Unveiling the Importance of Cat Dentistry

feline dental care.

Cats tend to not get the same level of veterinary attention that dogs do, in part due to their amazing ability to hide health issues from even the most observant owner. Feline dental care is no different, with far fewer cats receiving attention for their teeth than dogs. Cat oral health is very important, though, and Androscoggin Animal Hospital is happy to help you understand how to do better in the feline dental care department. 


Understanding & Managing Cat Separation Anxiety

cat separation anxiety.

As cat owners, we love our feline companions and want to see them happy and content. However, sometimes our furry friends can experience anxiety—known as separation anxiety—when they’re left alone. Just like humans, cats can feel stressed and anxious when separated from their loved ones or when their routines are disrupted. 

At Androscoggin Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of addressing cat behavior issues. In this post, we’ll shed some light on cat separation anxiety and provide tips on managing it effectively.


Saying Goodbye: Coping with Pet Loss

pet loss

When we sign up to become pet parents, we know that one day we’ll face the inevitable. As much as we wish that our dogs and cats could live as long as we do, their time on earth is limited. But boy, do our furry friends ever have an impact on our lives! 

That’s why losing a beloved pet is such a painful process. It’s OK to take time to grieve and mourn the very real loss you face when a pet dies. Our team at Androscoggin Animal Hospital has walked this path many times, and we’d like to share tips for coping with pet loss. 


Fun in the Sun: Keeping Your Pet Active During the Summer Months

Summer pet activity.

Summer is the perfect time to kick back, enjoy naps by the pool, and recharge. Without an agenda, we can idly drift between various relaxing endeavors. While your pet may be equally happy to indulge in the seasonal splendor, the reality is that the summer slide can have a negative impact on their endurance and day-to-day well-being. Of course, you want to pay close attention to the effects of the heat, but there’s truly no reason to ignore pet summer activities. 


The Road to Recovery: Pet Rehabilitation Therapy

Pet rehabilitation.

Anyone who has ever experienced a major injury or surgery can attest to how vital rehabilitation therapy is in the recovery process. It is only in recent years, however, that we have begun to recognize how important this type of therapy can be in our veterinary patients. 


Is Your Home Dog-Proof?

Dog-proof home.

When bringing a pet into your home, it is important to remember that they depend on us for a lot. Animals need us to provide their basic needs, keep them safe, advocate for them, and of course, they need our love and care.

Part of responsible pet ownership is being sure that your pet’s day-to-day environment is safe and secure. It is also a bonus if you can create a space where they can thrive, but also meets your functional and aesthetic requirements! Androscoggin Animal Hospital has some great pointers for how to dog-proof your home while maintaining an enjoyable living space for all. 


7 Tricks To Help Your Cat & Dog Get Along

Cats and dogs getting along.

Dogs and cats get along like oil and water. If you’re a devoted pet parent with a heart for cats and dogs alike, however, you’re probably wondering how to raise a cat and dog together. Is it possible? What can you do to help your dog and cat get along? We’ll help you learn how to get a cat and dog to bond.


Qualities to Look for When Hiring a Dog Sitter

Dog Sitter

Discovering a great dog sitter is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You can’t believe your good fortune. And when you’re searching for a dog sitter, you’re willing to look far and wide for the right person. So, how do you find a pet sitter? Androscoggin Animal Hospital has a list of traits to look for:

Boundless Enthusiasm for Pets


Holiday Treats for Pets

Homemade dog treats.

You’ve been making your holiday gift list, and your dog will soon be the lucky recipient of some must-have goodies. Because he has been such a good boy this year, you plan to lavish him with a stocking full of toys and a new bandanna. He may even get to slurp some doggie ice cream.

And for the icing on the cake, you’ll make him some tasty homemade dog treats. These vet-approved snacks are really packed with nutritious ingredients from your kitchen. You might need a separate stocking just for these tasty snacks!