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Pet-proof your holiday decor
How to keep your cats and dogs off the Naughty List

1 min read Decorated Christmas trees and a fully lit menorah or kinara are showstoppers. Ornaments, lights, and seasonal scents add to the festive feeling of the season. They also seem like shiny new playthings to your curious pet. When decorating your home for the...

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

Routine lab tests keep your cat or dog in their prime
We recommend the best ones below

1.5 min read Routine labs on Kevin, an 8-year-old Pekingese Mix, revealed a high white blood cell count. Dr Cassie Jensen tested him to find out why this was elevated and found an often life-threatening tumor on his adrenal gland. We removed it and his blood levels...

If You Are Facing the Loss of Your Pet
When your pet dies, we are here with answers and support

2min read   Sean’s older cat Gracie limped with pain. She began to bump into walls and urinate in the living room. Then, when Sean’s younger cat began to groom Gracie, he realized it was time to prepare for her death. Our cats and dogs are family, so it’s...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Four-year-old Odin suffers from allergies triggered by chicken (note: food allergies are the rarest kinds of dog allergies) and the environment. His mom, Hospital Manager Christine Dolce, says Odin’s itchiness gets in the way of his life. “He stops playing...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read Heat stroke happens fast. Keep your pets cool and avoid dangerous outcomes. If your cat or dog is affected by heat, don’t wait. Keep our phone number handy and get them to the vet ASAP. Here are 3 ways to keep your 4-legged friend safe while outdoors. #1:...

Head off a heat emergency
If your pet has heatstroke, stay cool and take these steps

1.5 min read Act fast to lower your pet’s body temperature. Rush your pet to our veterinary hospital. A veterinary visit is crucial during and after heat exhaustion or heatstroke. No matter how well you cooled your pet at home, hidden organ damage or other issues can...

Our Careful and Common Sense Approach to Vaccines
We Customize the Plan for Your Dog and Cat

3.5 minute read Goodheart customizes vaccine plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines are...

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Dr Penn has noticed that Lux’s interests have shifted as he’s aged.  “While he's still playful (he will catch that darn red dot someday), his new obsession is finding a good lap,” says Dr Penn at Goodheart Broadway. “When people visit, he will browse until...
5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Dr Penn has noticed that Lux’s interests have shifted as he’s aged.  “While he's still playful (he will catch that darn red dot someday), his new obsession is finding a good lap,” says Dr Penn at Goodheart Broadway. “When people visit, he will browse until...

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My pet ate poison. Now what?  The 5 things to do next

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help.  Step 1: Find the packaging.  It helps to have the product...

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4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

10/19/2021 | 2 min read Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t need to be tricky.  Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by keeping your pet away from these hazards:  #1: Candy bags and wrappers  Bags and wrappers can be as dangerous to your pet as the treats they...

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