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Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Your Pet

Missing No More: How a Microchip Can Reunite You and Your Pet August 15 was Check the Chip Day for pets with microchips. Each year, Prairie Animal Hospital encourages pet owners to stop by so we can quickly scan their pet’s microchip to ensure it hasn’t migrated and...

3 Ways to Memorialize Your Pet

3 Ways to Memorialize Your Pet

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance: 3 Ways to Memorialize Your Pet August 28 is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day—as if you needed a special holiday to celebrate the memory of your beloved pet. However, Prairie Animal Hospital feels this day helps commemorate the wonderful life...

Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

How to Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue Every time you break out your grilling apron and tongs, and season a slab of ribs, your pooch’s mouth drips with drool. Your dog knows what these items mean—mouth-watering aromas from grilled meat will soon be wafting...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Cats

Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Cats

Is Your Light-Colored Cat at Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Nothing is more beautiful and regal than an all-white cat with piercing green or blue eyes, but these and other light-colored kitties are at a higher risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma, a common...

Keep Your Dog Safe at the Beach

Keep Your Dog Safe at the Beach

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During a Day at the Beach As summer heats up, you and your pooch may head to the beach to enjoy frolicking in the waves and relaxing on the beach. But, several water-side dangers could harm your pup, if you’re not careful. Before hitting...

Manage Bee Stings In Your Pet

Manage Bee Stings In Your Pet

How to Manage Bee Stings In Your Pet Bees, wasps, and hornets are buzzing around as summer enters full swing, enticing pets to snap, sniff, or swat at these vibrating creatures. Being on the wrong end of a bee’s stinger can create a painful allergic reaction in your...

Is Your Family Ready to Foster a Pet?

Is Your Family Ready to Foster a Pet?

How to Know if Your Family is Ready to Foster a Pet During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be searching for a way to volunteer, or to help ease your community’s burdens in the midst of such a crisis. If you have free time while sheltering in place, consider showering a...

Bringing Home a Shelter or Rescue Pet

Bringing Home a Shelter or Rescue Pet

Many people have decided to bring home new furry family members during this time of social distancing. Choosing to adopt a shelter or rescue pet can be exciting, but it can also feel daunting when it comes to making sure you're prepared and that your new little friend...

Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Problem?

Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Problem?

The last Friday of April is Hairball Awareness Day. While cat owners know that hairballs are a part of the package for their feline friends, it's essential to know when hairballs might indicate a serious issue. Small piles of vomit mixed with fur are often mistaken...

COVID-19 and Your Pet: 3 Things to Know

COVID-19 and Your Pet: 3 Things to Know

You might be wondering about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for caring for your pets. Check out these three facts to help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during this time. #1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information While you can turn to...