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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Dr. Mosley and the staff of Mandarin Animal Hospital are pleased to announce their hospital blog. This fun and fact-filled blog is updated regularly and includes up-to-date information about your pet’s health care. Also included in the blog are fun, pet-related news stories that we want to share with you and photos and information about our hospital and […]

10 Tips To Keep Your Pet Warm and Safe this Winter

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Winter is coming—and with it, snow, ice and those nasty whirling gusts of freezing air. Don’t be left out in the cold on how to properly care for your pets during the winter months. Just like with the warmer temperatures in summer, cold weather poses potential health and safety risks to animals. With that in […]

Emergency Kit For Your Pet

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Of course, the best way to handle emergency situations is to avoid them by keeping your pet safe and healthy. However, in spite of your best efforts, accidents can happen. Here are some tips to consider before you need to use them. Always keep within reach the phone numbers for your veterinarian, emergency clinic, poison […]

Holiday Pet Tip: No Sweets For Your Sweet Pet

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

For many people, overindulging in holiday goodies may result in a few extra pounds; however, the consequences for our animal companions are much greater if they accidentally ingest cookies, candy or baked goods containing chocolate. In any form ranging from one-ounce baking squares to brownies, chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which can cause […]

The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Owning a pet is a lot like having a child. It will require food and drink, opportunities for physical and mental exercise, guidance, attention and love. And, it will give you something back in return. There’s an adage that claims “healthy pet, healthy you,” and it’s true for several reasons. Imagine bringing a new puppy […]

November is National Pet Diabetes Month

Friday, November 13th, 2020

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, but with more than 50 percent of the nation’s cats and dogs overweight or obese, raising awareness of the common endocrine disease has been extended to pets – rather than just their human caretakers. It is estimated that one in every 200 cats may be affected by diabetes, being […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely With Your Pets

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends and indulge in delicious holiday treats. You can be sure that if your cat or dog is around for the festivities, they’ll want to share some of the goodies, too. But no matter how much your pets purr, plead, whine or whimper, owners should […]

Pet Behavior: Aggressive Cats and Dogs

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Aside from a discussion about euthanasia, aggressive behavior in animals is one of the most difficult pet topics to discuss. However, according to veterinarians and humane societies, the number one reason animals are euthanized is for behavior problems. We think of euthanasia as a merciful relief from suffering for an incurably ill or old animal. […]

Senior Pets – Maintaining Good Health

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

In general, pets over the age of 7 are considered senior pets. The following are a few suggestions to help ensure good health to your faithful companion. As your pet approaches senior status, your veterinarian may recommend basic blood and urine tests as a baseline for measuring future changes. Regular blood testing can help identify […]

October is National Pet Wellness Month

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Though it may seem like only yesterday that your pet was a playful puppy or curious kitten, pets age more rapidly than humans. At age 2, most pets are considered adults, and by the age 7, pets have entered their senior years. As pets grow older, it becomes increasingly important to spot health problems before […]

Advantages Of Spays and Neuters

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Spaying or neutering pets is a common procedure, and most pet owners have probably had some experience with having the procedure done on animals they have owned. Aside from the inconvenience of heat cycles and/or roaming tom cats, there are medical benefits associated to having your pet spayed or neutered. The direct health benefits of […]

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