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  • How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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    The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary way of cooling off. When your pup pants, moisture starts to evaporate from their tongue, as well as from the … Read More »

  • Curbside or In-Clinic Service

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    Keeping pets healthy is our passion. The past few months have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. On behalf of the entire Care Team at Chico Creek Animal Hospital, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support. As we navigate this ever-changing situation, we continue to offer curbside service for appointments. In addition to curbside service, Chico Creek Animal Hospital is now allowing a pet parent into … Read More »

  • You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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    As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic diseases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about zoonotic diseases and how to make sure both your … Read More »

  • Microchipping Your Pet

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    May is Chip Your Pet Month! Has your pet been microchipped yet? If not, this is a great time to get that taken care of. If your pet is ever lost, this will greatly increase the odds of you being reunited! A Chico, CA vet discusses these tiny, life-saving devices below. What Microchips Are? Microchips aren’t an operating system for pets, and they won’t rewire Fido to stop chewing your shoes. They are very small … Read More »

  • Animal Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine

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    Animals Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine Are you stuck at home? We don’t have to tell you that watching the news isn’t very relaxing right now. One of the best things you can do during this quarantine is take care of your mental health. Watching, interacting, and learning about animals is a great way to do that. And, if you’ve been thrust into the hot seat when it comes to homeschooling, animals are … Read More »

  • Tips For Working From Home With Cats

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    Tips For Working From Home With Cats Have you suddenly found yourself working from home due to the coronavirus? If you have a kitty, it’s probably safe to say that your pet won’t mind having his or her human around more than usual. Of course, finding yourself with a feline coworker can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips from your local vet on working with a kitty. Adjust Your Screen Lock Time Cats … Read More »

  • 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

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    6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed almost every aspect of our lives, and in a very short time. Understandably, many people are frightened and uneasy now, as lockdowns and quarantine restrictions roll out across the country. Aside from washing our hands, self-isolation and social distancing are the best things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As it turns out, people … Read More »

  • Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help!

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    Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help! As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, many people are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling their kids. This unexpected change can be a bit daunting, especially if you’ve never been in a teaching or training position. One thing that has been heartwarming is seeing so many people offering assistance with this. Celebrities are streaming themselves reading childrens’ books; zoos and museums offering virtual tours; and local businesses are offering resources. As … Read More »

  • Quarantining With Fido

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    Quarantining With Fido We’re living through an unprecedented time, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads out over the world. Man’s Best Friend can be a great source of comfort in these scary times. Read on as a local veterinarian offers some tips on quarantining with Fido. Exercise Even if you’ve been ordered to self-isolate, you can—and should—still walk your dog. The fresh air, sunlight, and exercise is good for both you and your furry friend, and … Read More »

  • Pampering an Older Cat

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    Is your feline buddy entering her golden years? Cats somehow manage to be just as cute as seniors as they are as kittens. However, your pet will definitely benefit from some extra TLC at this stage of her life. Read on as a local Chico, CA vet offers some tips on pampering an older kitty. Pet Ramps Fluffy may have a hard time jumping or climbing to her favorite perches. Get some pet stairs for … Read More »