It’s So Hot That …

The excessive temperatures in Montana have everyone searching for ways to keep cool. Your pet is feeling the heat too, and they cannot thermoregulate their body temperature when subjected to extremely hot weather. Our team at Livingston Veterinary Hospital wants to suggest steps you can take to keep your pet from overheating.   Air conditioning [...]

5 Building Blocks To Help Your New Cat Love Veterinary Visits

A 2013 Bayer Healthcare study showed that 58% of cat owners reported that their cats hated going to the veterinarian. While angry cats are never pleasant, regular visits increase the likelihood of a long and healthy life. Keeping a cat away from the exam room may decrease short-term stress, but shorten their lifespan.  Why are [...]

Are You Pet-pared? 5 Ways to Include Your Pet in Your Disaster Plan

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get it all done, from Zoom calls, to home chores, to running errands, to furry pals always reminding you it’s meal- or playtime. However, home emergencies, or natural disasters, can strike at a moment’s notice, and taking time to prepare yourself and your pet [...]

Keep Your Pet Safe from the Top 10 Toxins

Pets can get into mischief, putting their noses and paws into hazardous places, and wreaking havoc on your plans. To help pet-proof your home against toxic dangers, the Livingston Veterinary Hospital team reviewed the toxicities most frequently reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Here are the ASPCA’s top 10 toxicities, with links for [...]

4 Ways to Help Your Pet Stay Happy and Healthy

Your furry pal is a constant companion who showers you with love and devotion, so you want to keep them happy and healthy for many years to come. There’s no better way to reward your beloved pet for their lifetime of adoration than by ensuring their good health. To keep your pet in tip-top shape, [...]

The Heart of the Matter: Understanding Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Pets

Our four-legged companions are family, and over time, pet parents are able to recognize the most subtle changes in how their pets feel or behave. From missing a meal to turning down their favorite treat or ignoring their favorite toy, recognizing when our pets are sick or not feeling well is easy. However, some illnesses, [...]

Planning for Your Pet’s Future: Understanding Pet Health Insurance

Welcoming a four-legged friend into your family ensures a life full of joy, wet noses, wagging tails, and lots of cuddles. Pets are the best listeners and are loyal, faithful friends, so we naturally want to do everything we can to ensure they are healthy and happy throughout their lives. However, caring for your grey [...]

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