6 Simple Things You Can do To Make Life Easier for Your Aging Pet

Older pets have different health and medical challenges than their younger counterparts.  Both cats and dogs, for example, are more prone to developing joint and bone disease, heart disease, cancer, kidney and urinary tract disease, liver disease and diabetes—all of which can make them uncomfortable and anxious.

Keep Your Pets Happy and Healthy with Proper Dental Care

You could narrow down pet care into two broad categories: their happiness and their health. Taking care of your pet's happiness is obviously the fun and easy part, but taking care of their health can be trickier. One aspect that often gets overlooked is your pet's dental care.

Why You Should Keep Your Pets Up-To-Date on Their Shots

Our pets are precious, but they're not invincible. They're as susceptible to diseases and infections as the rest of us. That's why it's important to keep them up-to-date with all of their shots. It's the best way to grant them immunity against future diseases.

How to Ensure Your Pet is Getting the Right Nutrition

Are you certain that your pet is getting the proper nutrition from the food your feed them? If you feed an off-the-shelf kibble or wet food, you may think that your dog or cat is getting all the nutrients they need to thrive. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.

How to Select the Best Kitty Litter for Your Cat and Your Home


Selecting the right litter can be a challenge if you're a first-time cat owner. You want a brand that will please you and your cat.  Many pet parents prefer litters that are easy to scoop and leaves their homes smelling clean.

Dozens of cat litter products are available on the market. Which one is perfect for your feline friend to do its business? You'll learn how to choose the best kitty litter for your home in today's South Boston Animal Hospital blog.

I’m Pregnant, Can I Still Keep My Cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a potential illness that expectant mothers face during their pregnancy. The infection can affect the health and development of their unborn child. Felines are one of the primary carriers of Toxoplasmosis. Some obstetricians tell cat-owning patients to re-home their pets to reduce the risk of infection, but is this necessary? 

Is It Possible to Own a Cat If You’re Allergic?

You love cats and would love to have one in your home. Who doesn't?

But sadly, you're allergic to them. What's a furry pet lover to do?

Turns out, there is good news. As long as your allergy isn't severe and doesn't cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or have an asthma attack, there are some things you can do to make your pet ownership less... sneezy.

There really isn't be any reason why you can't adopt a feline. Cat and Claritin lovers rejoice! Here's what you should do before adopting a new furry friend

12 Common Causes of Weight Loss in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents often worry that their dogs and cats will pack on the extra pounds from eating too many delicious treats. But what if your pet is losing weight and you don't know why? 

Weight loss can be a sign your pet has underlying medical or behavioral issues. Here are some common causes of unexpected weight loss in cats and dogs.

6 Things You Need to Know About Senior Cats

Senior cats are beloved family members, and it can be disheartening to see them slow down a bit in their old age. But knowing how to care for a senior cat can make all the difference in their quality of life, and may help them stick around for many years to come.

Here are some things you need to know about caring for your senior cat.

The Complete Guide to Spaying & Neutering Cats and Dogs

Bringing a puppy or kitten home for the first time is a joyful experience. Most pet parents want to ensure their newest family addition stays healthy and strong. Besides vaccinations, having your pet spayed or neutered is a great way to protect their lifelong health.

Here's everything you need to know about these two common procedures for cats and dogs.