Pocket Pets Are Important Too: Improving Their Health and Keeping Them Safe

Pet guinea pig in garden.

As the guardian to a smaller pet like a rabbit, ferret, or hamster, your role as their caretaker is an important one. What you do or don’t do for your pocket pets can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. At Redwood Veterinary Hospital, pet wellness for all creatures great and small is a priority. We think pocket pets deserve great care, too. 

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Why the Wait? A Look at Veterinary Care During the Pandemic

Woman with mask kissing dog.

Life changed for all of us last year. By adapting to strict safety measures and enforcing new protocols, essential businesses like ours were able to continue serving the community. But veterinary care during the pandemic looks—and feels—vastly different than before. We’re doing what needs to be done, but for various reasons pet owners are facing longer than usual wait times.

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Squeaky Clean Kitty: How to Groom Your Kitten for Good Hygiene

A cat with a towel around its head cleans its paw.

When a kitten is very young, you have likely witnessed the mother cat constantly grooming the youngsters with her tongue. She pays careful attention to their daily care and grooming. It is her natural instinct to do so. But once a kitten is adopted out or is otherwise away from their mother, is it still necessary to take care of the kitten’s hygiene? 

Many new kitten owners ask us about this very important issue. This is why the team at Redwood Veterinary Hospital is here to provide you some tips on how to groom your kitten with care and ease. Keep reading to learn more!

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Redwood Veterinary Hospital’s Top Blogs of 2020

2020 is in the review mirror, and thank goodness for that! And what a year it was! The struggle was real, but we made it through. Thanks, in no small part, to our pets.

From their constant companionship to the laughter they bring through their antics and idiosyncrasies, our furry friends have provided a bright spot through the madness. We hope, too, that Redwood Veterinary Hospital’s blog has shed some light on your pet’s quirks and overall wellbeing.

With that in mind, and in keeping with tradition, we are happy to share with you our top 5 most-read blog posts of 2020!

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Dog Walk Etiquette: Training Your Dog to Walk on a Leash

When you live in any community, big or small, it is necessary to keep your dog on a leash when you are out in public. It seems easy, right? Unfortunately, many dogs resist the leash and it can be a struggle to have a pleasant walk when they are squirming and miserable. The case for leashes is important, though, to keeping your pet and others safe. It’s a necessary part of training your dog, in fact.

This is why your friends at Redwood Veterinary Clinic are here to give you some expert tips on training your dog to walk on a leash. Let’s get going!

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We are an Essential Service Offering Curbside Care

Redwood Veterinary Hospital has always believed that protection of good health, both human and animal, requires a multifaceted community-based approach. As our community addresses the challenges of COVID-19 together we want to keep you informed about how we’re doing things a little differently these days. 

Designated by the State of California as an essential service, Redwood Veterinary Hospital continues to provide critical care to sick or injured animals as well as wellness care, such as all important health check examinations and vaccinations. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we deliver healthcare to animals. We call this new approach “Curbside Care”. Below we explain how this will affect your experience at Redwood Veterinary Hospital in the months ahead.  

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Fireworks, Parties, and Thunderstorms: Addressing Noise Anxiety in Pets

Most pets are sensitive to loud noises because their hearing is much more acute than our own. This sensitivity to sound is what causes some emotional and physical disturbances when your pet hears loud noises. Couple that with the unpredictability of some of these sounds, is cause for stress in some animals.

The team at Redwood Veterinary Hospital is here to address noise anxiety in pets to help you identify the triggers and minimize the symptoms in your little one.

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Redwood Veterinary Hospital is Celebrating 41 Years of AAHA Accreditation!

This year at Redwood Veterinary Hospital marks our 41st year of accreditation by AAHA and we couldn’t be more proud! This is no small accomplishment and we want to make sure that all of our friends and family know exactly what that means and why they should care. It is one thing for us to be proud, but we know you’ll join us once you know what AAHA accreditation means for you and your pet(s).

AAHA Accreditation

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) was founded in 1933 to help ensure the best care for our animal friends possible. Today AAHA is respected internationally as a leader in the veterinary world, setting standards of excellence for veterinary care and services. 

While the AAHA guidelines and standards for high quality veterinary care are available to the entire profession, not every veterinary hospital follows them. All veterinary hospitals in California are legally required to meet certain minimum standards of care. AAHA accredited hospitals, like Redwood Veterinary Hospital, are required to meet higher standards of care. This takes considerable time and effort and generates a lot of pride here at Redwood. 

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Retrospective: Our Top 5 Pet Blogs of 2019 

Can you believe another year has come and gone? And what a year it was! At Redwood Veterinary Hospital, we have been blessed to care for so many wonderful fur friends and partner with their loving families. Our goal is to always give our pets the greatest quality of care in veterinary health for a long and happy life. 

The aim of our blog is to provide relevant, informative content on all things relating to pet health. We also throw out the occasional entertaining and light-hearted blog for good measure. We are pleased that we have had so many loyal readers, and we look forward to providing excellent content for pet owners. 

So, now to our top 5 pet blogs of 2019!

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