Overnight Pet Care

DogsInSpaceIf you are planning on traveling out of town over spring break, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, or even this summer, then there is no better place for your pet to be than the overnight suites at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s new location.

We know that leaving your pet in someone else’s care can be stressful – both for you, and your pet, but it doesn’t need to be. At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we have taken the utmost care in creating a fun and caring environment for your pet to stay and play, while you’re away. So whether your four-legged friend will be a guest in one of our Kitty Condos, or our Junior or Master Canine Suites, you can enjoy your travels knowing that your pet is having a stay-cation to remember with the first-class overnight pet care at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital. Continue…

Parasite Prevention and Your Pet

Itching Tabby Cat, CloseupContrary to popular belief, protecting your pet from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes –and the diseases they cause – is not a seasonal affair. To effectively combat the dangers these parasitic pests pose to your pets, parasite prevention must be a year-round commitment.

This is especially true in Rocklin, where the temperatures seldom dip to the point of freezing these pests into dormancy. With the mild temps and ample environmental opportunity, our community is prime for the threats that fleas, ticks, and heartworm-bearing mosquitoes can pose.

Why Year-Round Parasite Prevention Matters

Even if we did live in a climate where fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes were only active for a few months a year, year-round parasite prevention would still be a must.

Here’s why:

Pets and people do travel, and can bring unwelcome and unintended guests with them. Likewise, even if it’s cold enough to slow these parasites Continue…

The Litter Box Lament: Troubleshooting Your Cat’s Litter Box Behavior

CatThe number one reason that cats are given up at animal shelters, and ultimately euthanized, is bad litter box behavior. But did you know that cats instinctively want to cover their waste and keep their environment clean?

This means that your cat’s bad habits are fixable with a little patience and some investigative work. Before you say so-long to your feline, try troubleshooting your kitty’s behavior instead.

Visit Your Veterinarian

The first thing you should do when your cat begins exhibiting bad elimination behaviors is visit your veterinarian. Often your cat’s change in his or her waste management habits are linked to medical reasons that can be cured. Continue…

Does My Pet Have Fleas?

ScratchingDogIf you notice your dog or cat endlessly scratching, or licking and chewing at his or her paws, your first thought might not be, “Does my pet have fleas?” but it should be.

Fleas are small parasites that feast on the blood of animals and people. When their saliva comes in contact with the skin, it can cause an allergic reaction that includes itching, redness, swelling and irritation. Once fleas get established on your pet and in your home, it’s not long before everyone is miserable.

If you have ever battled fleas, you know how difficult they can be to get rid of. And you’ve also probably learned how important it is to prevent a flea problem in the first place.

But if this is your first time dealing with fleas, don’t lose hope. While treating a flea-infested pet and home can be somewhat costly and time consuming, it is a battle that can be won. Continue…