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Pet Health

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

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

A Treat-Free Festive Season Can Help Reduce Your Dog’s Pancreatitis Risk

With Christmas and New Year just a few days away, you’re probably planning your festive season down to the last detail. And whether you’re going away or staying home, if your pets are going to celebrate with you, it’s essential that you plan their menu as carefully as your own. Pancreatitis in dogs is a

How to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Even though people have kept domesticated cats for thousands of years, they remain shrouded in mystery. Hey, it's part of their allure! So, if you’ve got a feline furbaby in your home, here are some things you can do to help your kitty enjoy a long and healthy life, while keeping you and your family

December 17th, 2015|All Posts, Cats, Pet Health|

The Scoop on Poop: Why Fecal Samples are Important

So you’re on the phone scheduling your furbaby’s wellness visit at the vet, and the receptionist on the other end of the line gives you a homework assignment: bring in a fecal sample from your pet to your appointment. So what now? At Harmony Animal Hospital, we place great importance on the comfort and health

September 21st, 2015|All Posts, Parasites, Pet Health|

How to Recognize Colitis in Dogs

Colitis in dogs is a form of colon inflammation. It’s often a symptom of an underlying condition, so treatment is geared towards treating that condition rather than the colitis itself. In many cases, dogs with colitis develop chronic diarrhea. How do you recognize when your dog may have colitis versus a simple upset stomach?