A cat playing in a bag

If you’ve ever read one of our pet care blogs, you know that we always have an eye on pet safety. The prevention of illness or injury tops our list of priorities, and we want our valued community of pet owners to know that we’re always here to answer questions and address concerns. To that end, we’re proud to deliver relevant information to our clients each month in the form of our pet care blogs.  

Thank You for Reading Our Pet Care Blogs!

Our veterinarians, staff members, and customer service representatives extend a heartfelt thank you to our readers and clients. Our goal is to encourage responsible pet ownership and highlight major priorities of pet health care. Thank you so much for being part of this endeavor!

Now, without further ado, please enjoy Androscoggin Animal Hospital’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018!

#5: The Keys to Pet Hiking Safety
The hills are alive with the sound of music (of course), but they’re also brimming with wildlife, budding foliage, and beautiful trails. It’s time to get out into nature and enjoy all that Maine has to offer – a fact that’s not lost on an adventurous dog. Everyone’s chomping at the bit to get out for a better view, but without a thorough understanding – and application – of pet hiking safety, your day trip could go from lovely to dangerous in minutes. Read more!

pet hiking safety

#4: Flea and Tick Prevention to Protect Your Pet (and Family)
They’re here! That’s right… Flea and tick season is in the works, and for those of us living in regions rife with these warm weather pests, prevention is a top priority. Whether meandering through the woods with your favorite Fido or combatting the flea invasions which always seems to occur this time of year, the question is: how do we keep the parasites away? Continue reading…

#3: Fork in the Road: How Is a Cat Friendly Veterinarian Better than the Rest?
Because we understand and value this important decision, Androscoggin Animal Hospital went through the training, education, and evaluation necessary to earn the title of Fear Free Certified Professional. We maintain the distinction of a Cat Friendly Practice, and we’re thrilled we can pass the best possible care onto your cat. So, what are the benefits of having a cat friendly veterinarian? Meow?

#2: Making Senior Pet Care a Priority
They’re always delighted to see us, they forgive us instantly, and snuggling with them is one of the best parts of our day. There’s no doubt that our pets mean the world to us. Whether we raised them from babyhood or adopted an older pet, providing the best care as they age should be a top priority for every owner. Read on!

An old dog on a deck

#1: Puppy and Kitten Vaccination
Puppies and Kittens are born with an immune system that is immature so they are very susceptible to infection with common diseases. When Puppies and Kittens are not properly vaccinated they are at risk of infection from these life threatening diseases that are easily prevented with proper and timely vaccination. Keep reading…

A Healthy New Year

As we begin a new year, we hope 2019 is filled with good health and happiness for all the animals and loved ones in your life. We look forward to continue serving you and your pet. Cheers!