Vaccines for Indoor Pets: Is My Pet At Risk?

“Why does my pet need vaccines if she’s indoors all the time?” This is a common question asked by pet owners to their veterinarians. It may seem like a waste of money, but in reality there are some very good reasons to make sure your indoor pets are protected from infectious diseases. And keeping them indoors does not necessarily eliminate your pet’s risk of disease.

Unfortunately, many pets don’t see their veterinarian on an annual basis. A vaccination program coupled with annual wellness visits is critical to their overall health and well-being. And because some infectious diseases can be spread to humans, Maywood Veterinary Clinic is certain that vaccinating your indoor pet is the best way to not only protect them, but your entire family as well.

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Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Stressful: What to Do About Pet Anxiety

Pet anxiety caused by fireworks or thunder can be a problem.Just when your pet thought they could slip into an endless routine of naps in the shade, watermelon at snack time, and flowery evening walks, they get a rude, loud awakening. While we love the fireworks, BBQs, and parades, these quintessential summer events have the power to wreak havoc on an animal’s sense of inner calm.

How can you prevent pet anxiety this summer? With our foolproof tips and tricks!

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Pet anxiety is difficult for everyone. Removing or minimizing triggers can help, but sometimes pet owners don’t know the cause. If you do know what makes your pet upset, you’ll do what you can to mitigate their symptoms. Sometimes a bit of professional help is necessary. Continue…

An Unexpected Sound: Heart Murmurs in Pets

heart murmurs in pets“Did you know that Fluffy has a heart murmur?” Those words are enough to stop just about any pet owner in their tracks. Anything involving the heart not working properly is intimidating, yet heart murmurs in pets are a very common problem that we diagnose here at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic.

Read on to learn about diagnosing (and possibly treating) heart murmurs, should we hear that unexpected sound at your pet’s next visit.

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