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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 […]

Quiet! Solutions for Barking Dogs

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

The first five reasons for barking are rarely the cause of excessive or annoying barking. They are usually specific to certain situations and are short-lived. The sixth and seventh reasons are those most likely to be considered problem barking, and they are not unrelated. Barking for companionship can turn into barking for reward: The dog […]

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Elderly

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

The link between good health and having pets in the home has been well established by multiple studies and is noted on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, among other places. Additionally, these health benefits are not just limited to families with children. The CDC and numerous studies conducted by a wide range […]

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Dental care is vital to your pet’s health. If you’ve already established a dental care program for your pet, you’re off to a great start. But if your pet hasn’t received a dental exam from your veterinarian, it’s time to get started. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, the perfect time to schedule a […]

Happy 2021! New Year, New Pet Resolutions

Monday, January 18th, 2021

A new year is upon us. With it comes the opportunity to start anew and set some goals for better, healthier and more productive living. As a pet owner, the new year also marks a fresh opportunity to include your pet’s well-being in your plans. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to consider: 1. Resolve […]

How to Care for Orphan Kittens

Monday, January 18th, 2021

NOTE: This advice is in no way meant to replace the advice from your veterinarian. Please consult your veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the best care for your orphan kitten. You’re on your nightly walk when you hear that heart-stopping sound—the soft chorusing mews of a kitten. With some investigation, you determine it’s […]

Medical Concerns for Guinea Pigs

Monday, January 18th, 2021

It is important to establish a relationship with a cavy savvy veterinarian. This way, if the pet becomes ill, you’ll know where to go. As for any pet, an annual physical exam is recommended. Careful observation of these pets allows for the understanding of normal behaviors, which permits the rapid identification of problems. Remember that […]

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 […]

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