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 [...]

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, [...]

Pepe le Pew: What Should You Do When Your Pet Gets Skunked

Ah, nature. There is nothing quite like it. From the beauty of the forests to the endless array of wildlife living amongst us, nature is a wonderful place to relax and kick back with our four-legged friends.  Nature, of course, does come with a price sometimes, and that is especially true when your dog encounters [...]

Ground Rules: Dog Walking Etiquette 101

Your dog’s daily walk is a cornerstone of their routine. Not only does walking provide them with much-needed exercise; but being outside in the fresh air and interacting with the world around them is important for dogs and people alike.  This simple activity may seem like a no-brainer, but not everyone views dog walking in [...]

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