Cimarron Animal Hospital: 
A Wichita Veterinarian Blog

Facts, tips and helpful info from a veterinarian.

How to Show Your Pet You Care

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches it's a great time to reflect on how to show your pet you care about them. From spending extra time with them to special treats, and even regular veterinary care, there are many ways to show your pet that you love them. Showing Your Pet You Care One of the […]

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Holiday Dangers for Pets

The holidays are full of things that pets find tempting including ornaments, tinsel, candles, and lots of people food. It’s important to know holiday dangers for pets to help keep them safe. We’ve compiled some potential dangers for your favorite furry friends that you can keep in mind through the end of the year. Ornamental […]

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What Are Fall Dangers for Pets?

The fall is a beautiful time of year and a favorite for many people. However, just as any season, fall can pose some dangers to your pets. So what are fall dangers for pets? We break down the top five dangers for your pets in the autumn. Recognizing Fall Dangers for Pets Allergies are as […]

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Why Should You Microchip Your Dog?

Pet owners have a lot to consider when they bring a new pet home to be part of the family. Pet ownership requires regularly exercising your pet, making sure they get proper vaccinations, mental stimulation and nutrition. Another important part of pet ownership is microchipping your dog. But why should you microchip your dog? We […]

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Caring for Senior Pets

Caring for senior pets has some different challenges than a younger dog or cat. Just like people, pets can develop limitations as they age. Senior pets, whether they’ve been in your home since they were puppies, or have been recently adopted, make wonderful pets. What Age is a Pet Considered a Senior? Achieving “senior” status […]

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Animal Adoption Crisis

In March of 2020, animal adoption was the thing to do as many people rushed out to adopt shelter animals before lockdowns began. Suddenly, shelters were empty as pets found their new homes. Unfortunately, for some of those pets, their new homes are not their forever homes. In May of 2021, shelters and rescues started […]

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Heatstroke in Pets

Summer in Kansas can be brutally hot and your pet is not immune to the heat. High temperatures can be just as deadly for animals as it is for humans—especially for pets in cars, outside or in an area that is not climate controlled. In addition, animals like dogs and cats don't sweat, so controlling […]

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Pets and Fireworks

As we get closer to the July 4th holiday, we see lots of people stocking up on fireworks to celebrate. Unfortunately, many pets are frightened by the loud sounds associated with shooting off fireworks. More pets go missing between July 4th and 6th than any other time of the year. Many pets will run away […]

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What is Mange in Dogs?

We’ve all heard the term mangey about dogs who have less than a stellar coat. But what is mange in dogs and how can it be treated and prevented? We take a look at this topic this month. What is Mange? Mange is caused by a parasite that lives inside the hair follicles of animals. […]

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