Pet Wellness Plans for Every Pet, Every Budget

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A common barrier to routine veterinary care is financial. Added to this is the assumption that if a pet looks and behaves normally, they’re healthy. But in order for a pet to truly thrive and meet their healthiest potential, prevention is the key to success. Warding off contagious and/or preventable diseases, reducing the impact of external and internal parasites, and maintaining optimal weight are all part of our pet wellness plans. Designed to help owners achieve maximum pet wellness, these plans also promote fiscal responsibility. Win-win!

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Allergy Testing for Dogs Saves More than Time and Money

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There’s nothing worse than being itchy, except perhaps being itchy and not knowing what’s causing dermatological distress. Atopic dermatitis, typically caused by inhaling certain allergens like dust, pollen, or mold, can be formally diagnosed with allergy testing. A major boon for itchy pets, allergy testing for dogs can lead to the development of an effective, long-lasting treatment plan. 

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Natural Pet Remedies That Really Work

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Traditional veterinary medicine has elevated disease prevention, treatment, surgery, and pain management to benefit millions of companion animals. When paired with holistic veterinary medicine, pets can achieve whole-body health, vitality, and longevity. This integrative approach is becoming more mainstream, in part because of the myriad alternatives to prevent or soothe various illnesses/injuries. In response to the growing curiosity, we’d like to share a few effective natural pet remedies that can provide relief and support. 

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Drug Free Ways to Manage Chronic Pain in Your Pets

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There are a variety of conditions that can cause chronic pain in pets. It can be difficult to determine if your pet is in pain, however, as some are experts at hiding their discomfort. The veterinarians at The Bluffs Pet Clinic can help you determine if your pet is experiencing chronic pain and take a holistic approach to create an appropriate treatment plan to alleviate it.

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Best Practices For Puppy Proofing Your Home

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Are you the proud owner of a new puppy? Congratulations! Puppies are adorably cuddly, energetic, curious and tend to explore the world through their mouths, aka chewing everything in sight. When teething, chewing can be a self-soothing behavior. While chewing surfaces like wood or plastic may provide some temporary relief, it is important to ensure your puppy’s dental health and prevent gum injury or infection. 

You have to train a puppy on appropriate interaction within your home to make it a much more tolerable and enjoyable experience for everyone. The team at The Bluffs Pet Clinic has a few tips for keeping your pet safe (and you sane) as they explore their new homes.

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How to Care for a Differently-Abled Pet

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Our companion animals are living longer than ever before. This is obviously great news, but their longevity also increases the chances of chronic conditions, such as cognitive impairment, blindness, or deafness. In addition, many pets are either born with physical abnormalities that impact mobility, or are recovering from an illness or injury that resulted in a surgical amputation. Whatever the case may be, differently-abled pets are deserving of our love and protection. With certain considerations of their abilities, they can live long, healthy lives.

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Getting Started with Veterinary Herbal Therapy

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The Bluffs Pet Clinic knows that you want the best options when it comes to your pet’s health care. It is important to us to offer a range of care encompassing the best of both Eastern and Western veterinary medicine. 

Herbal treatment can be a great option for many of our patients but is not always familiar to pet owners. Read on to learn how veterinary herbal therapy can be used to help your pet.

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Pet Loss and Grief Resources

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Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy, and the grieving process is highly individualized. Our pets are valued family members who provide a constant source of companionship through life’s ups and downs. They give our lives purpose; they keep us active, and they make us laugh. And for those who rely on a service animal or therapy pet, losing that pet also means a temporary loss of independence or emotional support. 

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Pet Zoomies Explained

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Have you ever noticed your dog racing in circles at top speed, or a kitten leaping and pouncing non-stop? As an observer, it can be difficult to restrain your laughter at the cuteness overload.  You may wonder at the mystery of why your pets have the zoomies in the first place. The team at The Bluffs Pet Clinic is here to explain the phenomenon known as pet zoomies and the reasons for this strange behavior. 

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Why Do I Have an Itchy Dog?

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Allergies can affect our pets as much as they affect us. Unfortunately, our dogs cannot tell us when they are suffering from allergies. If you have an itchy dog, there is a good chance that allergies are the cause. Keep reading to learn more about allergies in dogs and how to get treatment to bring them relief from their skin issues:

Ruhroh: Itchy Dog Causes

If your dog is suddenly scratching more than normal, it is important to figure out the cause. Identifying the catalyst is the best way to find the proper treatment that will erase your dog’s discomfort so he can get back to his normal, carefree life. The following can cause itchiness in dogs:

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