Ask an Expert: Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath? | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Ask an Expert: Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath?

Q: Why does my pet have bad breath? A: Pets have bad breath (halitosis) for a number of reasons. The most common and most obvious cause is: dental problems. The gold standard of oral care for pets is teeth brushing, mornings and evenings. I recommend brushing a pet’s teeth at least once a day, and […]

Pet Boarding vs. a Pet Sitter—Which is Better for my Pet?

Pet Boarding vs. a Pet Sitter—Which is Better for my Pet?

Have you ever felt guilty for leaving your cat or dog at home when you have to travel? Whether it’s for an overnight trip or lengthy trips for business or pleasure, we’re sure you’ve had to struggle with deciding whether to choose pet boarding versus a pet sitter to care for your fur baby. For […]

Arthritis Awareness Month | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Arthritis Awareness Month

September is marked as Arthritis Awareness Month in our country. It is important to recognize that people, dogs, and cats suffer daily from this chronic painful, life-altering condition. We all know of a family member, colleague, or friend that suffers from arthritis. Similarly, we all likely know a pet that also suffers from arthritis. We […]

Pet Care Tips to Keep them Safe from Dangerous Tick Bites

Pet Care Tips to Keep Them Safe from Dangerous Tick Bites

Finding a tick anywhere on your pet makes for a bad day! Knowing how to keep your pet tick-free is great preventative pet care in that it keeps everyone safe from dangerous diseases transmitted by tick bites. You should also know what to do if your efforts fail and you find a tick attached to […]

Great Tips for Summertime Dog Flea and Cat Flea Control

Great Tips For Summertime Dog Flea And Cat Flea Control

It’s summer! Now that it’s here, pet owners should bear in mind that dog flea control and cat flea control are still important and they should consult their veterinarian for advice about the best products. Some people are surprised to learn that flea protection is a good idea for the entire year and if you […]