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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 issues

Pet Arthritis: A Brief Guide

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a common diagnosis in dogs but also occurs quite frequently in cats. It is more common in senior pets, but can be seen in younger pets, especially if there is a history of injury or joint dysplasia. Osteoarthritis is a term describing a syndrome that leads to continued

5 Things A Senior Pet Needs

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs”. -Nora Roberts  Did you know that pets age at a different rate than humans? Calculating exactly when a pet enters their senior years can be tricky. In general, experts consider the age of 7 as the threshold into the senior years. However, large dog

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

Pet Travel Tips: Preparing Felix and Fido

We have just experienced the first few chilly days of Fall, which lets us know the holiday season is upon us. Halloween is here. Thanksgiving is around the corner. Christmas and New Year celebrations will be knocking soon. For many of us that means travel plans are underway and ensuring our pets are well

October 31st, 2017|Traveling with Pets|

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

Pets as Gifts – A Nice Idea Gone Wrong

By Dr. Eve Boggs, DVM The idea of giving a friend or loved one a cute puppy, kitty, or other pet may seem enticing. After all, there are loads of movies where a new furry friend comes to the family with a bow around her neck, wagging and happy to join the crew for a

Flooding Reminds NC Pet Owners to Be Disaster-Ready

The recent flooding in South Carolina stands as a solemn reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness for families everywhere. Our sister state’s flooding has left thousands of homes without water and triggered hundreds of evacuations. Flood waters have burst dams and shut down roads, bridges, and businesses around the state, causing what is

Canine Influenza (CIV) Outbreak in North Carolina – A Guide for Pet Owners

An outbreak of canine influenza (CIV) in North Carolina has been confirmed by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. As of July 16, 2015, a total of 3 confirmed cases of canine influenza had been reported to the Department, with an additional 200+ presumptive cases of the disease being treated by veterinarians in

Pet Fire Safety: How to Keep Your Furbabies Safe from a House Fire

One of the worst nightmares of any pet parent is the prospect of your beloved furry friend getting injured or killed in a house fire. Each year, July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day, and we at Harmony Animal Hospital wanted to take the opportunity to explain a few crucial tips on how you