Does Your Pet Need an Eye Dogtor?

Funny photo of dog wearing eyeglass during an eye exam.

No one expects the family doctor to manage complicated endocrine diseases, clean teeth, and perform open heart surgery. Rather, human physicians tend to be fairly specialized.

In veterinary medicine, we are also lucky to have specialists in various areas. One specialty area of veterinary medicine is ophthalmology, or ocular care. While an eye specialist for dogs may not be necessary for every pet, at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital, we are thankful to have their expertise when needed. 

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Should You Adopt a Senior Pet? Absolutely!

Adopt a senior dog.

All pets are worthy and deserving of stable, safe, comfortable homes regardless of their species, breed, gender, or age. That being said, however, younger pets generally enjoy faster adoption rates than older ones. And while most of us are helpless against the overwhelming cute factor attached to kittens and puppies, there is truly nothing like living with an older pet who knows themselves and anticipates when certain things are about to happen. If you’ve been wondering about what it’s like to adopt a senior pet, we’d like to welcome you to one of life’s greatest gifts. 

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Open Wide: Supporting Pet Dental Health at Home and at our Hospital

pet dental healthIf you had to choose between taking a shower every day or brushing your teeth, would you vote for a clean mouth? To be sure, there’s nothing better than that fresh feeling, but have you ever skipped a day, week, month, or longer? Probably not. If it’s unacceptable for us, then it makes sense for pet dental health to take its turn in the spotlight.

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Growing Old Gracefully: A Focus on Senior Pet Wellness

An older dog looking up thoughtfullyDespite the fact that aging brings certain changes to health and well-being, the idea that aging itself is a disease is a misconception. Many health issues associated with aging are avoidable with proper veterinary care and prevention.

November is senior pet wellness month! If you want the best life for your very best friend, the team at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital is here to help.

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