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Having a Plan Can Soothe Noise Anxiety in Pets

Summer is the busiest time of the year. While your pet may seem to go with the flow, they probably wouldn’t argue with an extended nap in the hammock with their favorite person. 

But even quiet times can be punctuated with construction noise, traffic, lawn mowers, weed wackers, sirens, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and other sounds that have the potential to upset even the calmest animals. 

Similarly, thunderstorms and fireworks are common triggers of noise anxiety in pets. Fortunately, there are strategies to soothe and settle powerful fear reactions. 

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Stumped? Not With Our Top Pet Gift Ideas of the Season

pet gift ideasIt may seem indulgent to purchase and wrap presents for pets, but it’s actually very thoughtful. While we can’t necessarily speak for your pet in this situation, our best guess is that they appreciate anything you give them. Like us, animals like new stuff. They love to make things theirs. Whether it’s by slobbering all over them, cuddling them, or batting them about, the following pet gift ideas aim to please everyone in your household.

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‘Tis the Season of Safety: Your Guide to Safe Pet Gifts

Peace at ChristmasRegardless of whether your pet was naughty or nice this year, you are probably adding them to your holiday shopping list. Here at Clairmont Animal Hospital, we agree that our pets deserve to share in our holiday traditions, but it’s also important to keep their safety in mind.

Finding safe pet gifts is an important responsibility, and one that we don’t take lightly. We’ve put together a list of gift ideas that we think are just perfect for showing your furry friend how much you appreciate him or her this holiday season.
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Holiday Pet Treats to Remember All Year

Dog Biscuits made with pumpkin and bacon in Christmas stockingMost owners consider their pets to be close members of the family, so it makes sense to want to indulge them during the holidays. Unfortunately, this doesn’t include sneaking them scraps of turkey or stuffing under the table. That’s why we’ve gathered some delicious holiday pet treats that your fur pal will find both filling and satisfying.

Before the Goodness

Weight gain during the holidays isn’t restricted to humans. A decline in outdoor exercise paired with tasty holiday indulgences can add a few pounds to your pet’s waistline. If you have doubts about your pet’s weight or diet, please let us know. We can help develop a plan to support your companion’s seasonal wellness.
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Halloween Safety for Pets

iStock_000004184370_LargeHalloween can be a spooky time for everyone involved, especially our pets. From costumed strangers to eerie decorations, it can be difficult for our pets to process the festivities. Add poisonous candy and dangerous decor to the mix and you have one boiling witch’s cauldron worth of a potential pet disaster on your hands!

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Keeping Your Pets Safe: The Best Christmas Gift Ever

Christmas kittenA safe pet is a happy pet, and a happy pet is what pet owners strive for. It can be difficult to keep some pets from getting into trouble, though; and during the holiday season that task can be even more difficult than usual…

Keep Your Pets Safe in the Kitchen This Holiday Season

Many people’s kitchens are a bustling place this time of year. However, the kitchen can be a dangerous place for pet. In addition to dangers of sharp, hot, and “coming through!”, it is important to keep food items that can be hazardous to pets out of reach. Tasty holiday treats are often tempting to the four-legged members of our household and should be stored with care. Continue…