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Tips for protecting your deaf furry friend
We have 3 ways to keep your pup safe

Franklin’s family realized he was hard of hearing soon after they adopted him. “We learned he might have hearing issues when he was just a puppy,” says Katie, Franklin’s mom.

Why is my dog eating grass?
7 factors behind your dog's lawn munching

3 min read “I think Milo eats grass for the novelty,” says Goodheart client, Lauren. “He came from a place with astroturf. So grass is new to him and it probably feels nice, hides yummy bugs, and has an interesting texture”. In fact, dogs eat grass for many reasons....

When should you spay or neuter your kitten?
Research shows cats stay healthiest when procedure is completed by 5 months

We first reported new recommendations for spaying and neutering cats by 5 months in January 2021. We continue to support these guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).   Research shows the...

Trust Your Vet, Not Dr Google
Why You Should Ask the Experts

2 min read    ”I have read some doozies,” says Emily, a Registered Veterinary Technician at Goodheart Broadway. “The worst myth I’ve seen online is to give your dog garlic as flea and tick prevention. It said that garlic would kill off the fleas! I was puzzled and...

A 2023 Guide: Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs
Our careful, common sense approach. Customized for your pet.

3.5 minute read Goodheart customizes immunization 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...

Lost Cat or Dog?
Find Them With These 4 Tips

2 min read We’ve written tips to help pets feel safe and secure during Independence Day festivities.  In this blog, we’ll address what to do if your pet happens to run away or get lost.   4 steps to find a lost pet.Step 1: Share your pet’s picture On social media:...

Anchors Aweigh! Lake and Boating Pet Safety Tips
How planning ahead prevents accidents

2 min read   “I took my dogs – puppy Mavia and adult dog Mara --  to the lake last year,” says Alexia, a CSC at Goodheart Broadway. “I prepared with a bag full of essentials: fresh water, bowls, treats, food, and toys. “Mavis was young at the time, so her favorite...

3 Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
If your pet runs away, ensure they are findable

3 min read    “Mazikeen’s microchip makes me feel comfortable that if she ever got lost, I’ve increased the chances of a reunion,” says Meghan, a Client Services Coordinator at Goodheart Broadway.   A microchip is a grain-of-rice-sized, electronic device. It’s placed...

Is Your Cat Stressed?
Here are some ways to tell

4 min read   Help your cat relax faster by knowing his or her stress triggers. Cats are highly sensitive creatures. This means they don’t always react well to change. Both minor and major changes to their routines can lead to anxiety.  Goodheart teaches pet owners...

2023 Travel Tips for Your Dog and Cat
The best advice for 2023 vacation

3 min read “Toby is a well-traveled terrier,” says Codee, a Veterinary Care Professional. “He enjoys road trips and long car rides. When I first adopted Toby, I taught him to stay put in his car seat that is attached to the back seat of the car. It has a safety strap...
A Feast for All Beasts  Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

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...

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

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...

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