How Veterinary Online Stores Can Help Make Your Life Easier

Dog and cat shopping at veterinary online store.

At Springbrook Animal Care Center, we are all about making your life easier in whatever way we can. In addition to our full-service veterinary care, we also have a veterinary online store that simplifies the process of getting some of the most important necessities for your pets. With the help of our online store, you can do the following:

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The Fungus Among Us: When Your Pet Has Ringworm

Sad bulldog that has ringworm sitting at desk.

If there’s an upside to ringworm, perhaps it’s the fact that it’s not a parasitic worm that feeds off of pets and people alike. The downside, of course, is that ringworm is a skin disease caused by a fungus. Responsible for causing circular, inflamed lesions, ringworm looks a lot like a worm curling up on the skin. It infects the skin, hair, and nails and causes various uncomfortable symptoms. What’s worse is that if your pet has ringworm they can easily spread it to other pets in the home – and to people, as well.

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Springbrook Veterinary Advice: Your Pet and Water

A Springbrook pet needing help with their water.

When it comes to caring for all of your pet’s needs, there’s a lot to juggle. They depend on you for complete, balanced nutrition, daily exercise, mental stimulation, monthly parasite prevention, training, and so much more. Pets need water, too. But the exact equation of water in/water out isn’t always straightforward. How do you know if your pet is drinking enough water every day? To prevent dehydration, our Springbrook veterinary advice involves closely monitoring their habits:

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Springbrook Veterinary Care: Anal Glands 101

Springbrook dog with anal glands.

You care for your pet in every way possible. From a quality diet to preventive care with vaccinations and parasite preventions, everything you do matters when it comes to keeping them healthy and thriving.

Springbrook Animal Care Center knows that good pet grooming is important as well. Things like preventing matting and keeping long nails tamed can make a huge difference. That is why we include these types of things in our Springbrook veterinary care offerings along with education and care of your pet’s anal glands, a little body part that can make a big stink.

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Why You Should Spay Or Neuter Your Pet

Black and white cat curled up in blanket.

It’s hard not to love kittens and puppies, which makes some people reluctant to spay or neuter their pets. There is ample evidence that pet overpopulation results in some dire circumstances, however. When animals aren’t spayed or neutered, there are more stray animals, increased contagious diseases that spread through the community, crowded shelters, and an increased number of pets being euthanized. 

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Looking For Something Exotic? A List Of The Best Rodent Pets For Your Home

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Rodent pets make great additions to a variety of home environments, and they take up much less space than dogs or cats. Whether you’ve had your fair share of rodent pets in the past or you are looking to bring your first one home, here is a list of some of the best rodent pets for a variety of households: 

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Pyometra: A Purulent and Potentially Problematic Diagnosis

A yorkie terrier with a red bow.

There are many reasons why most veterinarians advocate for spaying or neutering pets who are not going to be intentionally bred. While some of these are fairly obvious (accidental little bundles of joy anyone?), others are less widely recognized by those not in the veterinary profession.

One common complication that our staff at Springbrook Animal Care Center see as a result of not spaying female dogs and cats is pyometra. This problem affecting the reproductive tract can be quite serious, and is a good reason to consider spaying your pets sooner rather than later. 

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Betta Fish Care for Beginners

Betta fish swimming in fish tank.

It happens to many animal lovers at one time or another. You enter the pet store to get something else entirely and you walk out with a small cup or baggie of water containing a beautiful, colorful fish. 

Without a doubt, pet stores don’t make it easy to walk by the displays of Betta fish flashing their fins. They’re attractive and interesting, why wouldn’t you want to bring one home? Despite their easy-looking appearance, betta fish care involves much more than a small talk and some fish flakes. However, when approached the right way caring for one of these fish is very rewarding.

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An Owner’s Guide to Navigating a Dog Bite

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Do you know what you would do if your dog were to bite someone? This may be every dog owner’s worst nightmare and while it may not be something that you want to think about, things happen. 

Your friends at Springbrook Animal Care Center know that being prepared, no matter the circumstance or emergency, can make a big difference in the outcome. How you navigate a dog bite can set your pet up for success or failure, and we are here to put that knowledge in your hands.

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Easy Breathing: Dealing with Asthma in Pets

A dog in a collar pants outside.

Asthma is a common health condition in both humans and pets characterized by inflammation in the lungs and/or uncontrolled mucus or fluid production that may block the airways. Like with humans, asthma in pets is essentially an allergic response to something in the environment. Both cats and dogs can develop asthma, although cats and smaller dogs are more prone to the disease.

The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center want to help you make sure your pet is feeling their best at all times, and that includes managing and hopefully preventing asthma in pets.

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