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How to Keep Your Pet in the Best Overall Health

At Petroglyph Animal Hospital, we know that your pet is a valued member of your family. We also understand the special bond that you share with your animal companion. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care possible.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your pet in the best overall health:

Bring your animal companion in for regular check-ups and vaccinations. This will help to ensure that any potential problems are caught early and treated effectively.

Keep your pet’s environment clean and free of potential hazards. This includes keeping trash cans securely lidded, cleaning up spills immediately, and making sure that poisonous plants are not within reach.

Feed your pet a high-quality diet and provide plenty of fresh water. This will help to keep your animal companion at a healthy weight and promote good overall health.

Provide your pet with plenty of exercise and brain activity. This will help to keep them physically fit and prevent boredom that can lead to destructive behaviors.

Keep your animal companion’s nails trimmed and their coat brushed. This will help to keep them looking and feeling their best.

By following these simple tips, you can help to ensure that your animal companion enjoys a long, healthy, and happy life.

Dog Vaccinations

As a dog owner, it’s also important to ensure that your pet is up to date on all vaccinations to protect them from diseases that could be harmful or even deadly.

At Petroglyph Animal Hospital, we offer a wide variety of vaccinations and other medical services for pets. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your furry friend.

We understand that it can be difficult to keep track of all the different vaccinations that your dog needs. Consult with your veterinarian at your next visit to determine which vaccinations make sense for your pet. And you can rely on our regular postcard, e-mail, and/or text reminders to make keeping your pet up to date a breeze!

How to Prevent Your Pet from Overheating

As the summer months roll on, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of overheating for your animal companion. Pets can suffer from heatstroke just like humans, and it can be deadly if not treated immediately.

There are a few simple things you can do to help prevent your pet from overheating:

  • Never leave your animal companion in a parked car, even for a short period of time. The temperature inside a vehicle can rise quickly, and your pet could overheat and die.
  • Make sure that your animal companion has access to plenty of fresh water and shade at all times. A good rule of thumb is to provide one gallon of water per day for each animal.
  • Keep your animal companion in a well-ventilated area. If possible, provide them with access to air conditioning or a fan.
  • Avoid exercising your animal companion during the hottest hours of the day. Stick to early morning or evening walks to help prevent overheating.

By following these simple tips, you can help to keep your animal companion safe and healthy during the summer months. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help. Remember that hyperthermia (overheating) can be a life-threatening emergency.

Trust Petroglyph Animal Hospital to Give Your Pets the Care They Deserve

Petroglyph Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that has been providing quality medical care for dogs and cats in Albuquerque for over 20 years. We offer a wide range of services, including preventative care, vaccinations, surgery, dental care, and more. Our experienced and compassionate staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pet.

Contact us for all of your animal healthcare needs.