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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. What is veterinary dentistry, and who should perform it? Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction, or repair of your pets’ teeth and all other aspects of oral health care. These procedures should be performed by a veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary dentist. Subject Continue Reading

Companion Laser Therapy for Pets of Cropwell and Pell City

Is your pet suffering from arthritis or any other painful condition? Although there are many treatment options available to treat arthritis, not all of them provide fast and effective results. Pell City Animal Hospital in Cropwell, AL is pleased to offer Companion Laser Therapy, a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that provides rapid, effective pain management for dogs and cats. What Is Pet Laser Therapy? Laser therapy is an FDA-approved technique that uses deep-penetrating, non-thermal light to accelerate the natural healing process, stimulating the body to heal from within. In addition to providing pain relief, pet laser therapy can be used Continue Reading

Importance of Pet Vaccines

If you’ve read or seen “Cujo” or “Old Yeller,” you may have thought about YOUR pet’s risk contracting rabies. While these titles are both works of fiction, the rabies virus is not. The good news is that you can protect your pet from this and other deadly conditions. AAHA-accredited Pell City Animal Hospital in Cropwell recommends that all dogs and cats be vaccinated on a regular basis to protect them from potentially-fatal disease and viruses, including rabies. In St. Clair County, there have been 21 diagnosed cases of wildlife with rabies this year as of October 1, which makes vaccinating Continue Reading