The Importance of Socializing Dogs in the Time of COVID-19

Don’t let your dog be a COVID dog! No, we don’t mean that your dog is going to get infected with COVID-19. Technically, there have been a few dogs that have been infected by their owners, but they never developed symptoms. What we want to focus on are the behavioral side effects of the pandemic, and why addressing anxiety in dogs and keeping them socialized is so important. When the stay-at-home order started nearly a year ago, it was widely believed in the veterinary profession that dogs would get much more attention, exercise and training. Unfortunately, this did not turn
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The Problem with Using Flexi Leashes in Callaway

Flexi leashes are a popular product among dog owners. With a retractable lead that can extend out to about 20 feet, it sounds like the perfect leash to allow your dog the freedom to roam around without running off. However, Flexi leashes are often used incorrectly, and in some cases can put the dog, their owner, and even other animals in danger. They can also make our animal hospital less safe for your pet and other people’s pets.   Here are several reasons why we do not recommend using a Flexi leash with your dog: Please do not bring your dog to
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Holiday Pet Safety Tips for All Kinds of Pets

The holidays present unique dangers to our pets that can cause them distress, injury, or make them ill. To help keep the holidays merry and bright, our animal hospital in Callaway has come up with holiday pet safety tips for cats, dogs, and our exotic pets, too! Food and Decorating Safety Tips Our cats and dogs are curious creatures who often take a keen interest in our decorations and food. And our exotic pets can be stressed by all the festivities, too! Our tips can help spread the good cheer all around: Secure the Christmas tree by anchoring it to the floor
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