Recognizing and Treating Pain in Pets

pain in petsPain is an unfortunate part of life; but it serves a purpose insofar that it alerts us to illness and protects us from injury. Sadly, when pain is chronic or intense, our quality of life can diminish – worse still, this is just as true for our pets as it is for us.

Pets are particularly adept in masking signs of pain. This tendency is part of their DNA and a throwback to their ancestors’ days as wild animals, when showing pain meant exposing themselves as possible prey. Because of this, when pets do express pain, it’s not always obvious to their owners.

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Snug as a Bug: Choosing the Right Pet Bed and Furnishings

pet bedA pet bed is just a pet bed, right? …Er, not so much. In fact, like our own preferences for a bed or other furnishings around the house, your pet also needs an individualized approach to their bed and other home furnishings. This is not just a matter of ‘comfy and cozy’ alone, but also one of health and general well-being.

If you have wondered whether or not your pet’s bedding, pet food station, and other belongings are the best fit for their needs, the Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital team has some tips and recommendations for you!

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Moving? Understanding Feline Behavior Will Help Ease the Transition

feline behaviorRelocating is probably one of life’s most stressful situations. Even if you’re not moving far away, you still have to pack up your entire house, and if you’re down-sizing, you have some serious space issues to consider. Your cat has probably picked up on this change, especially if there have been garage sales or visiting buyers or renters for your current place. This can all be deeply upsetting to a cat who depends on routine. However, when you anticipate feline behavior, you can take better care of your cat’s needs.

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Safe At Home: Introducing Your Pet And New Baby

For parents, welcoming a new baby into the family is one of life’s greatest moments. Unfortunately, this wonderful milestone in our lives may be a confusing and upsetting one for our four-legged family members.

Introducing a pet and new baby can be tricky, but with the right attitude and plenty of preparation, the transition can be a smooth one. Let your team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital pave the way!

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