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Pet Encounters With Fishercats, Coyotes, and Bears—Oh My!

When navigating the great outdoors with your pet, you may come in contact with dangerous creatures who must be handled in the appropriate manner. The Bassler Veterinary Hospital team would like to help you negotiate these situations and keep your four-legged companion, and you, safe and healthy. One important thing before you head outside—ensure your [...]

Heartworm Disease in Pets: Your Questions Answered

Heartworm disease is not a condition to be ignored. Capable of causing much more serious health problems than a typical “worm” disease like a roundworm infection, heartworm disease can be fatal for cats and dogs. Questions abound about this mosquito-borne illness, so our Bassler Veterinary Hospital team wants to clear up any confusion you may [...]

4 Steps to Pet-Proofing Your Home

Knowing your pet has suffered an injury or illness in your home can be truly heartbreaking, especially if the condition was preventable. All too often, pets fall victim to toxic plants or foods, electrical cords, choking hazards, and caustic chemicals that are unthinkingly placed in paws’ reach. Fortunately, pet-proofing is not difficult and can practically [...]

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Pet’s Dental Health

Did you know that keeping your pet’s mouth squeaky clean is a vital part of their overall health? Dental disease—one of the most common conditions in our pet population—not only causes unpleasant breath but can also lead to pain, infection, and heart problems. Staying on top of your pet’s oral health is a top priority, [...]

New Year, New Health Plan: 3 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy in 2021

A new month, a new year—no time is better to focus on your pet’s health, happiness, and care. You may have already made a list of resolutions for yourself, but what about for your four-legged friend? While we believe your pet’s health care should begin on day one, their wellness plan may require some tweaks [...]

The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Holiday Gifts for Pets

Although you don’t need an excuse to buy your furry pal a gift, the holiday season certainly is a good reason to splash out on a cool gadget, engraved leather collar, or plush orthopedic bed for your senior pet. 2020 has been a crazy, hectic year, so your Bassler Veterinary Hospital team wants to make [...]

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, It’s almost Christmas, and I’m so excited! I’ve tried to be a good little pet all year. My parents seem pleased with me most of the time. They say I was naughty when I destroyed the new couch, peed on the pillow, and tore open the trash. Otherwise, I’ve been on my [...]

Seasonal Safety for Pets

It’s November and the holiday season is about to begin. Even in this era of COVID restrictions, we like food and fun with close family, including our pets. Your furry family member has special needs at this time of year. Common misperceptions can mislead pet parents on the care of their four-legged kids during this [...]

The Scoop on Pet Poop

Having pets has advantages. Without a doubt, your forever friend is your TV buddy, snuggle pal, meal companion, fitness trainer, and best listener in the world. If there’s a cloud inside your pet’s silver lining, though, it’s probably in the form of the daily cleanup. Your pet’s waste is the “other side” of those fun [...]

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