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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

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, we become more aware of fleas and ticks. Most of us know how important it is to protect ourselves and our furry friends from these dastardly devils, but here are 8 facts about parasites you might not be aware of. Fact #1: Fleas and Ticks Spread Disease Fleas and ticks

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

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 suited

October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

September 24th, 2017|All Posts, Dangers for Pets|

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 –

August 20th, 2017|All Posts, Summer Heat|