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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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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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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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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Outdoor Pet Safety Tips for Pet Owners

A playing safely in the outdoors.

The great outdoors is a magical place for dogs and cats. There are critters to chase and sunny spaces for naps. There are delivery people to bark at and neighbors who stop by for a visit. “Oh, what a beautiful cat,” they say. “My, how your beagle has grown!” But outdoors can be scary too. How can you keep your outside pets safe? Your veterinarians at Sky Canyon Animal Hospital have some outdoor pet safety tips ready for you!

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Vaccines for Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

A brown dog receives a vaccination.

There are many factors that determine a pet’s prevention plan. Taking into account a pet’s age, lifestyle, and current health condition, we can customize the best possible approach to their wellness. Among other things, such as dental care, proper diet, and parasite prevention, vaccinations add a crucial element to preventive care. Because of the importance of vaccines for dogs, we offer a low-cost vaccine clinic every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but which vaccines for dogs are considered the most essential?

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