My Pet Has Fleas! What Now?

Rocklin, CA dog with fleas.

Fleas are the bane of a pet owner’s existence. These creepy crawly creatures can elicit a shudder in even the bravest dog or cat parent. If your pet has the unfortunate experience of getting fleas, Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital wants to help you get rid of them as quickly as possible:

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Staying Safe When Danger Noodles Appear

Rocklin, CA rattlesnake

We are no strangers to danger noodle encounters at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, and we want to make sure you know how to keep your pets safe from their hurt juice. Although we see many different types of sneks in the Rocklin area, danger noodles are the ultimate bad tube dudes. They slither, rattle, and tell you to back off with their teeth first. If you and your pupper or meow meow come face to face with a danger noodle, be sure to do the following:

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Boss Battles: What Do You When Your Dog Thinks He’s The Boss

A dog in glasses and a tie sits at a computer.

You pay the bills in your home, but if your dog thinks he’s the boss, it may not feel like you make all the decisions. A bossy dog might be the one setting your schedule, getting first-choice when it comes to where to sit, and pushing their noses into all of your business (literally). If you are tired of bowing down to your dog boss, Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital has some tips to help you take back control in your home:

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Fresh Home, Healthy Pet: Spring Cleaning Pet Safety Tips

A cat sniffs some cleaning supplies.

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and your home is starting to have a layer of winter dust that might be making you itch to reach for the cleaning products. Spring is in the air and so is the need to clean your home to welcome the new season. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ingredients in common cleaning products that are dangerous for animals. Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital wants to help you learn about spring cleaning pet safety so you can have a spotless home without harming your furry friends.

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A Garden to Envy: How To Avoid Planting Toxic Plants For Pets

Tropical houseplant with heart shaped leaves with velvet texture in gray flower pot on coffee table.

People who love to care for pets often love to care for plants. Although these caregiver instincts are pure, not all plants and pets can coexist peacefully and safely. Unfortunately, there are certain plants that are poisonous to our four-legged friends. There are indoor and outdoor toxic plants for pets, which means it is important to do some research before adding some flora and fauna to your home decor.

Knowing what plants you have in your home and yard is a crucial step to avoid an accidental pet poisoning. Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital wants to help you eliminate the risk to your pet while still satisfying your green thumb. Keep reading to check out our tips on avoiding these dangerous plants.

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My Pet Eats Grass… Are They Okay?

Pet dog eatting grass.

Most pet owners get used to their pets eating weird stuff. Between sticks, socks, rotten food, and waste, we can hardly be surprised by their odd cuisine choices. Of course, we want to be sure that nothing they ingest can cause dangerous intestinal obstruction, or increase choking or poisoning risks. What happens when your pet starts chomping on grass?

But when a pet eats grass as a hobby or habit, does a pet owner need to be concerned?

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To Knead Or Not To Knead; Why Does My Cat Knead?

Cat paws knead a blanket.

Anyone who has ever met a cat knows they have personalities of their own with unique behaviors that sometimes only make sense to other felines. While many people associate a satisfied purr with feelings of kitty content, there is another easy way to spot if your favorite feline is living her best life. When your cat starts to knead the furniture, his favorite blanket, or even your body, you can be sure he is in top spirits.

Cats are incredible and quirky creatures, and kneading, or making biscuits, is one of their most endearing traits. Even if you could spend hours watching your cat knead, you might still be wondering what is behind this unusual behavior. Thankfully, the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here to shed some light on why cats knead.

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Shock Collars: Training Must or Training Bust?

When it comes to training man’s best friend, many reach for shock collars to help send home a message. While shock collars can have some utility, they are really not the best choice for a first line training tool. Likewise, they also require a good deal of knowledge to utilize well.

At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital we want pet parents to understand how and when to properly use shock collars and to recognize that there are many valid alternatives. Choosing appropriate training tools for your dog can really help them to put their best paw forward. 

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Why the Wait? The COVID Edition

Rocklin CA Covid dog

If you have been to visit us or have needed our assistance at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital during the pandemic, you have probably noticed things are a bit different. Clients aren’t coming in the building, it is taking so much longer to get an appointment, and we probably aren’t getting back to you as quickly as we were previously.

If you are wondering why this is all happening, we can assure you that it isn’t because we care less or even just isolated to our veterinary hospital. Across the country, the veterinary industry is experiencing some dramatic challenges and changes. We hope that a little peek inside the veterinary clinic during COVID will help you to understand.

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Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2020

Phew! 2020 has certainly been a wild ride, hasn’t it! As we finally wrap up this year, the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital want to extend a heartfelt thank-you to our clients for seeing the year, and all its challenges, through with us.

As many of you may know by now, the passing of yet another year brings with it our annual tradition of recapping our most-read blogs of the year! It’s always a joy to peek behind the curtain and discover which blogs have resonated with pet owners throughout our community.

Ladies and gentlemen, cats and dogs, we now present you with…

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