Allergies in Pets: A Pesky Problem

Like humans, pets can suffer from allergies that cause discomfort and misery. People generally suffer from respiratory signs, but allergic pets typically develop skin, ear, and gastrointestinal (GI) problems. The Peak City Veterinary Hospital team created this guide to help pet owners learn about allergy signs, diagnosis, and management, to reduce the impact of allergies [...]

Pet Health Alert: 8 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Like humans, pets need regular medical care, because health changes can develop suddenly or slowly. But unlike humans, pets can’t verbalize that something is wrong. Tuning in to subtle changes in your pet's behavior or appearance can help you catch potential health concerns early—when they are easiest to treat. The Peak City Veterinary Hospital team [...]

Cracking the Pet Food Label Code

The information on a pet food label can be confusing. What's actually in your pet's bag of food? Understanding pet food labels’ information is essential for ensuring your furry friend receives the nutrition they need to thrive. With so many options available, deciphering pet food labels can be challenging. However, when you understand the information, [...]

Worm Worries: Protecting Your Pet From Heartworm Disease

You've likely heard of heartworm disease, but did you know your pet can become infected through a single mosquito’s bite? Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal condition that affects pets, primarily dogs and cats. Caused by parasitic worms, the disease can ravage an infected pet’s cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Prevention is paramount to [...]

How to Let Your Indoor Cat Express Their Natural Behaviors

Cats, even ones that live a life of indoor luxury, have strong instincts inherited from their wild ancestors. While we love our cats for their cuddly personalities and sweet demeanor, creating an environment where they can thrive and express their natural behaviors is important. Doing so helps reduce their stress and contributes to a happier [...]

Surprising Household Items That Are Dangerous for Pets

As a pet owner, you want to create a safe and welcoming environment for your beloved companion. However, it’s important to recognize that some common items found in your home could be harmful to your pet. At Peak City Veterinary Hospital, we want to help you keep your pet safe by highlighting some everyday things [...]

How to Medicate Your Pet: A Step-By-Step Guide from the Pros

Medicating your pet is often no easy task, but it is essential for fighting off infection, alleviating pain, managing disease, or guarding against parasites. Fortunately, many tips and tricks are available that help ensure you can medicate your pet as needed, whether your furry pal needs a specially compounded medication with an unusual flavor combination [...]

7 Common Pet Dental Health Myths

Myths and misconceptions surround pet care, with a multitude of far-fetched ideas that anyone can post online. Some common myths related to pets’ health revolve around oral health and dental care, which are crucial to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Our Peak City Veterinary Hospital team banishes common pet dental health myths. Myth #1: [...]

Does Your Pet Need Health Insurance?

As a pet owner, you're dedicated to ensuring your furry pal receives the highest quality care so they enjoy a long, happy, healthy life. Keeping your pet healthy can be expensive, but pet insurance provides a safety net, ensuring your pet gets the care they need without a devastating financial burden. Many pet owners are [...]

Pet Disease Prevention With Routine Wellness Care

Routine wellness care is a cornerstone of your pet’s lifelong health and can prevent many harmful diseases. Our team at Peak City Veterinary Hospital shares common pet diseases you can prevent or manage with regular veterinary wellness care and preventive measures.  Protect your pet from heartworm and parasitic diseases Parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and [...]

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