Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Pain in Your Pet

For a long time, it was believed that animals did not experience pain the same way that people do. Unfortunately, that meant that pain often went unrecognized and pets were left to suffer without relief. We now understand that animals feel pain just like we do, and they endure the same debilitating consequences. With that [...]

The Importance of Immunization for Your Pet’s Health

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month, and vaccines aren’t only for people. Our pets also need to be vaccinated to prevent serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. What is immunization? An immunization, or vaccine, is the introduction of a weakened or killed form of a disease-causing microorganism into the body. By introducing the bacteria or virus in a [...]

7 Dangerous Mistakes Every Pet Owner Should Avoid this Summer

Long days bursting with fun and sun have rolled around again. With the temperatures kicking into high gear, outdoor activities can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Whether your pooch is tagging along on a hike, swimming at the beach, or enjoying a game of fetch in the backyard, be sure to practice top-notch summertime [...]

6 Myths about Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is too terrifying to mess around with partial facts and hazy myths. TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Paw Creek is here to navigate the maze that is heartworm prevention, transmission, and treatment.   Myth #1: Heartworm disease is easy to treat. Treating heartworm disease is difficult and complicated. First, your pet will be evaluated [...]

Cats and Stress: What You Need to Know

stress [stress] —noun 1. a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism 2. physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension You probably know that stress can adversely affect your health, contributing to illness, changes in weight, insomnia, and [...]