When your dog scoots across the floor they aren’t trying to get a laugh – it could mean that its anal glands are unable to be expressed or are infected. Next time you see the scoot, be sure to contact us.
“As fun as the holiday season can be for us, it can be a dangerous time of the year for pets. Follow these tips to help ensure your pets stay safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please get in touch. As always, we’re happy to help!“
Itching can be uncomfortable for your pet. It can also be a symptom of something more serious. Don’t let your pet suffer from an itch they can’t scratch. Contact us to get it checked out.
Though many dog owners are seemingly aware of its potentially life-threatening danger, chocolate toxicity remains one of the most common poisonings seen at veterinary hospitals and called into pet poison control hotlines.
Your cat scratching up your furniture, and well, maybe even you can be frustrated. But there are many options besides declawing that can help! Here is some information about what declawing is and our suggestions to keep you and your house scratch-free!
Your cat only meows at people. Usually to say "hi!" or "feed me, please!". Cats also meow as kittens to their mothers, but for the most part, they communicate with each other in other ways!
Diarrhea may not be the most fun topic to talk about - but it’s important to understand the possible underlying causes and how we can help if it's an emergency.
It takes a strong stomach to deal with diarrhea. Here are some helpful tips if your pet is experiencing this symptom!
You’ll know it’s time to clean your pet’s ears if they’re frequently shaking their head, scratching their ears, if you see gunk or discharge, or even if their ears just smell funky. Get our tips to make ear cleaning a success:
Help your cat feel safe from predators by adding fun-covered areas for them to hide at home! Learn about why they love hiding and some purrfect hiding places!
The key to stress-free nail trims is to proceed at a pace your cat is comfortable with. When cutting a nail, take your time. It’s okay to make multiple small cuts instead of one large one - heck, you can even make those cuts over multiple days if your pet prefers going at a slower pace.
One of the trickiest things about being a good pet parent is knowing when your furry friend needs medical care. Sometimes it’s obvious, but other times there’s a problem, and you don’t even realize it. Regular checkups help ensure that medical issues are discovered and corrected as soon as possible.
Separation anxiety affects a lot of dogs. Barking, trying to escape, inappropriate elimination, and destructive behavior are a few of the symptoms often seen when dogs struggling with separation anxiety are left alone. If you think your pet is struggling with behavior issues, please get in touch. We’re here to help!
Microchipping your pet is quick, inexpensive, and easy. If you’d like to discuss microchipping during your next visit to PHH, please let us know. Also, if your pet is already microchipped, we strongly encourage you to double-check their registration information regularly to ensure your most up-to-date contact information is listed.
Summer Heat Tips: Provide access to shade, water and ventilation; never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle; and avoid mid-day exercise.
Make these last few weeks of summer really count by spending time with your pet, safely. Stay cool by making sure your pet always has access to these three things:
Pet Hospitals of Hawaii wants to help you and your cats live happily together! Check out this video for top tips on keeping your furniture safe and your cat mentally and physically happy with scratching posts!
Get our checklist for essential pet first aid kit supplies, plus all the handy phone numbers you need to be prepared for any emergency!
When Jack was at the vet today the doctor said it was time for his teeth to be cleaned. Jack’s parents thought “sure, his breath stinks a little, but is it really that big a deal?” Bad breath is a symptom of periodontal disease. So yeah, it could be a pretty big deal.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s normal pet behavior and what might be an emergency. If your pet’s acting strangely or you have any other concerns, please don’t be embarrassed to give us a call. Our highly trained team is standing by to answer your questions and provide guidance. No question is too strange and no concern is too small.
Cats might have a reputation for being low maintenance, but they’re also natural athletes who need daily activity to stay physically and mentally healthy! Give your cat’s space a “pawesome” makeover today!
Lumps or bumps aren’t always bad news. Our tips to help your dog or cat with early detection: Check your pet regularly for lumps or bumps while petting or brushing If you find something, schedule an appointment with us right away so we can help determine what (if anything) your pet needs!
After your pet returns home from a dental treatment or procedure, you’ll want to be sure they remain comfortable and safe. Here are some tips.
Pet dental treatments aren’t the same as human dental cleanings. Learn how they are different and what you can expect from your pet’s dental treatment here at Pet Hospitals of Hawaii.
