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Pop Quiz—What Pet is Right For Your Family?

Almost every home is improved by having the right pet, but if you bring home a pet who does not fit your family’s lifestyle, the results can be disastrous for the pet and your family. Our team at Somerset Animal Hospital wants to help you choose the right pet by having you answer a few [...]

Summer’s Most Wanted: Pet Parasites

An all points bulletin has been issued—Midwesterners should be on the lookout for dangerous mosquitoes and ticks. These criminals are wanted for harboring and transmitting potentially deadly infections and diseases to our pets. Please be advised that mosquito and tick populations are rising in our area, so our Somerset Animal Hospital team recommends you take [...]

Top 10 Summer Risks for Pets

Pets love the summer for many reasons—the whole family is together, tantalizing smells rise from the backyard grill, and the long days are for lazy lounging. Yet, for many pets, summer can pose serious risks and result in unexpected veterinary emergencies. The team at Somerset Animal Hospital is here with a helpful guide to keep [...]

Fido’s Float Trip: Tips For Water Safety With Dogs

If dogs could talk, they would vote summer as their favorite season. For many dogs, the ultimate summer experience includes time with family in—or on—the water. Whether you are loading up your canine companion for a day at the beach, lake, river, or pool, Somerset Animal Hospital wants you to keep these tips in mind, [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During July Fourth

The July Fourth holiday should be a time filled with great food, wonderful friendship, and noisy celebrations of our nation’s independence. However, these festivities can pose a health risk and possibly an emergency visit for your furry friend, and may not be enjoyable. When gearing up the grill and purchasing armfuls of fireworks, keep your [...]

4 Steps to Take to Prepare Your Pet for Disaster

Disasters, whether a house fire or natural occurrence, can strike at any time, and a solid emergency plan can be live-saving, for yourself and your pet. Rather than scrambling at the last minute during a disaster, plan your emergency protocol now for a smooth evacuation. And, since your furry pal relies on you for all [...]

Meet the Somerset Animal Hospital Veterinarians: Dr. Gibbs and Dr. Sparrow

At Somerset Animal Hospital, we’re proud of our veterinarians’ diverse skill set. With professional interests ranging from behavior and dentistry, to geriatric medicine and hospice care, our team is well-equipped to provide our patients with nothing but the best care. We’d like to introduce two veterinarians behind the stethoscopes—Dr. Gibbs and Dr. Sparrow—so you can [...]

Toxic Threats: Top 10 Toxins That Can Harm Your Pet

Each year, the ASPCA releases a list of the most common pet toxins reported to their Animal Poison Control Center (APCC). These toxins are items routinely found in homes, yards, and garages, and can pose a serious threat to your pet’s health, especially if you don’t discover what they have done until it’s too late. [...]

12 Items To Include In Your Pet First Aid Kit

Emergencies are impossible to predict, but you can assemble a pet first aid kit to ensure that you are prepared in case your pet becomes injured. Our team at Somerset Animal Hospital has put together a list of 12 items that every devoted owner should have in their pet’s first aid kit.  #1: Emergency veterinary [...]

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