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Treats for Pet Parents

Your furry besties don’t need to be the only ones accessing late night vet services! No matter the time, Hello Ralphie’s blog is waiting for you to chew on some bones of wisdom to help you be the best pet parent that you can be. Even if you don’t need to talk to an online vet immediately, you may still have questions. HR’s blog is here to help answer those pet questions!

If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please reach out and let us know – we’d love to go digging for answers!

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While most people find the taste of chocolate irresistible, chocolate consumption happens to be very dangerous for dogs. In severe cases, chocolate …

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Dogs pant and become restless for many reasons. In some cases, the behavior change can be triggered by pain, as dogs experiencing …

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While it may seem like a trivial topic, litter box behavior can tell you a lot about your cat’s health. As it …

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If your cat has been drooling lately, there may be an underlying medical explanation for it. Scheduling an appointment with a Hello …

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If you have ever owned a kitten before, you have probably noticed how quickly they grow. In fact, by just six months …

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After your dog has learned the basic commands, like sit, lay down, and stay, you can move towards more advanced tricks, like …

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As with people, the average weight for cats can vary depending on their skeletal size and gender. On average, a healthy cat …

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After teaching a dog how to sit, stay, and lay down on command, the next movement most dog owners want to teach …

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Congratulations on your new puppy! Don’t know how to train your puppy? If you have puppy training questions or don’t know where …

Pet the Cat

Fleas are a common external parasite that feed off your cat’s blood. Although they can create some health concerns, itchiness and allergic …

Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish

Have you noticed a fishy smell coming from your dog recently? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy, and you’re not alone. This fishy …

How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down

While teaching your furry friend to lay down on command may just seem like a fun trick, it’s actually an important trained …

How Often Should You Change Cat Litter

Cats are clean animals. Unlike dogs, felines constantly groom themselves and they’re notoriously picky about where they urinate and defecate. A cat …

How Often Do You Take Your Cat to The Vet

It’s important to make sure your feline friend has regular check-ins with a veterinarian. Cats age at a much faster rate than …

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Less-Known Dog Toxins and Cat Toxins March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and the Hello Ralphie team would like to highlight some …

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking at the Neighbours

It’s unreasonable to expect your dog to never bark. However, excessive barking, especially when it’s directed at your neighbors, can quickly become …

How do I Brush My Cat’s Teeth

Dental disease is one of the most common health issues that veterinarians diagnose in cats. It can be present in every breed …

How Often Should You Walk Your Dog

Just like humans, dogs need regular exercise and fresh air. A dog’s mental and physical health will suffer without regular walks. However, …

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Be a Sustainability Superhero with your Furry Sidekick Your dog is special, unique; you may say they are one in a million! …

How to Sedate a Cat for Travel

Traveling long distances with your cat can be stressful for both you and your furry friend. Whether you’re commuting via car, plane, …

How to Deworm a Cat

Your veterinarian will recommend regular deworming for your cat depending on its risk level for contracting intestinal parasites. The number of times …

Dog Following Owner

You’ve probably noticed your dog following you like a shadow from time to time. But whether this behavior is constant or occasional, …

Dog-Bathing

Finding a tick on your furry friend can be surprising and somewhat traumatizing. They’re gross and they could be harming your pet. …

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Anxious Dogs: Bellowing Blues and Doggie Downers Just like us, our canine pals can also suffer from relentless worrying, indescribable fears, and …

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Hello Ralphie team is here to remind you that not all matches were made by cupid! …

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We all know how to brush our teeth! But do our pets brush their teeth? Of course not! So, when was the …

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What are heartworms? How do you prevent your pet from getting heartworms? Dr. Williams, a Hello Ralphie veterinarian, walks pet parents through …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Are you thinking of adding a new puppy to the family? It could be as simple as a trip to a local …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

We all know the holiday season will not look the same for most of us, but we will likely still be decorating …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

These days, our pets are living longer, healthier, happier lives than in the past. With the advancement of pet healthcare and our …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

These days, our dogs are living longer, healthier, happier lives than in the past. With the advancement of pet healthcare and our …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

These days, our cats are living longer, healthier, happier lives than in the past. With the advancement of pet healthcare and cats …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

By Dr. Hannon Rats can make great pets! Rats are easy to care for, have very little odor, and they rarely bite. They …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

So, you noticed that your cat is losing weight and seeming slimmer or lighter on your lap. From food type, dental health, a …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

By Dr. Parker How to fulfill your indoor cat’s desires through cat enrichment! There are many reasons cat parents keep cats indoors: …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

More and more pet owners are turning to natural alternatives to help their dogs and cats thrive and heal from anxiety, arthritis, …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Cats are tricky, secretive creatures. Even the most sociable cat will tend to do their itching or overgrooming in private. It can …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

By Dr. Brooks If you have a cat, you know about hairballs. Hairballs are common and they can be really frustrating to …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

In need of tips for a pet who won’t eat? A pet that will eat one type of food one day and then …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

By Dr. Candice Bittner Itching can take different forms: scratching, licking paws, head shaking, or scooting on the carpet are common itchy …

Those dreaded, mysterious red bumps on a dog’s paw or between their toes! What the heck are those red bumps? How do …

Cats peeing outside the litter box is a common issue that could be behavioral or medical. Read on, dear cat parent, and …

The popularity of keeping chickens as pets has skyrocketed in the last few years. Coronavirus, concerns regarding food scarcity, and heightened awareness …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

It’s time to sit down for dinner. Napkin on lap, fork in hand, here comes the first bite. And there it is, …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

No one likes to see their beloved pup in pain. Whether it’s a slight limp or a sore paw, sometimes a dog’s …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Pets are family. They relieve our stress, make us laugh, and comfort us in our times of need. It makes sense that …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Signs of Dog Anxiety “She will literally crawl up my body and try to sit on my head, that’s how nervous she …

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Your Furry Quaranteam Members Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell your dog or cat, “It’s a virus that’s been keeping me home …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

The Dog Days of Summer It’s a term we hear frequently, usually uttered with disdain or from the mouth of a baseball …

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

A Veterinarian Q & A to Choosing the Right Pet Food What is the right food to feed my pet? What happens …