Check out the latest “Tech Tips” from the Licensed Veterinary Technicians at Animal Medical of New City.
- Coughing up a hairball” is an inaccuracy. Hairballs are formed when a cat grooms itself and swallows the hair that gets caught in their comb-like tongue. Normally cats can pass this ingested hair, if you are seeing hairballs vomited up, there may be a more significant problem. You can help prevent hairballs by brushing your cat more frequently and getting a hairball supplement or food. Talk with one of our veterinarians about an appropriate diet and supplement for your furry family member.
- *Most large breed puppies grow too quickly which can cause musculoskeletal problems later in life. Talk with one of our veterinarians about an appropriate diet or supplements to help your puppy start life off healthy, and stay that way.
- *You may hear some of our technicians refer to “the quick.” The quick is the vein that supplies your pets’ nails with blood. Sometimes, this vein can grow very long within the nail, making it difficult to trim without hurting your pet. To help prevent unnecessary trauma to your pet, clip their nails frequently, even if you’re just cutting off the tip. This will help the quick shorten and make it easier to keep the nail short.
- *Obesity is not just an epidemic among people; it’s become extremely prevalent in our furry family members as well. Obesity can lead to many other health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, pancreatitis, arthritis, and other medical concerns. Sometimes, doing something as simple as reducing your pet’s caloric intake and increasing their exercise will do the trick. Take longer walks with your dog; get a laser pointer to play with your cat. These activities aren’t just medically beneficial; they’re good for your emotional bond to your pets as well. Longer walks are good for you as well. Talk to one of our veterinarians to discuss an appropriate diet and feeding schedule for your furry family member today.