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Flea Prevention

Fido and Fluffy love spending balmy days with you. During this era of COVID-19, outdoor time with pets has increased. Unfortunately, you’re in good company with pesky critters, as fleas thrive in this weather, too. The trick is to take advantage of these glorious days while leaving unwanted visitors behind. Fido and Fluffy will feel [...]

Don’t Leave Me! Separation Anxiety Signs and Management in Pets

Many pet owners do not like to leave their cherished companion alone at home while they go to work or run errands. Some pets are upset about being left behind, and develop separation anxiety. In fact, dogs with separation-related diagnoses make up 10% to 20% of the cases referred to veterinary behaviorists. This common condition [...]

5 Ways to Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Environment

While being quarantined at home during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned that environmental enrichment is crucial for our mental health. Although we knew there would be a light at the tunnel, many of us went stir-crazy, cooped up at home, day after day, with little to no interaction with the outside world. Now we know [...]

5 Ways Responsible Pet Ownership Can Reduce Veterinary Costs

As a devoted pet owner, you want to ensure your beloved companion has a long, healthy, happy life by your side, although you wish providing top quality care cost a little less. Fortunately—for your wallet and your furry pal—responsible pet ownership can actually reduce overall health care costs through regular wellness and preventive care. Learn [...]

5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Pet During a Pandemic

During the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are worrying about the health and well-being of your family, friends, and coworkers, which may leave little room for planning every aspect of your pet’s care during quarantine. Although you’re taking on new roles during this crisis, such as teacher, remote worker, and master chef, you’re already [...]

Take These 6 Steps to Protect Your Pet From Parasites

As spring approaches with warmer weather, we enjoy spending more time outdoors with family and pets. Parasites also appreciate the milder temperatures and increased host activity, emerging from their winter resting places to feast on your furry pal. However, your pet is still susceptible to parasitic diseases in the winter. Although the temperatures outside may [...]

7 Things Pet Owners Need to Know About Their Pet’s Dental Health

Many people don’t think about their pet’s dental health until they notice an issue. But, your furry friend’s oral care should be addressed each and every day, rather than waiting until your pet struggles to eat because she is in pain. Stay on top of your pet’s oral health by keeping these facts about dental [...]

4 Steps to Help Your Pet Reach a Healthy Weight

The saying, “You are what you eat,” imparts that you need to put good food into your body to be fit and healthy. You make all the decisions about your pet’s nutrition and the quality of her diet, which in turn provides the foundation for her overall health and well-being. Although it’s tempting to spoil [...]

How Bassler Veterinary Hospital Caters to Feline Patients

Here at Bassler Veterinary Hospital, we understand that cats are a unique, wonderful species requiring a soft touch, a gentle hand, and specialized veterinary care. We love cats and want their visit to be as comfortable and stress-free as possible, so we’ve dedicated ourselves to learning the best ways to perform necessary care with unnecessary [...]

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