The Human Animal Bond: The Many Ways Pets Influence Our Health

human animal bondPet owners almost unanimously view pets as members of the family. With the rich emotional support we receive from them, it’s no surprise we integrate them into most facets of our busy lives. The beneficial relationship between owners and their pets may seem like a novelty, but the human animal bond has existed for ages. Yes, we go to great lengths to ensure their health, happiness, and comfort (even at the expense of our own sometimes), but it’s incorrect to assume we get nothing in return.

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Winter Pet Grooming 101

winter pet groomingThanks to our relatively mild winters in Rocklin, there’s often little excuse for staying indoors in front of the fire all season long. Because most pets are thrilled to be outdoors regardless of the temperature, winter pet grooming considerations should take center stage in order to keep our little guys and gals healthy, happy (and pretty!) all season long.

Why Winter Pet Grooming?

Cold rains, chilly winds, and the occasional snow and ice that classify winter in Rocklin can wreak havoc on our pet’s skin, fur, and paw pads. Winter pet grooming means making sure that these important areas of our pet’s bodies are protected and cared for.

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Countdown To Spooksville: The Best In Pet Halloween Costumes And Safety

pet halloween costumesIs dressing up your dog, cat, guinea pig, parakeet, snake, or bearded dragon lizard in a Halloween costume a cherished holiday tradition for your family? After all, what could be cuter than a dachshund in a hot dog costume, a kitty in fairy wings, or a snake wearing a cute little hat?

If finding the perfect costume for your furry bundle of joy is part of your Halloween plan, look no further. Your friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital have come up with a list of our favorite pet Halloween costumes, along with some safety tips, of course!

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How to Love a Cat and Be Loved in Return

love a catFew would argue against a feline’s natural beauty, grace, and intelligence. They’re undoubtedly one of the few creatures that seem to have “tamed” us – instead of the other way around. Nowadays, cat lovers not only accept them as close companions, but we embrace all their funny proclivities and oddball behaviors. Still, it can be hard to love a cat and understand the ways cats return the feeling.

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