Posts in Category: You & Your Pet
You might not always know what your cat is trying to say, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying to convey certain feelings, moods, or preferences. Indeed, their behaviors and proclivities can be quickly translated from feline to human if you know some the basics of cat communication.
Beyond the Meow
Cats use all their senses in their day-to-day routines. They rely heavily on their hearing, eyesight, and smell to understand the world around them. When it comes to communication, they employ vocalization and body language to get their point across. Recognizing this, we can get a little closer to knowing – and better appreciating – our cats.Continue…
As a neighborhood veterinary clinic, we’re grateful for the opportunity to see and treat Poulsbo pets. We’re proud to offer the best possible veterinary care to those in need, and our connections with dedicated, responsible pet owners makes us feel so fortunate.
As we look back on the previous 12 months, we can’t help but thank our local Kitsap community for keeping us where we belong. To all of our clients, patients, and readers of our monthly pet care blogs, we thank you!Continue…
Fall is a wonderful time of year, but the list of hazards that come with the season can be long. Fortunately, when you have a grasp on Halloween pet safety, you can stop worrying about your best friend and start enjoying the holiday together. Taking a proactive approach can help you avoid potential disaster and ease your mind. Here at Poulsbo Animal Clinic, we think that sounds like a spook-tacular idea!
Who doesn’t love a festive jack-o’-lantern? What about spider webs, flashing lights, and animatronic displays? There’s so shortage of Halloween decor out there. It’s fun, but pets can be truly frightened by it. Plus, some decor presents choking hazards, entanglement issues, and even electric shock.
Limit your pet’s access to these decorations. Use LED tea lights for carved pumpkins or display candles in an area that doesn’t pose a fire or burn risk.Continue…
With all the friendly people, miles of gorgeous trails, dozens of parks, and temperate climate, life on the peninsula certainly has its perks. Fortunately, pets can also join in the fun, as many local restaurants, businesses, and nearly all lodging establishments allow pets. Join us as we take a tour of pet friendly Poulsbo and Kitsap County!
Pet Friendly Poulsbo and More
Enjoying the great outdoors together is one of the best parts about being a Poulsbo pet owner. Our city offers much in the way of dog parks; some of our favorites include: Continue…
This summer, we hope you’re out and about enjoying nature with your dog. At Poulsbo Animal Clinic, we want to make sure owners have the right information to protect their pets while taking in the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled some outdoor pet safety tips for both land and water.
Outdoor Pet Safety on Land
If you and your dog are considering a hike or walk along one of Poulsbo’s many trails, there are some basics to know when it comes to outdoor pet safety: Continue…
Owners of noise-sensitive pets are well aware of the dangers of holidays like New Year’s Eve and Halloween. In fact, the days preceding these holidays can be unpredictable, stressful, and anxiety-inducing for pets who have never displayed annoyance, irritation, or fear. Is it possible, then, to achieve full-scale pet safety on the Fourth of July? It is, but the desire to keep your pet safe and calm should be paired with thoughtful preparation and close observation.
Oh, So Noisy
Your cat or dog enjoys a keen sense of hearing, even if they’re older. Have you ever noticed them scampering off in the opposite direction when you flip on the blender or vacuum? This highly developed sense gives them wonderful capabilities, but on the Fourth of July, being able to hear each and every pop, boom, scream, and squeal is very off-putting. Continue…
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer that’s meaningful and helps animals? We have just the event for you! On July 21st, we’re proud to sponsor the annual PetsWALK for the Kitsap Humane Society.
Sound intriguing? Here’s more information about this amazing event that helps so many animals in our community.
What is PetsWalk and Why is it Important?
PetsWALK is a 5K run/walk that helps support the important work of the Kitsap Humane Society. As one of their biggest fundraisers, the walk invites all animal lovers to come out and take a jog or stroll for a great cause. The event is also a wonderful way to show off your adorable dog (or other pet!) as you get a little sunshine and meet other animal supporters in the community.
Through registrations, donations, and support from local businesses and organizations, the event helps fund programs, services, and operations that save the lives of many stray and homeless pets. Continue…
How many of us have good intentions when it comes to taking our pet to see the veterinarian once a year (or more)? We know that it’s great for their health, but it’s tough to hear them yowling in the car and see them shaking in the waiting area of the vet clinic.
The holiday decadence is coming to a close, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for ways to improve your health, mood, and lifestyle in the coming year. Our pets can also benefit from an overhaul of their nutrition, exercise, and general care. Fortunately, a little goes a long way when it comes to pet health, and you can get started right now with our list of New Year’s resolutions for pets.