It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

What time of year is that you ask? Vacation time of course! Many people take the end of the year to travel either for pleasure or to see family. One of the biggest barriers for pet owners is the concern of what to do with their beloved pets while they are away. Here at Hickory, we understand our clients’ concerns and work very hard to…

Bunking with Fido — Yay or Nay?

For most dog lovers, sleeping in bed with your dog seems like a natural thing to do. In fact, 79% of dog owners do just that! Nothing feels better than climbing into bed and having a warm fuzzy friend curled up with you to provide love, comfort, and warmth while you drift off to sleep.  Recent studies, however, show that leaving Fido on the floor…

WHY WAIT FOR DENTAL MONTH?

Our teeth need care year-round and so do our pets’ teeth. Even with daily brushing, dentist visits are a regular routine for people. Can you imagine not brushing your teeth for months on end or having sore gums every day?

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases among dogs and cats. It is primarily caused by plaque that results in swelling above and below the gums. Untreated periodontal disease can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. The bacteria in your pets’ mouths has easy access to the bloodstream, potentially causing damage to the major organs of the body, including heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs.

STOLEN – A Tale of Microchips

597 days. Imagine for one second your beloved dogs, not one but two, were stolen away. You were the perfect owner, your pets were in perfect health, showered with love and attention. You did all the right things and then one day a stranger comes and snatches away the dogs you have poured all this love and attention into. This is the horror that one…

May is Microchip Your Pet Month!!

This month veterinary hospitals across the country advocate for microchipping of all pets. Here are some common questions and answers regarding microchips and why they are important to you and your pets. Why is microchipping your pet so important? The biggest argument for microchipping all of your pets is for lost pet recovery. The fear of having a lost dog is one many pet owners…

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day (April 30th) Update

April 30, 2016 was National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!  This is a very special day where we celebrate all the wonderful pets in local shelters looking for their “fur”ever homes. Not a dog or cat person?  Most shelters also have small animals for adoption such as hamsters, rats, chinchillas, reptiles, and other pets. Hickory Veterinary Hospital is proud to provide veterinary care to the animals…

What To Do If Your Pet Becomes Lost: The Most Effective Resources That Will Help You Find Your Pet Quickly

So now that your pet is microchipped – you are at least partly prepared should they ever stray from home or get lost when you are traveling.  At home we certainly have more control over our pets and have the comfort of knowing that they at least have some familiarity with their surroundings.  When traveling with a pet and having them stray it is a much tougher situation…

Einstein & The Leaf Book Signing At Hickory Veterinary Hospital

We are excited to announce that two of Hickory’s beloved patients are local celebrities! Local children’s author (and Hickory client) Jenifer Milius will be holding a book signing in Hickory’s lobby on Saturday, November 15th from 10AM – Noon to promote and share her book, Einstein & The Leaf. This is the first book in a series inspired by Jennifer’s own black-and-white cats, Einstein and…

Hickory Is Now Offering Evening Educational Seminars with Dr. Redding

Are you interested in learning more about the following new veterinary services offered at Hickory? Veterinary Acupuncture Food Therapy – how to prepare healthy and nutritious home cooked diets for you pets Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Exotic Pet Husbandry   Join Dr. Redding one evening a month, for hour-long educational seminars covering these topics and more. These seminars will give both an overview and…

Deena The Iguana Visits Hickory For A Bit Of TLC

        Hickory is excited to now offer exotic and pocket pet exams and has had some interesting new clients join the Hickory family, including Deena the Iguana. Other interesting new friends include an Amazon parrot, Cockatoo, Cockatiels, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and a Savannah monitor lizard.       Our assistant team is loving our new clients and took the opportunity today…