The Best Pets for Kids

Best pets for kids.

Caring for a pet is a rewarding experience that teaches children responsibility, empathy, and compassion. When choosing your child’s first pet, careful consideration should be given to the amount and type of care the pet will require, and the ability of your child (and the rest of the family) to provide it.

The pet experts at Marketplace Veterinary Hospital have put together some tips to guide you and your child toward finding the perfect pet.

Continue…

When Pet Zoomies Take Over, Take Cover

A dog releasing pent up energy with a burst of the zoomies.

They might seem completely random and mysterious (if not inconvenient), but pet zoomies are perfectly appropriate. Humans have their own spontaneous responses to energy that include compulsive cleaning, impulse shopping, or even exercise. As for the cats and dogs we share our homes and lives with, they could be going about their business only to seemingly freak out, run around in circles, tear up the throw rugs, and zip up and down the hallway. What is really behind pet zoomies, and how should we react to them? The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is here to explain the phenomenon of pet zoomies and how to respond to them. 

Continue…

Is It Time to Vacation With Your Pet? Take Our Advice

Dog getting ready for vacation.

Traveling is just one of many things people have missed out on during the pandemic. Fortunately, things are improving and travel itineraries are picking up. If you’ve been considering the possibility of taking a vacation with your pet, you’re in luck. Not only is it easier than ever before to reserve pet-friendly accommodations, but the general response to globe-trotting animals is overwhelmingly positive. 

Continue…

More Than Words: The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog licking owner's face.

Generally speaking, people love perks. Who doesn’t love a little kick-back for participation or a monthly bonus? Adopting a dog is a perfect example of this. We think we’re doing a good thing for others, but the real reward comes back to us tenfold. The tremendous, long-lasting, and far-reaching benefits of dog ownership simply cannot be overstated.

Continue…

The Best Toys for Your Pet

Pet toys.

One of the best parts of being a pet parent is seeing the joy your beloved pet experiences when they play with their favorite toys! Playing with toys can be a great form of exercise for your dog or cat, and can also be a useful tool to stimulate their minds. With more exercise and mental stimulation, your pet will live a longer and healthier life! 

If you’re a new pet parent, you might be wondering which toys are the best and safest for your dog or cat. Luckily, there are many amazing options to choose from. The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital has put together this list of popular pet toys, as well as toys to avoid to keep your pets safe. 

Continue…

Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween pet safety.

The Halloween season is here—a time for trick or treating, decorating with pumpkins and mums, and sipping warm cider by a roaring fire. Keep in mind these Halloween pet safety tips from your friends at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital, and your cats and dogs can have a safe, enjoyable Halloween too!

Continue…

Pot and Pets: Is Marijuana Safe for Muffin?

Pot and pets.

As a Californian, you are likely familiar with marijuana and its medical benefits. It has been legal for medical purposes since 1996 and for recreational use since 2018. With many residents using it, it is only natural for pet owners to wonder if it is safe for their animals. MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital has all the answering to your burning questions about pot and pets. 

Continue…

Pet Safety Spotlight: Xylitol and Your Dog

El Dorado dog eating peanut butter without Xylitol.

There are definitely things in your home from which you need to protect your pet. Chocolate, rat poison, and the like are well known for being toxic. Some pet poisons are a little less obvious, though. 

Xylitol is a lesser-known hazard that all pet parents should know about. Get ready to up your pet safety game with MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital

Continue…

Pet Wellness Through the Lens of Prevention

Pet wellness.

It used to be that animals received veterinary care only when sick or injured. Perhaps unsurprisingly, pet mortality rates were much higher than they are today. Modern pet ownership hinges on staying in front of health problems related to age, breed, and lifestyle. Routine pet wellness exams coupled with preventive practices are extremely effective at keeping animals safe, healthy, and happy for many years. MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital wants to help build a strong foundation for your best friend so they can live with you for as long as possible.

Continue…

Veterinary Appointments: Choose Courtesy & Cancel Over No-Show

A dog on his way to a veterinary appointment.

At MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital, we want to help all our furry patients stay healthy and happy for their lifetimes. Our world has changed, and that change has affected most aspects of our daily lives, including our schedules. Veterinarians across the country are experiencing increased appointment requests, which makes it more difficult to get an appointment when you need one.

We know that sometimes you get in a hurry, or your plans change, and you forget to cancel your veterinary appointment. All of our pet patients would like to remind you that maybe they could use that unclaimed appointment, which is why it is so important to let us know if you cannot make it to a scheduled appointment time.

Continue…