What Is Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs All About?

A dog gets cold laser therapy on his knee

As loving pet owners, we are always looking out for the newest and best options in pet care. Anything that we can do to help our animals is on the radar and more and more options exist all the time.

You may have heard some chatter about cold laser therapy for dogs and wondering what it is and whether there is cold laser therapy for dogs near you. Look no further, Sky Canyon Animal Hospital has you covered. 

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What to Know About Adopting a Feral Cat

A woman sitting next to a stray cat.

A feral cat is a stray cat that has not been domesticated by people and shies away from human attention and touch. Either born wild or seperated from/abandoned by their owners, feral cats scavenge for food, suffer temperature extremes, and are at high risk of disease and injury. Their fearful, reclusive behavior typically precludes successful placement inside human homes, but adopting a feral cat is not impossible. Patience, perseverance, and preparation can yield incredible results and make a significant impact on your community.

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How to Keep Your Pet Safe From Wildlife Encounters

A golden retriever in an orange camping bag.

What do bobcats, mountain lions, and coyotes have in common? Aside from being apex predators, they live in relatively close proximity to human developments. Since we are the ones encroaching on their known habitats, sightings and encounters are becoming more common. To keep your pet safe from wildlife, it is critical to know what to do if you ever cross paths with dangerous predators. 

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Do You Have What It Takes to Travel With a Large Dog?

A brown dog sticking his head out of a car window

It might be a little harder to travel with a larger dog, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Whether you’re staying in your state or pursuing a cross-country adventure, proper preparation makes it easy to travel with your big pup. Sure, there’s a lot to consider, but it’s well worth the extra effort, time, and preparation.

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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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