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Lost in Translation—4 Tips for Understanding Your Pet’s Blood Work

Have you ever looked at your pet’s blood work results and thought, “Huh?” If so, you’re not alone. While blood work is an invaluable diagnostic tool for your veterinarian, to anyone outside the medical field, it’s a jumble of letters, numbers, and colors. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to veterinary school to gain a [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Care for Seizing Pets

Seizures are frightening and disorienting for both pet and owner, but knowing how to respond and what to expect can remove some of the inevitable fear and stress, and help you take appropriate action to care for your pet. Pet seizures explained Seizures are the temporary disturbance of normal electrical signaling or activity in the [...]

6 Toxins That Can Harm Your Pet

Pets are curious, and we love that about them. But curiosity can get them into trouble if we aren’t diligent about keeping potentially harmful substances secure and out of reach. But, how do you know which common household items are the most toxic? Our team at Homestead Animal Hospital is here to share some of [...]

Pet Dental Health Care—Say “Ah”

Are you concerned about your pet’s dental health? You definitely should be. Most pets have some degree of periodontal disease by the time they reach 3 years of age, and this condition can significantly affect your pet’s overall health. Our team at Homestead Animal Hospital explains why pet dental health care is so important, and [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet Needs Year-Round Parasite Protection

New York winters can be quite cold, and you may be tempted to suspend your pet’s parasite prevention protocol—surely the nasty critters can’t live in these frightful conditions. Don’t be so hasty! Our team at Homestead Animal Hospital explains why your pet needs year-round parasite protection. #1: Fleas can be problematic for your pet all [...]

Hello, My Name is … 10 Steps for Successful Pet Introductions

Welcoming a new pet can be exciting, but also uncertain. No matter how much you plan, knowing how your current four-legged family members will accept your new pet is impossible. For the best chance at success, select a new pet who is a good match for your lifestyle, and your current pack. Then, ensure a [...]

FAQ’s About Pet-Safe Treats

Halloween is a great time to indulge in treats, and your pet wants to be included in the fun. However, not all treats found at Halloween parties and in trick-or-treat bags are safe for your pet. Our team at Homestead Animal Hospital would like to answer some frequently asked questions concerning pet safe treats, to [...]

How to Successfully Give Your Pet Oral Medication

Does your pill-hating pet need medication? Don’t panic! Your pet will sense your stress and react fearfully or defensively. Instead, use these tips from the Homestead Animal Hospital team, to set up your pet for successful medicating. Safety first—Have an honest conversation with us about medicating your pet Speak to our veterinarians if you cannot [...]

A Cat Owner’s Guide to 3 Common Feline Viral Infections

Few things in life are cuter than a young, fluffy kitten who is exploring their new home, and discovering the perfect hiding and resting spots, like your laundry basket full of unfolded clothes, or between your feet while you work in your home office. Most cats will try to convince their owners to let them [...]

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