Summer Pet Hazards

dog playing outside.

If you had to rank the seasons in order of their potential risk to pets, summer would have to come first. Not only do pets have to contend with serious spikes in temperature and humidity, but there’s always something on the social calendar that can threaten a pet’s safety, comfort and well-being. While there’s a lot of fun to be had between Memorial Day and Labor Day, a great deal of consideration for pet safety must take precedence. 


Paws and Pixels: Exploring Cutting-Edge Tech for Pet Care and Connectivity

woman on tablet looking at cat x-ray with cat on table.

We live in an age that promotes the constant search and celebration of technology. Our gadgets and apps give the impression of endless improvement. As such, it’s unsurprising that there are always new items to improve or enhance pet health and ownership. Whether you’re looking for safety or security, entertainment, or overall wellness products, we can help you get a handle on the best in pet tech. 


Investigating the Impact of Music on Pets

listening to music with cat.

Want your boxer to bark less or your Maine Coone to mellow out? Then steer clear of Metallica and opt for Bach. Pet music preferences vary from species to species and even depend upon each individual pet’s personality, but most studies show that classical music is the way to go if you’re hoping to set a relaxing mood or ease your pet’s separation anxiety. But if your cat or dog could customize their own playlist, what would they choose? 

In this blog, our team at Arlington Animal Hospital takes a closer look at pets and music, including the behavioral effects of music on animals. 


The Transformative Power of Therapy Animals

female hugging therapy dog.

Therapy has become a lot more common among people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This has allowed people to learn about the variety of types of therapy, including pet-assisted therapy. Discover the transformative power of therapy animals and how pet-assisted therapy can help people dealing with many different conditions. 


The Transformative Power of Pet Fostering

fostering a pet.

At Arlington Animal Hospital, we’ve witnessed the remarkable changes that pet fostering can bring to animals and humans alike. The act of providing a temporary home for a pet in need doesn’t just help the animal—it can also transform the lives of foster caregivers in profound and unexpected ways.


The Role of Genetics in Pet Health: Understanding Breed-Specific Concerns

pet breeds.

Pet genetic testing provides insights like never before for pet families who want to learn more about their pet’s specific ancestry and the potential for inherited health conditions. Just like 23andMe for people, at-home pet genetic testing is safe and simple, and can help you uncover clues to your pet’s current and future healthcare needs.

At Arlington Animal Hospital, we prioritize preventive care, and pet genetic testing can play an important role in predicting a pet’s breed-specific health concerns as they age. Keep reading for more insights into the roles of feline and canine genetics.


The Impact of Gut Health on Your Pet’s Overall Well-Being

pet gut health.

At Arlington Animal Hospital, we understand that when most pet owners think about their pet’s health, they consider diet, exercise, and regular vet check-ups. Yet, there’s an essential aspect of pet health that often goes unnoticed: gut health. Just as with humans, the health of a pet’s digestive system plays a vital role in their overall well-being. Read on to discover how the world within your pet’s gut influences their health.


Homegrown Health: Natural Remedies to Improve Your Pet’s Well-Being

holistic pet care.

The global wellness industry exceeds a trillion dollars a year, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, the global pet care market alone is expected to hit $245 billion in 2023. There is a prominent overlap between wellness and pet care, and as people continue to value natural remedies, forecasted trends promote holistic pet care.


Eco-Friendly Pet Care: Sustainable Practices for a Greener Future

sustainable pet ownership.

Being a responsible pet owner definitely makes the world a better place, but it’s not always earth-friendly. Between the agricultural practices, livestock management, packaging, and transportation of pet foods, the pet care industry has an immutable impact on rising greenhouse gasses. Despite this ever-growing carbon footprint, we can make a variety of changes to the ways we provide and care for our best friends. Eco-friendly pet care is not only easy and straightforward, it has a tremendous effect on the future. 


Innovations in Veterinary Medicine: Advancements Shaping the Future of Pet Care

pet technology .

As passionate animal lovers and dedicated professionals, we are always seeking the latest advancements to ensure your furry companions receive the best possible treatment. Today, we’ll delve into some of the most remarkable veterinary surgery advancements and innovative techniques that are paving the way for a healthier and happier life for your pets.