The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Cute puppies.

We often hear about the benefits of spaying and neutering in the context of controlling the pet population. After all, the ASPCA reports that more than 6 million companion animals wind up in shelters every year in the United States. And this statistic doesn’t even include the number of pets that are abandoned to live in the wild, or the unwanted pets that get passed from one household to another. 

Pet owners with an indoor-only cat or pets of the same gender, however, may not see why it’s important to have their pets spayed or neutered.


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.


The Benefits of Regular Exercise for Your Pet’s Health and Wellness

Woman running with her dog.

What do great Danes, Yorkshire terriers, Siamese cats, and humans have in common? We all need regular exercise! If you struggle to give your pet—and yourself—enough daily exercise, the team at Bayside Animal Hospital has top pet exercise best pet exercise routines and tips to share. Let’s explore the health benefits of pet exercise together as we stroll into the summer months. 


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.


Should I Take My Pet on Vacation With Me?

Cute dog on the beach.

Do you dream of relaxing on a sandy beach with your dog? Or perhaps you’d love to bring your cat along on a family road trip in the RV. You might be wondering, “Can I vacation with my pet?” 

The answer isn’t straightforward. Bayside Animal Hospital has several considerations for you to think about before you hit the road. 


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.