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 [...]

5 Spooky Halloween Situations Every Pet Owner Needs to Avoid

Halloween is right around the corner, and although this year’s festivities will be a bit different than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, some hazards remain for your furry pal. Like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Halloween has its fair share of spooky situations that can ensnare your pet, but proper precautions can avoid emergencies. Before Halloween [...]

Is My Pet in Pain? 10 Ways to Tell if Your Pet is Uncomfortable

If your beloved companion is uncomfortable or experiencing any pain, you’d think you would know. After all, your pet is attached to you at the hip when you’re home, so picking up on their discomfort should be easy, right? Unfortunately for you and your furry pal, cats and dogs are masters at hiding signs of [...]

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 [...]

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