All About Pets

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

By Dr. Laura Hady     Summer is infinitely more fun with pets. Families tend to have additional time to spend outside and take their dogs with them. Communities come together for celebratory events, dogs romping right along with the children. Freedom and frolic...

High Desert Gardening with Your Pets

High Desert Gardening with Your Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady Now that the spring winds have eased a bit and the day and night temperatures are more stable, many people are in a rush to get their gardens planted for the year. What folks sometimes neglect to consider, however, is that many of our pets and even...

New Mexico Fires Driving Furry Friends From Homes

New Mexico Fires Driving Furry Friends From Homes

Dog, cat shelters at maximum capacity need help By Autumn Gray Much of New Mexico has looked and felt like hell on earth during the past few months as the state’s largest fire in history torched 300,000+ acres east of Santa Fe. As of deadline for this story, that was...

Spring Has Finally Sprung

Spring Has Finally Sprung

By Dr. Laura Hady New Mexico has an abundance of inhalant allergens, including ragweed, Chamisa, mulberry trees, golden rod, and aster. To top it off, the allergy season lasts anywhere from January to November, with December being a plus or minus in the equation....

Joining the Prime Time Community

Joining the Prime Time Community

By Dr. Laura Hady I am excited to join the Prime Time community as an animal health care columnist, with a pedigree of 27 years as a veterinarian. Part of that time has been spent in general practice, part in the specialty of physical rehabilitation, and part in...

Keeping Pets Safe in the Garden

Keeping Pets Safe in the Garden

 If you have pets that enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s important to make sure your yard is a safe place for them to be. Consider these hazards that can negatively impact the well-being of your furry friends. Poisonous Plants – Some common plants can be dangerous...

6 Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm This Winter

6 Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm This Winter

Just as people prepare their homes, cars and families for extreme temperatures and weather events of winter, it’s important to remember pets’ needs this time of year. As cold weather sets in, Dr. Jennifer Freeman, DVM, resident veterinarian at PetSmart, shares these...

Love After Death: Advanced Pet Planning Ensures Continuity of Care

Love After Death: Advanced Pet Planning Ensures Continuity of Care

Programs eliminate worry for seniors seeking companionship of adopted cat, dog By Autumn Gray It was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that started Cheryl Foote thinking about the very worst that could happen. She and her husband, Bill, both 71, their two children and...

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Veterinary Care

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Veterinary Care

5 tips to ensure the best care for your pet The COVID-19 pandemic has placed historic pressures on the veterinary field and pet owners across the country. These challenges impact patients, especially at a provider like VCA Animal Hospitals, which has more than 1,000...

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