MISUNDERSTOOD DOG BREEDS: A BAD RAP

iStock_000043486410_Large.jpgIf you have ever tried to rent an apartment with a pet, you know that it can be a little bit of a pain. Pet deposits, care stipulations, and even breed restrictions can leave pet owners feeling overwhelmed and even a little bit hurt. After all, why is someone with a Rottweiler sent packing even if the dog is an obedience champion?

There are quite a few misunderstood dog breeds out there. Take a minute to learn who they are, how they are discriminated against, and what you can do to set the record straight. Continue…

National Pet Diabetes Month – Know the Signs, Reduce the Risk

iStock_000019303872_LargeWhen people hear the word diabetes they often associate it with epidemic of type II diabetes among people, but lifestyle and diet related conditions are on the rise among pets as well. And, while there are numerous factors that correlate with the disease in cats and dogs, pet diabetes is most often linked to age and obesity.

In observance of National Pet Diabetes Month, we at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital want to cover some of the steps to preventing diabetes as well as how you can help your diabetic pet live the healthiest life possible. Continue…

Healthy Fall Treats For Pets

Rocklin_iStock_000043176720_Large.jpgPet parents the world over are intimately familiar with their furry friend’s passionate love of treats. Unfortunately most of the commercially available pet treats are high in fat and calories and low in nutrition.

It’s no secret that we care about your pet’s health at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, and with that in mind we have created a list of healthy fall treats for pets ideas that are sure to induce a frenzy of tail wagging or purring, without the guilt. Continue…