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Fat Cats: Helping Your Cat Lose Weight

A recent study about feline obesity in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery found that cats don’t like being on a diet any more than people do!  While not surprising, it is interesting to note the behavior that led to this conclusion. Cats that were switched from free feeding to controlled, calorie-restricted feeding

7 Signs That Your Pet Needs Dental Treatment

Dachshund getting her teeth brushed. Pets experience dental problems just like people do. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that 80% of dogs and cats older than 4 years have moderate to severe dental disease. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Each year, the AVMA

How to Deal with Pet Allergies in the Fall 

Have you ever suffered from a seasonal allergy? Fall weather is notoriously unpredictable and your furry family members are just as likely to suffer from fall allergies as you are. Though there is no pollen explosion during fall, pets have to contend with cooler temperatures, wind, falling leaves, and mold that can cause skin

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

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

How to Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your Pet – and Why You Should

Fleas and ticks are more than just an itchy nuisance. Left untreated, these pests can actually make your pet sick and even endanger his life. For example, fleas can cause anemia and tapeworms, as well as flea allergy dermatitis, a serious skin condition that leads to severe itching and scratching, hair loss and potential infections.

Protect Your Pets at Halloween with These Handy Tips

Halloween is not always fun for the entire family, especially your furry family members. Take extra precautions to keep your fur babies safe this year as you might find that danger lurks in the shadows in more ways than one on October 31st. So how exactly do you keep your pet out of harm’s way

Raising the Heat: Why Pets and Hot Cars Don’t Mix

“It’s just five minutes.” “It’s not that hot today.” “But I cracked a window.” If you’ve heard (or used) any statements like these to explain leaving a dog inside a locked car, we encourage you to reconsider. That’s because it takes just 10 minutes for the temperature inside a locked car to raise almost 20 degrees –

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|