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Help, I’m Losing My Mind! Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

When you think about cognitive dysfunction, you may believe the condition is related to the adage about old dogs being unable to learn new tricks. However, your pet is more likely to forget what they’ve learned. Similar to Alzheimer’s disease in people, pets’ cognitive dysfunction affects their brain, leading to various behavioral changes. To learn [...]

Itching for Truth: 7 Reasons Why Your Pet Is Itchy

Nothing sounds louder than your pet’s incessant scratching, chewing, and licking. But, you’re not the only one losing sleep—itchy pets are miserable. Persistent irritation and itchiness can increase pet stress and anxiety, and lead to secondary problems such as infections and self-trauma.  Effective relief requires getting to the root of your pet’s itchiness. Fortunately, this [...]

8 Explanations for Eating or Drinking Changes in Pets

Pets thrive on routine, and when they start to eat or drink more or less, this can indicate an underlying health problem. If your pet exhibits any habit or behavior change, you should schedule a visit with our Pioneer Animal Hospital team so we can perform a thorough checkup and diagnostic testing to uncover your [...]

6 Essential Items for Pet-Proofing Your Home

Pet-proofing your home is essential for your furry pal’s safety—and the safety of your clothes, shoes, furniture, and most prized possessions. While you likely consider your home as being your safe haven, your abode may not be as safe for your pet as you think. However, after you thoroughly pet-proof your home, you will likely [...]

How Pet Owners Can Support Veterinary Mental Health

Every industry has its share of challenges, but the veterinary industry is considered one of the most physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing—and veterinary professionals are currently facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Veterinary professionals are often presumed to spend their days playing with cute puppies and kittens, but there’s another side that people don’t see [...]

4 Pet Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Many people start the New Year by making resolutions to make a fresh start and improve their life. This time of year also is great for making resolutions that can help your pet. Our Pioneer Animal Hospital team loves finding ways to benefit pets’ lives, and we suggest four pet friendly New Year’s resolutions to [...]

How to Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

Pets live in the moment, and do not dwell on the amount of time they will be here. While we could all become more present, we are the ones responsible for providing our pets with the care they need to ensure they enjoy a long, healthy, happy life. By establishing your pet’s healthy habits now, [...]

A Thanksgiving Checklist for Pet Owners

Your turkey is defrosting. Check. You have bought the ingredients for the sides and desserts. Check. Your friends and family know the time to arrive. Check. You feel prepared for Thanksgiving, but the holiday can be hazardous for your pet. Follow this Thanksgiving checklist from our Pioneer Animal Hospital team to help safeguard your pet. [...]

5 Tools to Help Your Pet Maintain a Healthy Weight

The more your pet weighs, the more there is to love, right? Wrong. In fact, an overweight or obese pet often has a decreased lifespan, limiting your time together. Pets’ obesity can lead to numerous serious health issues, including osteoarthritis, chronic skin infections, diabetes, hypothyroidism, heart disease, breathing problems, and some cancers. A pet who [...]

Top 3 Questions About Puppy Socialization

You recently made the decision to welcome a puppy into your family, so you researched breeds, and asked your family, friends, and your veterinarian for advice. Now, you have fallen in love with the cutest little puppy. Before you bring them home, you purchase all of the puppy essentials, puppy-proof your home, and schedule their [...]

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