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 [...]

5 Back-to-School Pet Safety Tips

This time of year can get quite busy for families preparing to send their children back to school. There are school supplies to buy, back-to-school nights to attend, and, of course, a new routine to adjust to. As you dive into a new school year, our Pioneer Animal Hospital Team wants to help you avoid [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Heat Safety

Soaring temperatures and high humidity can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous for pets. Our team at Pioneer Animal Hospital wants to help by answering some frequently asked questions about pet heat safety. Question: Why is heat so dangerous for pets? Answer: Pets have only a few sweat glands, mostly located in their footpads, and they [...]

8 Tips for the Adventuring Pet

Summer is a great time to expand your horizons through travel, and if your pet has an adventurous spirit, you may not want to leave them at home. Our team at Pioneer Animal Hospital wants to help by providing tips to ensure your next journey with your pet is safe and enjoyable. #1: Ensure your [...]

5 Common Behavior Problems and Solutions in Puppies

Welcoming a new puppy—an adorable, fun, furry ball of energy—into your home and family is a joy. But, from housetraining to socializing, many important training activities that must take place when you first bring a puppy home involve a lot of work. Still, these skills are essential for a well-mannered dog, and although behavior problems [...]

The Purr-Fect Pet: 5 Fun Facts About Cats

Domestic cats have been part of human history for thousands of years, yet we still have not demystified them. Cats can be entertaining and affectionate companions, and at the same time, aloof and distant roommates. Your Pioneer Animal Hospital team are experts in your cat’s health, but research in cat behavior is lacking, so the [...]

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