Despite many years of living together, cats rarely lack the ability to surprise their owners.
Sure, we know when they’d enjoy a meal or a bathroom break, and we can sort of anticipate when they’re looking for a warm lap, but even seasoned cat owners may be hard-pressed to know exactly when hairballs might come up.
Instead, we’re shocked to hear the retching sounds in the middle of the night and stunned to step into cat hairballs left on the floor.
What is this madness all abound for?Continue…
A pop of green is often just the thing needed to brighten up a room and bring a sense of life into the home. When you have pets, though, you may need to think twice about the foliage you choose in your decor. Some plants can be hazardous to pets, and others are downright dangerous.
Before you choose to redecorate, let your friendly veterinary staff at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital shed a little light on which toxic plants to steer clear of, and which get a green light from us.Continue…
When introducing your pets to a new baby there are right and wrong ways to go about it. Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital wants to make sure that you have all the tools you need to grow your family successfully.
Preparation is Key
Chances are that your pets have been a part of your life for some time before a new family member enters the home. This means that your house is about to be flooded with all sorts of changes – new schedules, new sounds, new objects, and a new person!
To make some of these changes less shocking for your pet, consider the following:
As life in the modern world gets faster, busier, and ever more complicated, feeling overwhelmed becomes the norm. Walking in the door after a stressful day to find a familiar doggie face and wagging tail, or hearing a soothing purr as a kitty winds around your legs, can make all your worries melt away.
What makes the human-animal bond so special? It’s part science, part evolution, and part mystery – and the team at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital wants to share what we’ve discovered about this special connection.Continue…
The health of your pet’s teeth is directly related to overall physical health, from the heart to the kidneys to the liver. Yet, pet dental health is relegated to back burner so many times. At Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital, we are committed to your pet’s dental care, and believe it is a cornerstone of good health and longevity.
In order to help support your pet’s oral hygiene and health, we are here to explain how great your pet will feel when you take care of that beautiful (goofy) smile.
It’s time to walk the dog… Again. But it seems as if your feet are getting tired of the same path every day and that your dog is definitely getting bored with endlessly sniffing the same patch of grass. So you wonder – is there a better way to exercise you pet?
There is! In fact, there is a growing consensus that there are dozens of ways to exercise your pet aside from the daily walk. Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital has some ideas for ways to have fun with your pet while upping your physical conditioning game as well.Continue…
For pet owners and nature lovers, enjoying summer’s splendor with your pet is a no-brainer. Most of us understand the risks associated with heat – never leave your pet in a parked car, make sure they have access to water and shade, and stop for lots of breaks while outdoors are all important rules of thumb. However, many pet owners don’t realize the risks that hot weather poses to their pet’s paws.
Although your pet’s four paws take them everywhere they need to go, sans shoes, the pads are far more delicate than most pet owners realize. Keeping summer paw safety in mind is a must for your pet’s comfort and health.Continue…
Water is what we’re made of – whether human, cat, or dog. Depending on age and species, 60 to 80 of body mass is comprised of water.
Hot weather is has arrived, and July has been designated Pet Hydration Awareness Month. We thought it high time for some guidance about the importance of water for pets along with a few tips and tricks to keep pets hydrated.Continue…
As spring gives way to summer, pet owners in Berks County and beyond are preparing for a season of fun and frolic. But sunny days and slip-and-slides aren’t the only summer attractions that you should be planning for. After a particularly wet and wild spring, pet owners throughout Pennsylvania should also be prepared for a heavier-than-usual tick season.
At Conrad-Weiser Animal Hospital, we believe that year-round pet parasite prevention is a crucial component to your pet’s overall health and wellness. However, we also understand that many pet owners can (and do) let their pet’s parasite preventives lapse during the winter months.
If your four-legged friend fall into this category, or if you’ve never explored the need for parasite preventives before, now is the time to take the plunge. Here’s why…
Want to know the most common pet problems most veterinarians see? It turns out that pet skin problems top the list. Because there are so many different types and causes of skin issues, it can be difficult to make a diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan quickly. Skin problems often require some investigation and a lot of finesse.
At Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital, our team certainly sees its fair share of patients with skin problems. These pets are often very uncomfortable, and it’s our goal to get them feeling better as soon as possible. With this in mind, let’s review some common skin problems and what owners can do to support their pets.Continue…
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