Top 5 Signs Your Dog Is Sick and What You Can Do
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
6d ago
A nightmare shared by most dog owners is a sudden and completely confusing dog illness. No one wants to jump to conclusions, but it can feel so paralyzing to wait and see if symptoms will persist or, hopefully, improve. Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital knows this scenario all too well, which is why we’ve narrowed down these dog health warning signs.  How to Know There are lots of symptoms that can resolve fairly quickly without medical intervention. Yet again, the same symptoms can be caused by serious illness. Consequently, adhering to a better safe than sorry mentality can save both y ..read more
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The ABCs of Pet Nutrition: A Guide for Every Pet Parent
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
1M ago
At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we understand your pet is part of your family. You want the best for them, and that includes nutrition.  Navigating the many pet food options can be overwhelming for any pet parent. That’s why we’re here to distill pet nutrition essentials, ensuring your beloved companions get the nourishment they need to thrive.  From understanding the fundamental components of a balanced diet to selecting the ideal nourishing pet foods, this guide will help you better understand how to maintain your pet’s optimal health. Unraveling the Mysteries of Pet Nutriti ..read more
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Cat Dental Woes: Identifying and Treating Common Feline Oral Issues
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
2M ago
Did you know that many health issues cats face can begin with oral problems? Cat dental diseases are common and can have severe consequences if left unaddressed.  At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of feline dental care. Caring for your cat’s smile is part of what we do best—offering comprehensive dental care services to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. Common Cat Dental Diseases Cats are adept at hiding discomfort, so dental problems often go unnoticed until they become severe. To help you understand what could be affecting your feline’s oral hea ..read more
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Puppy Training 101: Essential Commands and Techniques
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
2M ago
Welcoming a puppy to your home is always exciting! But along with the toys and cuddles, it’s also important to make puppy training a top priority. Obedience training is essential for teaching your puppy how to properly behave and communicate with you, other people, and other animals. These training tips for young dogs can provide a great starting point to help you training your new puppy: Start as Early as Possible  You may want to spend the first few days and nights snuggling up to your new puppy, but it’s important to start puppy training as soon as you welcome your new pet home. The s ..read more
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Understanding Periodontal Disease in Pets: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
4M ago
At Rocklin Ranch Animal Hospital, we’re firm believers in the power of a pet’s smile. Every furry companion deserves top-notch dental health because what’s happening in their mouths matters for their whole body. Periodontal disease? It’s on the radar for many pet parents. Understanding the details is important to keeping our four-legged friends healthy for the adventures ahead.  Causes of Periodontal Disease in Pets Periodontal disease, often called pet gum disease, begins its sneaky journey with plaque accumulation on our pets’ teeth. This plaque is teeming with bacteria. Leave it unche ..read more
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Winter Wonderland Safety: Protecting Your Pets During the Holidays
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
5M ago
The very things that make the holidays special can be the same ones responsible for endangering our pets. Between all the risks for pancreatitis, missing or lost pets, poisonings, entanglement, or GI obstruction, the magic of the season can become utterly nightmarish. Veterinary emergencies spike during the holiday season, but with a healthy dose of caution, preparation, and vigilance, your pet can enjoy all the warmth that the holidays have in store.  Know Your Numbers We recommend having all of your pet’s medical records, important phone numbers and addresses in one location. If you ne ..read more
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A Home Filled with Love: The Joys of Adopting a Pet
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
5M ago
Pet owners know, or can easily guess, how their pet feels just by looking at them. Their body language helps to understand a pet’s preferences, apprehensions, and other emotions (like love and even gratitude).  Owners of rescue pets tend to emphatically agree with this. Perhaps more than other pets, those adopted from shelters or rescues seem to acknowledge a type of debt. The innate recognition that their new owners saved them from an unknown fate translates into years of unconditional love, constant companionship, and endless joy. The meaning of pet adoption is far-reaching and long-la ..read more
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The Round-the-Clock Battle: How to Shield Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
7M ago
Between vaccinations, excellent nutrition, daily exercise, and dental care, pet owners have their work cut out for them when it comes to preventing disease. In addition to these basics, year-round flea and tick prevention is of great importance. Not only is a proactive approach to parasites a game-changer for the household and your lifestyle, but has enormous impact on a pet’s long term health and wellness.  Flea and Tick Prevention The belief that parasite control tactics can slide after summer until spring is not only erroneous but harmful to pet health. Fleas and ticks are incredibly ..read more
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Fact or Fiction? Exposing The Truth Behind Popular Pet Myths
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
8M ago
Have you ever found yourself wondering about the truth behind life’s urban legends and “general knowledge”, such as the 5-second rule or that eating carrots will improve eyesight, only to come to the conclusion that the answers to life’s quandaries can be downright fishy? Even with the vast amount information available to us with the click of a button, the real truth can be difficult to pin down. As a concerned or curious pet owner, you probably know that popular pet myths are also plentiful. We,too, see and hear about pet myths accepted as truth (or similarly questioned) fairly often; and, i ..read more
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Overcoming Common Training Challenges: Expert Tips from Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
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by Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital
10M ago
There’s really no limit to what your pet can learn, but a lot depends on how new information is presented to them. For them to fully embrace a new skill, and be able to repeat it, pets benefit from a structured approach. They need to feel secure and confident within the framework provided by their trustworthy owners. Overcoming common training challenges is much easier with our tips from Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital.  Basics of Positive Reinforcement Positive reinforcement is an effective, safe way to teach your pets. It encourages you to reward the behaviors you like (and want to s ..read more
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