My Dog Ate a Fly! Is It Safe?

If you are the owner of a curious canine who will eat just about anything, then you are not alone. Dogs scarf up whatever is in their midst, and in some cases the cuisine can be both gross and questionable. Such is the case with flies and other insects. At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we get [...]

Avoiding Danger Noodles and Other Snek Safety Tips

Those who have lived in the Sacramento metropolitan area for any length of time know that unexpected encounters with sneks, called nope ropes when especially unwelcome, are a part of California living.  Some sneks are a little more scary than others, though, and in our neck of the woods, shake snakes with their little rattles [...]

Grow Pet-Safe Plants, Avoid a Pet Poisoning

Having a green thumb and owning a pet are not mutually exclusive but growing certain plants, trees, flowers and shrubs does require careful consideration in (and around) a pet’s environment. This can mean that certain plants are off-limits, but the sacrifice is usually well worth it.  Since a pet poisoning is one of the scariest [...]

All the Yum! Healthy Treats for Pets

If your pet has been packing on the pounds, or if you are wondering about the quality of treats you feed, you are in luck. The team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital has put together some great ideas for healthy treats for pets this season.  There are many good reasons for switching to healthy snacks for [...]

On the Ready: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Safety and Peace of Mind

If you have lived through any natural disaster, you know that every second counts when evacuating or sheltering in place. Each disaster, whether it be a hurricane, tornado, forest fire, or the like, has its own manner of getting to safety. You may even have a disaster plan for your family in place. We have [...]

Orange, Glowing Skies: When Pet Fire Safety Must Be the Rule

In this age of unpredictability, it makes sense to prepare for the worst. For those of us in the west, this means getting ready for wildfire season every year. Between packing up necessities in case of an evacuation and planning the quickest escape route, we can easily overlook the effects of smoke inhalation.  A wildfire [...]

How Can You Keep Your Cat Safe From Snakes

If the title of this blog sounds a bit like “how can you stop the rain from falling”, we get it. Snakes are instantly captivating (from a distance), but cats cannot help messing with them.  Many cats find it endlessly amusing to swat at and pounce on them, and their super special owners are “lucky” [...]

Best Practices to Keep Your Pet Safe From Snakes

Equipped with extra joints and mobile jaws to swallow prey larger than their heads, snakes have earned the reputation of terrifying predators. While many varieties aren’t venomous, and some aren’t longer than 10 centimeters, snakes generally inspire dread and fear. Unless you live in a place where they don’t exist, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, [...]

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