Too Much of A Good Thing: A Pancreatitis Overview for Pet Owners

Counter-surfing or persistent pleading for scraps can be hard habits to break in pets, but this behavior is more than a simple annoyance if they eat the wrong foods. Rich, fatty foods increase a pet’s risk of developing pancreatitis, an extremely painful condition that can be life-threatening. Our team at Livingston Veterinary Hospital wants you [...]

Pet Obesity: Fact Versus Fluff

These days, you may have difficulty separating fact from fiction, and you may lose sight of pet health facts—especially their weight. Currently, more than half of all U.S. dogs and cats are overweight (i.e., 10% higher than their ideal body weight) or obese (i.e., 20% or higher than their ideal weight)—putting them at risk for [...]

6 Hunting Season Safety Tips for Pets

Summer winding down and the gorgeous fall scenery that beckons may seem the perfect time to head outdoors with your pet for a long hike through the woods. While this is certainly a wonderful time of year to get outside, keep in mind that hunting season is ramping up. Pets—and their owners—may be mistaken for [...]

4 Reasons Why Your Senior Pet Needs Annual Blood Work

We may be biased, but we believe senior pets are the best. Their muzzle may have turned grey and their body lost its graceful agility, but the pet-pet owner bond is never stronger or closer than during a pet’s golden years. Protecting that special relationship is at the heart of everything we do at Livingston [...]

Strap In: Keep Your Pet Safe During a Road Trip

Whether you and your pet are taking a quick trip across town or heading out on a weeklong adventure, prepare them to be a good—and safe—sidekick. To ensure you and your pet reach your destination safely, brush up on our Livingston Veterinary Hospital team’s car safety tips.  #1: Choose your pet’s restraint system When traveling [...]

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 [...]

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