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What Is Canine Vestibular Syndrome and How Is It Treated?

Statistics show that 89.7% of households in the U.S. have dogs. If you’re one of those households, then it’s only natural that you’ll be concerned if you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior. Has your dog been staggering or stumbling while walking lately? If you’re concerned that your dog may be […]

Canine Conception: 5 Early Signs of Pregnancy in Dogs

Unlike humans who have roughly nine months to prepare for a newborn, dogs’ gestation periods are much shorter. In fact, they often deliver within 58-72 days of conception. For that reason, it’s imperative you know early on if your dog is expecting. As with humans, there are some tell-tale signs that a […]

Ruff and Tumble: How to Care for a Dog Wound

36.5% of households in the United States own a dog, which means there are tens of millions of pet dogs. This means dogs are bound to encounter other pets on a daily basis, especially when you take your dog to a dog park. But just like any other animal, dogs are […]

Your Guide to Skin Conditions That Affect Older Dogs

You might be shocked to learn that dogs are considered “elders” or “geriatric” when they hit age 7. Even if you still think of them as your precious baby, you need to be aware of senior dog issues so you can protect your pet as they age. Besides looking out for […]

How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant: 5 Symptoms to Look Out For

There is nothing better than a soft and fuzzy kitten! But before new tiny fuzzballs come into your life there area few things to keep an eye out for in your expecting mama cat. If you’re unsure on how to tell if your cat is pregnant, read this list and […]

Human foods that can be shared with a dog

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, and for a good reason: these lovable creatures certainly make for very loyal and obedient companions and pets. So much so that we frequently feel tempted to share our own food with them (even if it is just table scraps), in order to […]

How To Stop a Dog From Running Away and Make Them Stay

If your dog keeps running away, it’s understandable if you’re having concerns. It’s a common problem we hear about all the time at our Sykesville vet clinic. And it’s something that dog owners around the world struggle with. It’s a huge relief when pet owners are able to catch their […]

5 Tips on How to Keep an Outside Dog Warm This Winter

It’s no secret. Winter is around the corner. And while most of us are busy thinking of the holiday festivities we are going to host this year, there’s one inevitable factor that you should also start considering. The weather. According to Forbes.com, much of the eastern United States has experienced the […]

Anxiety in Cats: Here’s How to Help

Does your cat meow endlessly into the night and insist on following you around? Or maybe they hide most of the day and get aggressive for no reason. These behaviors may be coupled with more damaging behaviors, like scratching the furniture and going outside the litter box. Your first step […]

What to Expect When Your Pet Has Been Admitted to the Veterinary Hospital

If your pet has been admitted to a Sykesville veterinary clinic, rest assured that they’re in good hands. Although bringing your little loved one to the hospital can feel scary, it’s of the utmost importance that they receive the help they need as quickly as possible. While they’re admitted, if […]