Back to School: Puppy Training Basics

Little girls playing school with dog.

It’s that time of year—the air is getting a little crisper, pumpkin spice lattes are on the horizon, and the kids are back in school. It’s also a great time to get back to the ABCs and 123s of puppy training. At Bayside Animal Hospital, school is back in session, and we have plenty of puppy training tips for you to review.


Regular Vet Check-Ups for the Best Preventive Pet Healthcare

cute cat at vet.

Who doesn’t want their four-legged family member to live their longest, best life? Bayside Animal Hospital is in the business of keeping our patients as healthy as possible, and routine veterinary care and pet wellness exams are a big part of that.


How to Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home

Cute puppy in moving box.

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but for our pets, suddenly landing in an unfamiliar space can lead to pet anxiety. So while you’re packing up boxes and making plans for moving day, keep these pet relocation tips from our team in mind.


How to Choose the Right Type of Food for Your Pet’s Diet

Cat and dog eating..

Are you passionate about choosing the right pet food for your furry friend? We are, too. But it’s the Wild West out there when it comes to pet food choices. From bloggers to marketers to Nelly Jones next door, everyone seems to have an opinion on what healthy pet food options are—and aren’t. 


The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Cute puppy and kitten.

Do you want to spend the time, money, and dedication it takes to become a professional breeder? If the answer is no—as it is for most pet parents—we recommend spaying and neutering your dogs and cats. Pet sterilization comes with several benefits. Plus, it helps limit pet overpopulation and homelessness. Our veterinary team at Bayside Animal Hospital would like to share the 3 benefits of spaying or neutering your pet. 


A Complete Guide to Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations

Puppy and kitten playing.

Vaccinations are a form of preventive care that helps protect your pet from potentially life-threatening diseases that can be easily spread in the environment or from contact with other animals. 

Vaccinating your puppy or kitten is a necessary step in providing them with a healthy life. Vaccinations help prevent them from getting sick and avoid the pain and discomfort of a serious illness.


Managing Canine Arthritis

Senior dog.

Canine arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can strike at any age, but it is more common in middle-aged and senior dogs. Risk factors include obesity, injury, elbow or hip dysplasia, Lyme Disease, genetics, and poor nutrition. 


Why is My Dog Limping?

Dog limping.

When your pet is limping, it could be a symptom of practically anything. From a broken toenail to a broken leg, limping can mean something minor or something serious. So how do you know when to call the vet if your dog is limping? Follow a few simple rules to make sure your pet gets the care they need. 


Help! My Dog Is Constipated!

Constipated puppy.

When you gotta go, you gotta go… that is, unless you can’t. Constipation is no fun, whether you are a human or a dog. It is only natural to want to help your canine companion when you see they are having trouble, but what is the right way to do so? Bayside Animal Hospital is happy to help get your pup’s digestive health back on track.


Good News: There Are Pet-Safe Snake Repellents!

Dog and snake.

Until the ups and downs of spring level out, snakes stay close to their dens in case it starts to rain or get cold. They can be found under or near their rocks or inside their hibernaculum until weather stabilizes. Then, all bets are off! In search of food, mates, or just expanding their range, snakes explore their surroundings with gusto. Granite Bay residents are all too familiar with snake sightings near homes and on trails. If your home has rock outcrops, freestanding piles of wood or metal, accessible crawl spaces, and infrequently used outbuildings, you might want to start thinking about pet-safe snake repellents.