Busting Myths About Skin Conditions in Pets

It’s amazing how many people believe the myths and misinformation about skin care that swirl around us. Often, the claims are obviously too good to be true. You know you can’t banish decades of wrinkles in 10 minutes with a miraculous cream or reverse 20 years of sun damage with a magic pill. When it [...]

Food for Thought: Discovering Your Pet’s Optimal Diet

Your pet’s diet is one of the most important decisions you can make for your beloved companion. With so many options available, from dry kibble to raw diets and everything in between, navigating the pet nutrition world can be overwhelming. Learn how to feed your dog or cat a nutritious diet by following this simple [...]

Enter At Your Own Risk: Pet Hazards Hidden in Your Home

While your home may seem like a haven, everyday household items that could seriously threaten your pet’s health are hiding everywhere. Learn about these common household hazards and potentially toxic items, so you can better protect your pet. #1: Household plants Many common household plants, such as lilies, philodendrons, dieffenbachia, and aloe vera, can be [...]

4 Pet Dental Care Myths Debunked

Dental disease is a common pet health problem, and the many misconceptions about the condition may cause pet owners to care inadequately for their pet’s oral health. Many periodontal problems are hidden below the gumline, which make them difficult to detect without a professional examination. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and to celebrate, [...]

Cold Weather Safety for Your Pet

Winter in New York, while beautiful and exciting, can pose dangers for your pet. Our Homestead Animal Hospital team wants to ensure that you have all the information, plus our tips, on enjoying the outdoors with your pet while staying protected from bitter temperatures. Who doesn’t love watching them gallivant through the snow? Protect your [...]

Holiday Food and Your Pets: Creating a Safe Tablescape

The holidays are filled with joy, beauty, and, most importantly, food. Cookie exchanges, potluck dinners, and large meals are standard during the holiday season, and pets naturally want to join the fun. Pet owners also want to share their delicious meals with their furry pals, especially during a season when the emphasis is on giving [...]

5 Ways to Support Your Pet Through Their Senior Years

Each life stage your pet enters requires specialized care to ensure they remain happy and healthy and by your side for many years. As your furry pal enters their senior years, they experience a new set of unique health and wellness challenges that can impact their quality of life. Fortunately, you can help your senior [...]

Beating Obesity: How to Manage Your Pet’s Weight

An increasing percentage of U.S. cats and dogs are becoming obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 59% of dogs and 61% of cats were classified as overweight or obese in 2022. These figures have increased since APOP’s 2018 study in which the organization reported that 55.8% of dogs and 59.5% of [...]

7 Feline Arthritis Facts

As your cat ages, they may slow down, running and playing less. Some of these are normal aging signs, but they may also indicate your whiskered pal has a painful disease. Cats instinctively hide their misery, but up to 90% of older cats suffer from osteoarthritis, experiencing reduced mobility and pain.  Feline arthritis treatment options [...]

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

If you are considering welcoming a new four-legged family member, finding the right pet is critical to helping ensure the relationship is a success. Our Homestead Animal Hospital team thinks every family is better with a pet, and we offer tips to help you choose the right furry friend for your household. #1: Ensure your [...]

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