How To Recognize Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Cat with urinary tract infection.

If your cat cries often and refuses to use the litter box, he or she might be suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI). The most common causes of UTIs in cats are blockage, stress complications, cystitis (FIC), or stones. Symptoms may be caused by something else, like feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). 

The Veterinarians at Long Animal Hospital can diagnose your cat’s issues and offer treatment options as needed. We want to help you know what symptoms to look for if you suspect your cat is suffering from a urinary tract infection.

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Grab a Bib! Why Does My Dog Drool So Much?

A dog drooling.

Dogs salivate sometimes when they’re content, sometimes when they’re hungry, and sometimes for seemingly no reason. While a certain amount of doggy drool is normal, some dogs salivate more than others because of certain behavioral and medical conditions that contribute to excessive salivation. Some breeds also drool more than others, while others kiss with an ample amount of slobber. The question of “why does my dog drool so much” is one we get asked often at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center

If your dog is dealing with uncool drool, let’s look closer at the causes and conditions of excessive salivation.

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What’s The Deal With Dog Drool?

A dog drooling.

There is lots to love about (wo)man’s best friend—lazy weekend snuggles, soft ears, unconditional love… When it comes to the more moist side of canine companionship, though, some people lose a little investment. Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center wants to help answer your questions about dog drool in hopes of helping to strengthen that human-animal bond even when it’s a little wetter than normal.

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Corn Chip Canine: Why Does My Dog’s Feet Smell?

Closeup view of friendly jack russell terrier with paw in person's hand.

If you have ever gotten an unfortunate whiff of your dog’s feet, you may have been surprised that they smell a lot like a favorite snack. Yeasty, a little, but definitely like opening a bag of Frito’s, right? 

The case of the corn chip canine isn’t too hard to solve. This is why your friends at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center are here to sleuth out the reasons, so you can have a healthier and better smelling pup.

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What to Do in a Cat Emergency

A grey cat sits against a yellow background.

Life Happens; and there will be times our pets need emergency care, just like people. 

No matter what is happening, Long Animal Hospital is here to help in your time of need. Even though we have your back on the medicine part of things, your pet still needs your to recognize and act, though, when something is awry. Do you know how to help in the event of a cat emergency?

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Long Animal Hospital’s Top Pet Blogs of 2020

For all of 2020’s quirks, it’s hard to deny that the year that was, was a banner year for most pets. Between pet adoption rates and people spending more time at home with their pets than ever before (and all the fun that entails), our furry friends have likely appreciated 2020 more than the rest of us.

With that, your team at Long Animal Hospital appreciates your trust in our care and in our blog and, in keeping with tradition, we are happy to share with you our top 5 most-read blog posts of 2020!

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Only As Old As You Feel: The Benefits of Senior Pet Care

aging cat

Growing old gracefully is something most of us aspire to, and we want the same for our pets. The aging process, while not a disease itself, comes with inherent risks, not to mention the effects of wear and tear on the body. This is why preventive medicine is important in keeping your furry one healthy, no matter what their age.

Your friends at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center are here to give you some insight into why senior pet care should be a priority for the best life for your fur friend.

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The Perks of Being a Pet Owner: Pet Gifts They’ll Love

dog next to gift

Without a doubt, pet ownership brings indelible joy. The snuggles, the boundless enthusiasm for walks, and countless toys skittering across the floor. Their lack of judgment when we re-watch our favorite TV show for the 4th time or spend the day lounging in our jammies. Whether we are at our best or feeling our worst, our pets are by our side with nothing but love…and an ever-present hope for treats. 

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Safety First: Walking Your Dog At Night

walking dog at night

Providing daily opportunities for vigorous exercise is one of the tenets of responsible pet ownership, but sometimes other priorities take over. We want to give our sweet, deserving pup a good walk before the sun sets, and yet all that’s left sometimes is a dusky evening or pitch-black night time walk. 

While better than no walk at all, walking your dog at night may not always be the safest choice. Fortunately there are ways to mitigate the risks and give your dog the healthful walk they need. 

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Prepared for the Unexpected: Why Pet Insurance Matters

dog with owner at vet

For many pet owners, and rightly so, the idea of a veterinary emergency is not something readily thought about. We know they happen, but to other pets – but surely not our own, right? 

Unfortunately, even with healthy, young pets, an accident, injury, or sudden illness can happen at any time. In fact, most pets (if not all) will experience something that requires emergency or urgent care in their lifetime.

If you are considering pet insurance, the team at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center wants to help you discern the right insurance for your pet’s needs. Here are some important considerations before making the move.

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