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What Are Anal Glands in Pets?

What Are Anal Glands in Pets?

What's that smell? If your pooch is scooting along the carpet or you've noticed a horrible smell coming from their tail end, your pet may be experiencing anal gland issues.    What are anal glands in pets? Anal glands are two small, oval-shaped sacs that sit...

3 Hidden Dangers in Dog Parks

3 Hidden Dangers in Dog Parks

Warmer weather is approaching, and we know your furry friends are itching to get to the park, but they hold a host of hidden dangers. Here are three potential hazards of dog parks.   #1: Professionals do not supervise canine interactions at dog parks One of the...

At-Home Dental Care Options for Pets

At-Home Dental Care Options for Pets

You tried, but the stress from trying to brush your pet’s teeth simply isn’t worth it. But, you have other options. If toothbrushing seems out of reach for your pet, try one or more of the following methods to support their dental health.   #1: Dental treats and...

Why Does My Dog Lick Their Paws?

Why Does My Dog Lick Their Paws?

Why does your dog lick their paws? Many pet owners become frustrated by the non-stop paw-licking and want to help their dogs overcome this condition. Before busting out the socks or the cone of shame for your pooch, discover the underlying cause, so you can treat and...

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

Does your pooch struggle to focus when out on their afternoon strolls? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, making your daily walk less than pleasant. January is National Walk Your Dog month—the perfect time...

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

Despite their fur coat, pets are as susceptible to cold and snow as people and can quickly succumb to frostbite, hypothermia, and other winter-related conditions. So, follow these three tips to help protect your four-legged friend from the dangers of cold and snow....

Ways to Manage Pet Cognitive Dysfunction

Ways to Manage Pet Cognitive Dysfunction

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: 3 Ways to Manage Cognitive Dysfunction At Home As your senior pet enters their golden years, they may not age gracefully. Instead, they may begin getting stuck in corners, waiting at the wrong side of the door to go outside, or pacing...

Build a Pet First Aid Kit

Build a Pet First Aid Kit

Each September, National Disaster Preparedness Month and Washington Family Vet Clinic encourages people to prepare for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. As a pet owner, you have an extra responsibility to prep your pet for disaster....