Is a Guinea Pig a Good Pet for Me?

Guinea pig.

Pocket pets might be small in stature, but they can be big on fun. If you are thinking about adding one to your family, you are probably trying to decide exactly what species is right for your home. All Pet Animal Hospital loves pocket pets of all sorts because of all the good things that they bring to us as humans.

Guinea pigs are one of the more common pint-sized pets that people gravitate towards. We are happy to be your resource for all things guinea pig care related if you decide a guinea pig is the pet for you. 


Reptile Mouth Rot

Mouth rot in reptiles.

Reptiles are clearly not cats or dogs, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve the best care. Dental and oral health care is important for all species. All Pet Animal Hospital wants to be sure that our animal lovers of all kinds know how to best care for their pets. Keep reading to learn about reptile mouth rot and how to keep your scaly friend’s breath fresh and healthy.


Future Projections and Exciting Pet Care Trends 

Pet care trends

The national pet care market doubled between 2011 and 2021, from $50 billion to approximately $123 billion, and is expected to continue to rise each year. In fact, with over $30 billion spent on pet food alone every year, the pressure on pet care trends will likely only intensify in the coming years. Keeping up with fads can be exhausting. You never really know what’s going to stick, and without the benefit of time, safety and efficacy aren’t always clear. We can help pet owners understand and navigate pet care trends all with the goal of meeting every pet’s needs


Why Do We Form Close Relationships with Animals?

Kids playing with dog.

As a committed animal lover, you most likely enjoy a special relationship with your pet. After a long day, your dog greets you with a wagging tail or your cat winds around your legs with a contented purr. Basically, they can’t wait to see you, and you look forward to giving them some ear scratches and belly rubs.


Is It Okay to Vape Near My Pets?

Pets and vaping.

Your dog or cat is an important part of the family. They curl up on the couch while you watch TV, and sometimes they just hop up for an extra dose of ear scratches. Saying they thrive on attention is an understatement.


Always Better When We’re Together: The Many Ways That Pets Make People Happy

Happy pet owner.

While living with animals might not be for everyone, there is a growing body of evidence that supports the positive impact pets have on our lives. There’s really no arguing that pets make people happy, and how they manage to lift us up is almost magical.


3 Reasons Your Dog’s Penis Sticks Out

Paraphimosis in dogs.

If you’re the proud owner of a male dog, you may occasionally catch a glimpse of his fully exposed private parts—and it will likely be when you’re trying to make a great first impression on a new friend! Most of the time, these situations are temporary, if a tad awkward. But when a dog’s penis is permanently stuck in the outward position, this is a condition called paraphimosis, and it is a veterinary emergency that requires immediate attention. 


A Spoonful of Sugar? Giving Your Pet Medication Successfully

How to give a pet medication.

When your pet is sick, All Pet Animal Hospital’s expert staff is here to help diagnose and come up with a treatment plan. Many times, though, there are things for you to do as a pet owner once your patient leaves the hospital in order to help them get better. So what do you do when your dog is refusing to take medication? Or when it seems impossible to give your cat a pill. Giving your pet medication can be tricky, but we promise that you can do it!


Why Does My Cat Always Knead?

Cat kneading owner.

Referred to as “making biscuits,” cats like to knead soft surfaces, like your tummy or a blanket. Sometimes they knead with their claws extended, which can be painful if they’re kneading on their human. This quirky behavior is a large part of why we love our feline friends so much, but why do cats knead so much, and should you discourage kneading behavior?


Adventure Cats: Take Us With You!

Adventure cat hiking with owner.

You may notice an emerging trend on social media where beautiful furry felines are participating in the great outdoors. Not all cats are lazy home dwellers who sleep and snuggle all day (although we do love those felines, too). Some cats are drawn outside with a sense of curiosity and wonder. Maybe your kitty seems to be interested every time you open the door to outside or your fluff spends her time in the windowsill staring at the buzzing activity outside. Or perhaps you just brought a kitten home with you and are wondering if you can bring them into your outdoorsy lifestyle and go camping, kayaking, or skiing with them. The answer is yes–you can prepare your fluffy companion for the outdoors with some training and safety tools.