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The Importance of Socialization in Pets

The Importance of Socialization in Pets

3 Ways Inadequate Socialization Can Affect Your Pet’s Life Ensuring your pet has a variety of positive experiences in the world around them will help give them the tools they need to adjust to whatever life throws at them. Well-socialized pets grow into happy,...

Tips for Making a Pet Disaster Plan

Tips for Making a Pet Disaster Plan

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet in an emergency? If you’re feeling uncertain about the safety of your pet, take these steps to ensure they're safe if the unthinkable becomes a reality.   #1: Ensure your pet is always wearing current...

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

Your cat may experience pain for numerous reasons, including joint issues, dental problems, urinary tract infections, and kidney disease due to its static nature. It's important to keep yourself educated on the subtle pain cues your cat exhibits to help ensure they...

6 Signs of Allergies in Your Pet

6 Signs of Allergies in Your Pet

6 Signs of Allergies in Your Pet The spring and summer seasons are prime allergy seasons for you and your pet. However, while the mechanism for allergies is the same—the body’s immune system overreacts to a normal substance and mounts an abnormal response—your furry...

Back-to-School Tips for Pets

Back-to-School Tips for Pets

3 Tips to Help Your Dog Beat Back-to-School Boredom Summer is coming to an end, which means your kids will be heading back to school soon. While you may be looking forward to a quiet home, your playful pooch may have a different opinion about the change of pace. Help...

Common Water Dangers for Pets

Common Water Dangers for Pets

Ready for some fun in the sun with your furry friend? Before you jump into the pool with your furry friend, read our team's list of common water dangers for pets.   #1: Your pet is unable to swim effectively Swimming is natural for four-legged creatures, right?...

Making a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

Making a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

With July 4th right around the corner, you'll want to make sure your furry friend also enjoys the holiday. Follow our team's tips to ensure that the whole family enjoys the July 4th celebration.   #1: Create a healthy barbecue menu for your pet Few things cause...

4 Tips to Enjoy Camping with Your Pet

4 Tips to Enjoy Camping with Your Pet

Check out the following tips from our team at Washington Family Veterinary Clinic to ensure your camping adventure goes smoothly.    #1: Take your pet on a camping trial run Have a trial run in your backyard to see how your pet will handle sleeping in a tent....

Does Your Dog Have Anxiety?

Does Your Dog Have Anxiety?

We love seeing our canine companions in a happy-go-lucky mood, but what happens when they aren't feeling like themselves? Humans aren't the only ones capable of experiencing anxiety. Our dogs can too. The Washington Family Veterinary Clinic team wants to help you...