Harmony Animal Hospital’s Recommended Chew Toys For Dogs

It is no secret that dogs enjoy chewing on bones and various toys. How do you choose the right chew toys for your dog? Many toys can harm your dog’s digestive tract or create blockages. As the best veterinarians in Apex, we recommend that dog owners avoid animal bones and other excessively hard chew toys

8 Facts About Flea and Tick Prevention at Home

As the weather heats up w all become aware of presence of fleas and ticks. Most of us know how important it is to protect our furry friends from these nasty creatures to keep them well. Here are 10 facts about parasites you might not be aware of. Fact #1: They Spread Disease Fleas can

Take a Hike With Your Furry Best Friend

Cooler weather is finally upon us and that means getting out into nature. Glorious jewel-toned foliage and crisp fall air coax us from our cozy abodes and put us in a magical autumn mood. One wonderful way to enjoy cooler temperatures is to go hiking and there’s no need to leave your dog behind!  Canines make

The Dangers of Tapeworms and Parasites

Many pet parents believe their dogs are safer from worms and parasites when the weather is cooler outside. The truth is that these hazards exist year-round, especially in mild, humid climates like central North Carolina. Some of these parasites and worms can even threaten your human loved ones.  Luckily, most parasite dangers can be avoided

February 16th, 2017|Dangers for Pets, Dogs|

Caring for Hearing Impaired Canine Companions

Deafness in dogs (and other forms of hearing impairments) are relatively common, and although they can have a pretty big impact on your furry friend, as a pet parent there’s a lot you can do to help your special dog enjoy a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips for caring for your hearing

Benefits of Walking Your Dog and Why Fido Needs One

Having furry friends is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of responsibility. If you’re a dog owner and you're looking for ways to improve your fur-baby’s health (both mental and physical), taking daily walks is a great way to tune up your relationship, learn new things, and bond with that special canine

December 6th, 2016|All Posts, Dogs, Obesity|

Dogs with Jobs: How Canine Companions Are Changing Lives

Imagine a dog who could retrieve dropped belongings, turn light switches on and off or even hand packages or checks to a sales associate. Imagine one who works full time in a special education classroom or nursing home, helping engage students and residents in activities. Or even imagine one who can respond to noise alerts such

October 10th, 2016|All Posts, Dogs|

How to Socialize Your New Puppy Properly

Bringing a new puppy home is just like bringing in any new addition to the family. At first, they’re squirmy and helpless. Then,  before you know it, they become toddlers throwing tantrums and getting into everything (like scribbling on walls and sticking fingers into light sockets if they are two-legged, or chewing on wires and playing in the

Salt on Paws: Protect Your Dog’s Feet from Winter Chemicals

Sir Walter Wally may not have seen his shadow this year, and it may seem as though winter is over but you never can tell for sure, and Old Man Winter may yet have some snow and ice up his sleeve. That means more grit, salt and chemicals on sidewalks and roads, which can be bad