What Is In a Pet Emergency Kit?

A pet traveling safely in a car.

If you had to run out of the house in an emergency, do you know what you would save first? Your pets are, of course, likely to be priority number one. In addition to your furry friends, however, there are some basic items you need to take to ensure they are safe and comfortable. Pre-preparing a pet emergency kit means you and your pets can be ready to go. 

If you prefer to build your own pet emergency kit, the staff at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital compiled a list of necessary items to have.

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What Pet Behavior Says About You and Them

A gray tabby cat with a stern expression.

Our pets say so much with their behavior, but we’re not always aware of what they’re saying or when. They’re subtle sometimes, but other times their body language speaks volumes. By paying close attention to what their body says, we can interpret a great deal about their thoughts and feelings. Pet behavior is always interesting and benefits from our time and energy.

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Asthma in Cats: What You Need to Know

A tabby cat sneezing into a tissue.

Most cat owners are painfully familiar with hairballs. An occasional sight of a cat hunching over, making wheezing sounds, and coughing up an elongated pile of stomach bile and fur isn’t always a cause for concern, but breathing difficulty is definitely alarming. Asthma in cats can sneak up on owners, so it’s best to be prepared for what it looks like and when it requires you to seek help.

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Year-Round Parasite Prevention Starts in the New Year

Parasite prevention for cats.

Humans are creatures of habit, and yet we allow lots of things to fall through the cracks. Perhaps equally true is that we are, for the most part, prone to procrastination. Why do anything right away when it’s just as easy to do it later? However, when it comes to your pet’s parasite prevention, it is ideal to have them on a year-round schedule. That way, they are never vulnerable to the resilient, pervasive bugs that can cause problems in unprotected pets. 

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10 Easy-to-keep New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

Dogs celebrating new years

Resolve to make 2022 your pet’s healthiest, happiest year yet with these tips from your friends at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital.

1. Start the New Year Off With a Clean Bill of Health 

Make sure your pet starts the new year off on the right paw with a wellness appointment that includes a thorough physical exam and recommendations for appropriate vaccines and parasite prevention.

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Understanding and Enforcing Holiday Pet Safety Measures

Dog having a safe holiday.

It might seem a bit odd to have rules during the most wonderful time of the year, but without certain guard rails in place, risks to pet health skyrocket. With the influx of strangers around, indulgent foods in abundance, and attractive, dangling objects on display, pet emergencies are bound to happen around the holidays. The good news is that you can guard against them with our tips for ultimate holiday pet safety. 

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The Short and Sweet on Diabetes in Cats

Cat diabetes.

Perhaps one of the more common conditions we diagnose at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital, diabetes in cats is something that feline lovers should be aware of. Knowing what signs to look for and when to bring your cat to see us is paramount to dealing with a disease that is often quite manageable. 

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Why is My Dog Reverse Sneezing?

Dog sneezing.

Your dog probably makes a lot of noises. From yips and yaps to snorts and growls, the canine species can be pretty noisy. Reverse sneezing in dogs, though, can be a little disconcerting and make even the most seasoned pup parent wonder what’s happening. Sky Canyon Animal Hospital has the information you need, though, to sort out the reverse sneeze. 

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Connecting Pet Vaccinations With a Long, Healthy Life

A black and white cat receives a vaccine from a veterinarian.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Serving as a reminder of the importance of disease prevention for companion animals, this month-long campaign continues to have a huge impact on pets and the people who love them. Adherence to the recommended vaccine schedule has a powerful effect on wild and stray animals, as well. Protecting and preserving your pet’s health is possible with pet vaccinations, and we’re here to help inspire and educate.

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