First Impressions: Welcoming a New Pet to Your Household

A Dog New Home

With any major change that impacts the family, a smooth transition depends on thoughtful conversation and careful introduction. This is true when you bring a new pet into the home. If you adopt a pet, there will be some considerable changes in the household dynamic. Who will be responsible for daily care? What are the ground rules for your new pet? How will you navigate, as a family, behavior challenges? 

If you are bringing a new pet to your household, there are some important things to consider first. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to explain.

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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick

Sick Cat

Despite being one of America’s most beloved pets, cats receive less veterinary care. This can be explained by the general fear and loathing of travel kennels and car trips. However, perhaps more to the point is the fact that cats appear to be fine even when they’re not. Cats mask symptoms, something not hard to do considering the signs that a cat is sick can be extremely subtle. As a result, cat owners should know what to look for and when to seek help.

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Tread Lightly: Navigating Paw Problems in Pets

Cat Paws

Their eyes may be the windows to their souls, but our pets rely on their feet for a lot, too. From navigating their world to participating in instinctual behaviors to a playful romp, paws are important. In fact, at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital we see, on a daily basis, how paw problems can plague our pet patients. Recognizing, diagnosing, and treating these problems are an important part of caring for paw health. 

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