“Brushing alone can not remove existing tartar. A thorough dental cleaning at Pet Hospitals of Hawaii - Waipahu Waikele, Wahiawa, & Makai, provides a clean slate for brushing at home. Call us today to learn more.”
“Brushing doesn’t have to be a battle. It’s possible to brush your dog’s teeth and still be best friends. Let us show you how. Call us today to learn more.”
Plastic bones, stuffed animals, ice, and rawhide are all potentially dangerous chew toys for your dog. Don't worry, there are still some great and safe options that will keep your dog entertained! Find out the difference between safe and unsafe chew toys.
Not all chew toys are safe. Before you throw out all of your pup's favorite toys, watch our video to see what is best for their teeth and safety!
Gifting some delicious treats this holiday season? Be sure your dog doesn’t get to it first!
Hide those holiday treat boxes...someone may just get their paws into them.
Be careful what you leave within your dog’s reach, and be sure that houseguests ... including Santa, the Easter Bunny, and even Cupid—exercise the same caution.
Lit candles provide more danger for your cat than you might think. Keep your kitties (and house) out of harm’s way with our tips!
Cats wave their tails wherever they want and have a knack for jumping onto counters and tables with little regard for where they land or what’s in their way—including lit candles.
To close our #vettechweek we made a little video showing just a little bit about what a vet tech is and what they do. We love our vet techs and we want to recognize everyone all across the islands and the world who are #vettechs. We appreciate you and this video is for you too. We couldn’t do it without you!
Pet Hospitals of Hawaii wants to make sure your pet has the best of the best. Now, that doesn’t really apply to the filet mignon you’re enjoying! Use this tip to prevent trips to the vet:
The food we eat can be too rich, spicy, or even poisonous for our pups! Even if they really want a nibble of our dinner, it’s best to give them a dog treat instead. Let’s work together to keep your dog safe and happy at home!
Pet Hospitals of Hawaii want to ensure your pets are safe at home. While we are all sanitizing to reduce transmission of coronavirus, we still need to ensure harmful chemicals are kept away from our pets!
Sanitization is an important step in preventing viruses. However, the products we use can greatly impact the furry members of our families. Find out how you can make your home pet-safe (and coronavirus free!).
This video introduces an unnamed dog that’s concerned he’s not at a healthy weight. It continues by exploring some of the risks and benefits related to weight and reviews several ways the dog can work with its owner to achieve a healthy weight. It closes with a reminder that your practice is happy to help with developing a weight management plan.
“Over 50% of pets are overweight or obese. A few changes to your pet’s diet and lifestyle could add up to 2 years to your pet’s life. We are happy to help you put together a plan for tipping the scale in your pet’s favor.
“Our team’s eager to put together a weight management plan to ensure your pet shares the longest, healthiest life possible with your family!”
We never want to think that our beloved pets could get lost, jump our fence, or run away from us. It happens, frequently, and you should be prepared.
Dogs who are microchipped are 2x more likely to be reunited with their owner than dogs who are not. For cats, the increase is even greater at 22x more likely to be found. Discuss your microchipping options at your next appointment!
Spayed and neutered cats live 39% and 62% longer than those who don't have the procedure! For dogs, that's 23% and 18%. The benefits of spaying and neutering don't stop there. For more information, make an appointment today!
Those spritely mushrooms you see on walks with your pup may not be as harmless as you may think. Certain mushrooms can be fatal in dogs. Find out how you can prevent poisoning.
When welcoming a new pet to your family, it’s important to consider all the costs over the long haul. Things add up quickly, and the choices you make now can significantly impact costs later in your pet’s life.
“Many of our clients with insured pets tell us that insurance coverage provides peace of mind. If anything unexpected were to happen, they’d be able to focus on what’s best for their pet rather than finances.”
Panting. Trembling. Pacing. Hiding. Vocalizing. Destructive Behaviors. These are all signs of noise-related anxiety. Get our strategies for reducing or eliminating these behaviors during storms, fireworks, and other loud noises!
“We’re glad you’re so engaged with your pet’s health - it’s one of the reasons you’re such a good pet parent. When it comes to researching pet health topics, get us involved. We’ll gladly help you sift fact from fiction when it comes to anything that you’ve read online.”
“The American Heartworm Society recommends that you get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworms and give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year. We’re eager to help you make sure your pet is protected. Contact us today if you have questions about heartworm prevention.”
Public Service Announcement to help pet owners pay attention to signals that your loved ones may be experiencing symptoms from overheating.