Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month

Although our feline friends demand to be cherished every month of the year, South Shore Veterinary Hospital wants to remind you that September is reserved for Happy Cat Month. Join CATalyst Council—and our team—in celebrating the month that is all about ensuring...

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What is Cognitive Dysfunction?

What is Cognitive Dysfunction?

If you've noticed your pet getting stuck behind furniture or forgetting their house-training, these could be signs of cognitive dysfunction. As pets age, they can suffer from impaired mental function, similar to elderly people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many of the...

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How to Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

How to Safely Feed Your Pet During Your Barbecue

Every time you break out your grilling apron and tongs, and season a slab of ribs, your pooch’s mouth drips with drool. Your dog knows what the barbecue means—mouth-watering aromas from grilled meat will soon be wafting in the air—so they will lie in wait, hoping for...

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Introducing Your Shelter Cat to Your Current Cat

Introducing Your Shelter Cat to Your Current Cat

It's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Cat owners know that feline friends are purr-fect companions. If you're planning on bringing home a shelter cat, here are our tips for a smooth introduction to your current cat.  Step 1: Create separate resource areas for each cat Your...

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Zoonotic Parasites

Zoonotic Parasites

Is Your Pet Bugged? You may get more than you bargained for when you cuddle your new puppy or kitten. Many pets are born with intestinal worms transmitted from their mother, while in utero or through milk, or they pick up parasites in their environment. Since...

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Keeping Separation Anxiety From Developing in Your Puppy

Keeping Separation Anxiety From Developing in Your Puppy

Spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many people to add a new furry family member. If you're the proud human to a new puppy, we bet you're enjoying all of the cuddly, playful time with your tiny canine. Yet when restrictions...

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Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Sign of a Problem?

Are Your Cat’s Hairballs a Sign of a Problem?

The last Friday in April is Hairball Awareness Day. Cats are known to cough up the occasional hairball, but feline owners ought to know what excessive hairballs might mean. Small piles of vomit mixed with fur are often mistaken for hairballs, so owners...

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

What Pet Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

You may be worried about how to keep your pet safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following three facts will help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during these troubling times.#1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Attention to our Valued Clients: Due to the State of Emergency in Onondaga and the surrounding counties. Your friends at SSVH are trying to keep our staff, patients, and clients as healthy as possible. At this point, we have temporarily updated our business hours:...

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