The Hardest Day: Powerful Pet Loss Quotes to Comfort and Inspire

February 14th, 2018 by Union Lake VH Staff

pet loss quotesAnatole France said, “Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anyone who has shared a bond with a pet knows this to be true, and that is part of what makes losing your animal companion so difficult.

Words can pack a powerful punch when it comes to organizing our thoughts, making us feel understood, and helping us heal. Because we deal with pet loss every day at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, we’d like to offer our readers some of our favorite meaningful pet loss quotes.

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A Powerful Force: How the Love of Pets Helps, Heals, and Harmonizes Our Lives

January 30th, 2018 by Union Lake VH Staff

Most U.S. households contain at least one pet, and it’s a completely different world for pets than any other time in history. Today, 95% of pet owners consider their pets members of the family. We buy them gifts, include them in our wedding, dress them in clothing, and provide them with the best in nutrition and medical care.

Although most of us probably don’t expect anything in return for the love and care we shower on our pets, the rewards we receive from them include better health and a deeply rewarding bond. Science backs this up through numerous studies that show that the love of pets has the power to transform our bodies, minds, and hearts.

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What You Can’t See, Can Hurt Your Pet: The Ins and Outs of Pet Dental Care

January 17th, 2018 by Union Lake VH Staff

pet dental careWe do our best to protect against catastrophe, but there are potential hazards hidden around every corner. That’s why we purchase insurance, stock up on emergency supplies, and always have a full tank of gas. It’s a fact of life that what we can’t see, can always sneak up on us.

This is true with regard to your pet’s health as well. Your pet might appear to be the picture of wellness and vitality, but after a closer look beneath the gum line results could prove otherwise. Pet dental health is positively at the forefront of preventative care, and we can help!

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Countdown to 2018 With Union Lake Veterinary Hospital’s Most Popular Blogs Of 2017

December 28th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

2017 has come to a close, and here at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital and Pet Services we are in amazement at what a busy, productive, and spectacular year it’s been. We are truly honored that you’ve chosen us to care for your four-legged family members, and for that we extend our heartfelt thanks!

Whether it’s discussing parasite prevention, dental health, grooming, boarding, or the hundreds of other pet care topics we cover in our weekly blog, it remains our goal to provide you with current and useful information. Please enjoy a recap of the year with our top 10 most popular blogs of 2017:

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End of Life Pet Care for Your Precious Friend

December 26th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

end of life pet careNo matter how wonderful the trip, all journeys must eventually come to an end. At Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, we wish that our furry family members could stay with us forever, just as much as you do. Unfortunately, however, our pets age more quickly than we do and often need to leave this Earth before us.

End of life pet care allows us to help our pets live out their last days with us in comfort and dignity. Knowing how to provide this for your animal companion may be one of the most important aspects of pet ownership.

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Dem Bones: How to Exercise an Arthritic Dog

November 29th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

exercise and arthritic dogIf you’re lucky enough to have a senior dog in your life, you’ve probably had to deal with some achy joints and mobility issues. Arthritis in senior pets is extremely common and can significantly slow down even the most active dogs.

Pain management is key when it comes to arthritis, and exercise plays a crucial role in keeping joints limber and energy levels up. There are a variety of safe and effective ways to exercise an arthritic dog, and the team at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital is here for you every step of the way.

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Indoor Activities for Pets to Keep the Winter Blues Away

November 14th, 2017 by beyond

indoor activities for petsDo raindrops keep falling on your pet’s head? Are you struggling to come up with ways to keep an energetic pet happy, and your furniture in one piece, during these wet and blustery days?

Never fear! Your friends at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital are here with creative and fun indoor activities for pets, sure to keep your pet’s mind and body in peak shape as winter sets in.

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What You Need To Know Before Fostering A Pet

October 19th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

fostering a petDonating and volunteering your time with an animal shelter or rescue is a great option when it comes to helping homeless animals, but have you ever considered fostering a pet as a way to make a difference in the lives of needy animals?

The Benefits Of Fostering A Pet

When you agree to foster a pet, you are essentially providing loving care for an animal while they await adoption by a forever family. Fostering provides numerous benefits to the individual pet and the community at large, including:

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Adopt, Don’t Shop: The Ten Benefits Of Adopting A Rescue Dog

October 10th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

adopting a rescue dogIf you’re considering adding a dog to your family, we congratulate you! The bond between dog and human is truly unique and awe inspiring, not to mention that pet ownership is downright fun!

We hope you will consider adopting a rescue dog, and here are our top 10 reasons why:
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How to Love a Cat… And Be Loved in Return

September 26th, 2017 by Union Lake VH Staff

love a catAny relationship is a two-way street – we give and take, offer and accept. In the dynamic between people and their pets, the back and forth of love and affection is noticeable. We take care of our animal’s needs in ways they can’t necessarily return (like meals or cleaning up), but they offer us love and companionship in kind.

Cats are sometimes perceived to be an exception to this. You can love a cat as much as possible, and yet, you may feel that they don’t notice or seem to care. The good news is that you can learn to “speak their language”, so that you can know without a doubt that you are loved in return.

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