A Cold Drink From the Toilet: Uncouth Dog Behavior (Sometimes) Makes Sense

toilet waterWe not only allow, but wholeheartedly welcome dogs to share in all the trappings of modern living. Some dogs are invited to sleep with their owners on goose-down bedding; others hang out on the sofa for the latest binge-worthy TV. Indeed, dogs are veritable members of the family. That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t collectively scratch our heads at certain canine codes of conduct. Dog behavior varies between individuals, but as a group, dogs seem to really enjoy slurping from the toilet bowl. But why?


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The Pet Hair Battle: Getting It Under Control for Good

pet haitrIf you share your space with a dog or cat, you share your space with their fur. Pet hair seems to have a mind of its own, working its way onto our clothing, furniture, carpets, and every nook and cranny imaginable, regardless of our unceasing attempts to banish it from our homes.

Here at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we deal with pet hair just as much as anyone, and over the years we have come up with a variety of effective ways to keep it under control.


Make Your Own Pet Pill Pockets

pet pill pocketsWhile it’s certainly convenient to simply purchase commercially made pet pill pockets, it’s not always economical for pet owners – or tasty for pets. Solving the problem of masking medication has never been easier than making your own pet pill pockets customized with your pet’s health (and taste buds) in mind.

The Grand Design

Pet pill pockets are, by design, very simple, but store-bought versions can add up fast for pet owners that need to give daily, or multiple medications, throughout the day ($8-13 for 30 pockets). Similarly, pets that depend on medications for life can be keen on spitting out the required dose when it comes via a tasteless pill pocket.


Keep Your Feline Friend Happy With a Catio

catioIf you’re a cat fancier who loves to keep up with trends in the world of pets, you might have heard about the “catio.”  Like a patio, catios provide access to the outdoors for our meow pals, but in a way that’s safe.

Keep reading to learn more about why a catio is so cool and how you can provide your loveable friend with hours of entertainment and fresh air.


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