Did you know?

  • Dogs are a domesticated subspecies of the gray wolf.
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

AAHA Accredited for over 35 yearsWe are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority.

Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.
Visit aaha.org/petowner.

The Front Door is Open!!!

Your new reception roomOn Monday, June 18th, Pulaski Animal Hospital opened the new front door after 6½ long months of construction. There is still some work to be completed but nothing that prevents us from using the new space. Thank You to all of the clients for having patience during the rebuilding project. While you may have enjoyed sitting in our very cramped kitchen you are going to be amazed by and truly love your new reception room.

To Neuter or Not To Neuter?
That is the question!

Myths and facts. Making the decision to spay or neuter a pet is very difficult for some people. There are many myths about these procedures.

Facts. Spaying a female pet and neutering or castrating a male pet are surgical sterilization procedures. They are done to prevent the unwanted birth of animals by removing the reproductive organs. The procedures are done under general anesthesia so your pet does not feel pain or discomfort.
Age. Spaying and neutering are usually done when the animal is at least 6 months old.
Surgery. The surgery takes from 20 to 60 minutes. Your pet likely will spend one night in the hospital for monitoring and rest.
Home care is minimal.

How Much Is That Doggie In the Window…

Commitment and responsibility. Getting a dog is a big commitment. It is a reasonability that can last up to 15 years. At times it requires getting in the middle of the night, frequent visits to the veterinarian, or loss of a favorite item because it turned into a chew toy. A pet also carries a financial commitment; food, toys, grooming and medical care are all needed and costly. Lastly, your biggest change will involve your time. Plan your daily walks, periods for play and time for training.

How much? How many?

Overweight Pet?

By: Angelica Bialek, DVM

Diet??Is your dog overweight? Canine obesity is a growing problem. At least 25 percent of all dogs are overweight. Many owners think that a dog in the recommended weight range is too thin and that a plump dog is just right. Wrong.

How to measure what's overweight.   Considering the animal's weight in just pounds and ounces is not an ideal way to measure fitness.  Different breeds have different ideal weights.  A better method of measurement is to touch and to look.
Examine your dog's ribs and waist.  On a dog at the correct weight, individual ribs can be easily felt and the abdomen is slightly sucked in when viewed from the front and side. Your veterinarian can assist you with this assessment.

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