Understanding Your Pet’s Altered Eating or Drinking Habits

Changes in your pet’s eating or drinking habits can indicate a serious health issue. Our Creature Comforts Veterinary Service team encourages you to monitor your pet’s eating and drinking patterns, and learn what these changes can mean about your pet’s health. Why is my pet not eating? If your pet does not like their food, [...]

Common Itchy Pet Causes

According to a 2022 Nationwide® survey on pet insurance data, for the eleventh year in a row, allergic dermatitis was the top reason dogs visited the veterinarian, and the condition is common in cats too. Our Creature Comforts Veterinary Service team provides information about the most common allergies affecting pets and potential treatment strategies. Flea [...]

6 Pet Owner Tips for Dealing With Ticks

Do you know what to do if you find a tick on your pet? Pennsylvania is a hotbed for ticks, and these parasites can transmit dangerous diseases to your pet. Our Creature Comforts Veterinary Service team provides tips to help protect your pet from ticks and the diseases they carry. #1: Learn about the diseases [...]

Cognitive Dysfunction in Senior Pets

While some cognitive decline in pets is normal, a significant change in functional capacity can be compared to Alzheimer’s or other dementia types in humans. Cognitive dysfunction is a clinically recognized, abnormal syndrome that affects your senior pet’s brain far beyond expectations during normal aging. The Creature Comforts Veterinary Service team shares what pet owners [...]

8 Changes in Your Pet You Shouldn’t Ignore

Many pets are masters at hiding illness and pain, and continue going about their normal business despite feeling under the weather. Because pets can’t actually tell us they are feeling unwell, pet owners must remain vigilant to any concerning changes in their pet’s behavior that could indicate a problem. Like human children, not every illness [...]

Tick Prevention and Lyme Disease in Dogs

Ticks are most active during the warm spring and summer months, but they can bite and transmit disease anytime temperatures are higher than 40 degrees, which makes ticks a year-round threat to your pet’s health. Dogs are at risk for Lyme disease, one of the most common tick-borne diseases in our region. The Creature Comforts [...]

Heartworm Questions and Answers

Our Creature Comforts Veterinary Service team knows that most pet owners do not fully understand heartworm disease and prevention. We’re taking this opportunity to share what you should know about heartworm in dogs and cats by answering your most frequently asked questions. Question: What are heartworms? Answer: Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart, [...]

Allergic Reactions in Pets: A Comprehensive Guide

Allergies occur commonly in pets, whether they pop up suddenly as an acute reaction, or wax and wane with the seasons. Since your pet’s immune system can develop a hypersensitivity to a wide range of allergens, knowing what caused the reaction can be difficult—you know only that they have an allergy. Allergic reactions can also [...]

5 Reasons Why It’s Good to Let Your Cat Scratch

Scratching is to cats what digging is to dogs—an important behavior that’s an essential part of being a cat. Without a scratching outlet, cats can experience a plethora of health and behavior problems that can take a serious toll on their mental health. In addition to boosting your cat’s health and happiness, here are five [...]

10 Fool-Proof Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home

Curious pets can quickly get up to no good if owners have not taken the proper precautions to make their home pet-safe. Four-legged friends who follow their nose and sniff out leftovers in the trash and vitamin gummies in your purse can easily be in danger if they encounter toxic substances and household hazards. Keep [...]

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