Academy Animal Hospital | Greenwood IN | Pet Advice

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Does Owner Personality Impact Pet Health?

August 1, 2019

It’s a common cliché, that owners and their pets resemble each other, but there may be more to this than...

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Hot Weather Tips For Your Dog

July 15, 2019

It’s taken a while, but the summer heat is finally beginning to settle in to Indiana. Spending time outside,...

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Spring Allergies and Your Pet

July 1, 2019

Spring and summer in Indiana can be beautiful. Flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, and the days...

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Keeping Your Spring Cleaning Pet-Friendly

June 16, 2019

The grass is growing, trees are blooming, and rain is falling – must be spring! With the fresh start...

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Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease

June 16, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the potential connection between certain canine...

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Understanding Disc Disease in Dogs

June 2, 2019

Unfortunately, your furry friend can’t tell you what she’s feeling herself, but you know her well enough to understand that something isn’t right.

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How to Tell if Your Pet Has a Urinary Tract Infection

May 12, 2019

When your pet suddenly begins struggling with urination and bladder control, you know something is wrong.

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7 Ways to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

April 29, 2019

The truth of the matter is an overweight pet faces many health challenges that can decrease his quality of life and shorten his lifespan

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Preparing a Pet for Its First Kennel Visit

April 14, 2019

If you’re kenneling your animal during your trip, you might put scheduling their stay as one more item of your list and leave it at that.

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Does My Cat Have Hyperthyroidism?

April 1, 2019

If your cat’s behavior or appearance has suddenly changed, you know something is wrong. What you probably don’t know is what that something is.

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Is a Raw Food Diet Healthy for My Dog?

March 20, 2019

At one point your dog’s ancestors were wild animals who relied on hunting skills for survival rather than a food bowl.

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5 Ways to Help Your Indoor Cat Get More Exercise

February 3, 2019

It is really easy for indoor cats to become overweight. They don’t have as much opportunity for exercise...

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Should My Dog Have a Raw Meat Diet?

January 20, 2019

Choosing your dog’s food can be a big decision for pet owners. Older dogs might need special food to...

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Do Dogs and Cats Catch Colds?

January 6, 2019

Dogs and cats CAN catch colds, as well as the flu. Their symptoms include the same kind of symptoms that we have when we get a cold

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Is Your Pet's Microchip Up To Date?

December 27, 2018

Take a moment to think about your pets' microchip - the tiny chip that sits between their shoulder blades...

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How to Prevent Common Nail and Paw Problems

December 27, 2018

Your pets' paws and nails are very important to their well-being and central to most things they do.

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Should I Worry About My Pet’s Eye Gunk?

December 7, 2018

The hair around your pet’s eyes should not be constantly wet.

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Help! My Pet Keeps Getting Fleas

November 14, 2018

Fleas go beyond being a simple inconvenience; they can also transmit diseases to your pet and to your family.

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Socially Awkward? Here’s How To Socialize Your Pet

November 11, 2018

Socializing your pet is super important, even if you don’t have another pet. You will run into animals...

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Should I Get Pet Health Insurance

October 28, 2018

Believe it or not, pet health insurance has been around since 1890, when the first policy was sold to...

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5 Tips for a Pet-Healthy House

October 14, 2018

Your home is a big contributor to the health of your pet. By maintaining a pet-healthy household, you...

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Strategies For Welcoming A New Pet To Your Home

September 16, 2018

Welcoming a new pet into your home is incredibly exciting. Everyone can’t wait to play together and make...

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How Did My Dog Get Fleas?

September 2, 2018

Fleas are tricky little creatures. Even if you’re extremely careful about prevention, it’s still possible...

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4 Ways To Prevent Pet Dental Disease

August 19, 2018

Did you know your pet’s oral health seriously affects overall health? Diseases of the digestive system,...

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How To Manage Cat Obesity

July 29, 2018

Almost 60% of indoor cats are overweight and could benefit from a veterinarian-supervised weight loss...

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Help! My Dog Has Heartworm

July 23, 2018

Did you know heartworm disease is much more widespread than it used to be? It’s now in zones where veterinarians...

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Fear of Loud Noises

July 9, 2018

During noisy times, your pet might cower, shake, hide, whine, pace, chew and destroy things or even lose bladder control.

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Causes of Paw and Nail Disorders

June 21, 2018

Does your cat lose pieces of its claws? Does your dog have brittle or broken nails? If so, read on.

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Anesthesia and Animals: 5 Things to Know

June 7, 2018

It ensures your pet doesn’t move during the procedure and prevents them from feeling any pain.

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Tips for Taking Your Dog to Public Places

May 26, 2018

With a little training, they can be ready for visits to pet-friendly stores, your workplace and other places that welcome them.

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Could My Pet Have Arthritis?

May 11, 2018

Routine veterinary visits are often the key to identifying dog and cat arthritis.

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Adopting a Senior Pet

May 11, 2018

Older pets often come with benefits like calm behavior, easy family integration, and the feeling that you’ve helped an animal in need.

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Why Is My Pet Shedding So Much?

April 13, 2018

It’s a myth that dogs and cats don’t shed in winter.

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5 Signs of Stroke in Dogs

March 28, 2018

In dogs, it occurs due to blood vessel blockage (ischemic) and bleeds (hemorrhagic).

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Help Your Pet Shed Pounds

March 13, 2018

Obesity isn’t just a human health crisis in the U.S. About 50% of pets are also overweight.

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6 Tip for Reducing Vet Visit Stress

March 6, 2018

Visits can be unpleasant - for both the animal and the owner.

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Symptoms of Cat Flu

February 20, 2018

Cat flu make a cat feel sick for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

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7 Ways To Keep Dogs Warm In Winter

February 13, 2018

When winter winds blow with ice and snow, our canine friends are at increased risk of illness and injury.

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Too Much Licking?

January 12, 2018

Allergies are the number one cause of excessive licking in dogs and a major cause for cats.

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Pet-Proofing Your Home

January 3, 2018

Is your home pet-proof? If you don’t know where to start with pet-proofing your home, read on for some helpful tips.

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Making a 12-Month Wellness Plan

December 27, 2017

Having one promotes pet health, keeps treatments on track, and often comes with the added bonus of cost savings.

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When Creepy Crawlers Attack Your Pet

December 13, 2017

Would you recognize the symptoms of a bite? Here are some tips for handling common threats.

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Are Wellness Exams Necessary?

November 21, 2017

It is essential to take your pet in for routine wellness exams, even for an animal that seems to be in great health.

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Sharing Table Scraps

November 7, 2017

“People food” can create serious health issues for pets.

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Pets With Bad Breath Is A Stinky Issue

October 18, 2017

If your pet’s breath is so bad it makes you wince, something could be wrong.

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Is It OK To Let Pets Eat Grass?

October 11, 2017

Eating grass might seem gross to us, but it’s irresistible for many cats and dogs.

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Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

October 4, 2017

Although it’s possible to catch pet diseases, it’s far less likely if you have proper pet healthcare and sanitary precautions.

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Handling Your New Kitten

September 4, 2017

Stimulating play is important during the first weeks of bringing one home.

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Moving With Pets

September 4, 2017

Making the transition to a new home can be as hard for pets as it is for humans

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101 For New Pet Owners

September 1, 2017

If you have never had a dog or cat before, it can be overwhelming.

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New Puppy Needs Attention

August 28, 2017

Spend some time thinking about what you will teach your new dog.