Sharing the Love of the Season: Holiday Pet Food Drives and Fundraisers

When we think of the season, gratitude is a word that comes to mind. We are grateful for all of the things we have and the love we have in our lives. Our lives, as well as our pets’ lives, are full. We have shelter, food, warmth, and all of the things to make a happy, contented life. But for shelter and rescue pets, this may not be their story.

Animal charities rely on area pet owners to help cover the basics of pet care and to raise money for much needed pet services. They rely on volunteers with a big heart like you to give neglected pets a chance at a new life. The team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital want to spotlight the need for holiday pet food drives and other charitable ways to help homeless pets.

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Find Freedom From Pet Anxiety and Stress This Independence Day

pet anxietyIt’s rare to find an animal who’s seemingly unaware of or unbothered by their surroundings. To be sure, cats and dogs are typically hyper-alert when it comes to their environment – especially if there are loud noises or disruption in routine. Add to this a dizzying array of tasty food, fireworks, soaring temps, and playful children, and you’ve got a recipe for pet escape. Whether it’s just down the street or beneath the bed, pet anxiety and stress are very real threats to an animal’s safety and wellbeing.

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Have No Worries With Our Pet Party Safety Tips

pet party safetyFrom Easter all the way through Labor Day, families schedule backyard get-togethers and BBQ’s. What’s not to love? Absolutely nothing – except for the inherent dangers to your pet. It may not seem like pet party safety is a prerequisite for fun, but without extra care and vigilance at parties, your pet could find big trouble.

Screening Time

Does your pet enjoy the company of others or does he or she tend to act up when the doorbell rings over and over? A highly sociable animal can make the party even more lively, but one that’s shy, timid, or stressed may find the situation untenable.

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Good Combo? The Truth About Holiday Plants and Pets

Peace at ChristmasIt’s possible that your pet shows little interest in your recently purchased potted beauty, but if it’s wrapped in shiny red or green material, take heed. While certain holiday plants add a great deal to your home’s holiday aesthetic, they have the frightening potential to cause a pet emergency. Your friends at Rocklin Ranch understand these concerns and offer the best tips concerning holiday plants and pets.

All the Pretty Little Things

With all the sparkles, glitter, and blinking lights, the holidays take on a certain magical quality. Likewise, bannisters wrapped in garlands of evergreen and decorative wreaths and centerpieces add a warm holiday appeal to any home. If you can keep these holiday plants and pets apart, you’ll be taking preventive measures against a potential poisoning or other emergency.

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‘Tis the Season: Your Guide to the Best Pet Gifts of 2016

Playing with her cat for ChristmasThe holiday shopping season has begun in earnest, and if you’re like the majority of pet owners in the United States, your pets are included in your gift list. With so many amazing options when it comes to pet toys, treats, and gadgets available, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one (or three!).

Never fear, your team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here! After an exhaustive search, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorites for you. Our guide to the season’s best pet gifts is sure to please even the most discerning pet.

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Holiday Gifts That Will Knock Your Pet’s Socks Off

iStock_000051511110_LargeIf you are like us, you have a long list of people to shop for this holiday season, and a decreasing amount of time to accomplish it all. A trusted ally in the  holiday gift-giving blitz, your pet may keep your holiday surprises from other family members, but where is he or she on your list?

If you haven’t yet thought about what to possibly give your pet or you have trouble making up your mind, Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital would like to offer some ideas to help you knock the socks of your pet this holiday season. Assuming, of course, that your pet wears socks… Continue…