National Love Your Pet Day

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? Approximately 39% of US households own at least one dog, and 33% own at least one cat. Pets provide wonderful companionship and can actually help decrease your blood pressure and stress.

Pets are awesome they brighten our days and make our lives different and more interesting. National Love Your Pet Day is a chance for you to show your pet how you feel. Special treats, pampering and all the attention that your best friend can handle are all great ways to celebrate this holiday!!!

So whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, bird, reptile, or goldfish, shower them with love and affection today! Happy Love Your Pet Day!

 

 

 

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Stress Free, Pain Free Pain Management for Your Pet. All You Need to Know About Therapeutic Laser

Therapurtic Laser TherapyWhat is “therapeutic laser”?

Often referred to as “laser therapy“, therapeutic laser is the application of light energy to areas of the body to stimulate healing. Laser therapy provide stress free, pain free pain management for your pet.

What types of conditions benefit from therapeutic laser?

  • Muscular strain/sprain and the resultant pain (treatment is applied over he affected joints and muscles that are painful)
  • Osteoarthritis (treatment is again applied over the affected joints and muscles that are painful)
  •  Post-operative application around incisions or wounds (to help stimulate and accelerate healing)
  • Laser therapy is a non-intrusive, pain free, stress free option to offer pain management for your pet.

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Lala’s Laser Story Non Intrusive Pain Management

Born on the streets of Reno, Lala had a rough start to life. She endured a significant amount of physical abuse before her dad came to her rescue. As a result, her right rear leg has always been stiff, and for the most part, useless. She had been getting along just fine though, until October of this year, when she decided to go on a little adventure.

For one whole month, Lala was on the lamb! Her family was worried sick and searching for her relentlessly. When she finally returned, she had injured herself again somehow. Now, in addition to the other side, her left rear leg was stiff, as was her neck. Her back was sore and she could barely move at all.

After some X-rays to check for any broken bones or dislocated joints, Lala’s laser story began when Lala’s dad opted to try laser therapy, in addition to traditional pain medications, to see if it would work for her. Happily, after just a couple of weeks of therapy, Lala started to regain motion of her neck and left rear limb. To our surprise, however, she has even started using her right rear limb! Now Lala just can’t stop. (See video footage below). Laser therapy has provided pain management for Lala. Lala has also stopped taking any type of pain medications.

We love you, Lala! Learn more about laser therapy and find out if your pet would be a good candidate here.

Why You Should Care About Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care - Fairgrounds Animal HospitalDid You Know….

Dental disease is the number one health issue in pets, affecting 80% of dogs and 70% of cats. This is not surprising considering that most owners do not have a regular pet dental care routine.

Why Should You Care?

Poor oral hygiene doesn’t just cause bad breath; it can lead to tooth loss, painful abscesses, difficulty eating and other health problems including heart disease. A good pet dental care routine will keep help keep your pet healthy overall. Continue…

February is National Dental Month

Fairgrounds Animal Hospital is celebrating National Pet Dental Month by giving you a 10% discount for your pet’s dental cleaning. Call to make an appointment for your free dental consultation.

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