A Fun Guide To Choosing The Right Dog Breed

You’ve done your research, talked with your family, and have decided to adopt a new dog. Congrats! Now the fun begins! Choosing the right dog breed for you is the next step…

But where to begin? 

Dogs were bred for special abilities and to perform specific work, and each breed reflects this. Given this, it makes sense to look at breed personalities and tendencies to make sure they fit into your lifestyle. After all, looks aren’t everything! 

So what are the things you should be looking at when choosing the right dog breed for you? Keep reading to find out Mobile Vet MD’s best tips. 

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Senior Pet Health & The Golden Years

An aging Maine Coon cat sits on a living room carpet

Have you noticed a little grey on the muzzle of your fur “baby”? Aging in pets sometimes happens before we know it! And, with access to better veterinary care, our understanding of what pets need to thrive, coupled with better nutrition, pets are living longer than ever. 

Of course, aging comes with certain conditions and ailments; but age is not a disease! We can make some small adjustments to keep our senior pets comfortable. And, if we meet their health needs, they can live active, happy lives well into their golden years.

Come along with Mobile Vet, MD as we explore senior pet health. 

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Lumps and Bumps in Pets: What’s Normal and When to Worry

A close-up of a skin lump on the leg of a dog

Discovering a lump or bump on your pet can be extremely disconcerting. Thoughts jump to the worst – is it cancer? An infection? Some other type of pet emergency

Lumps and bumps in pets can be frightening, but the majority of these masses are benign. If you discover a lump or bump on your pet that wasn’t there before, your friends at Mobile Vet, MD are here to help you tell the normal from the bad.

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The Importance of Indoor Cat Vaccinations and Parasite Prevention

When it comes to keeping pets healthy, vaccines and parasite prevention are critical. Unfortunately, many owners of indoor-only cats are under the impression there’s no need for this type of care since their cat is “never” exposed to anything. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Cats don’t need to go outdoors to come into contact with a surprising number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Indoor cat vaccinations and parasite protection can make all the difference for your feline companion.  

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When Potty-Trained Pets Start Peeing Inside


If your previously house trained dog or cat is suddenly peeing where they aren’t supposed to, it could be a sign of something more troubling. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. wants to take a moment to discuss house soiling in pets and what you can do to manage the issue.

House Soiling in Cats

Urinating outside the litter box is a common problem among cats and is one of the main reasons cats are surrendered to shelters and even euthanized. There are so many different causes for the behavior, many of which are relatively simple to fix.

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Understanding Anxiety in Pets


Everyone has dealt with fear and anxiety. In small doses, these emotions can help keep us safe and protect us from danger, but when these feelings overtake our lives, it can be problematic.

Unfortunately, our pets are no different. Anxiety in pets manifests differently than in humans, but the physiological effects are the same – nearly every system in the body is negatively impacted by long-term anxiety. Helping your pet manage their anxiety is key to their health and happiness.

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What to Do in a Pet Poisoning Emergency

March is National Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and here at Mobile Vet M.D., we couldn’t ask for a better time to go over the basics of pet poisoning with our readers. If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a potential toxin (medications, rodenticide, antifreeze, household chemicals, etc.), time is of the essence.

Knowing what to look for, what to do, and having a plan in place ahead of time will help you remain calm under pressure and ensures your pet will get the care they need.

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Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

If given the opportunity to ensure their pet’s lifelong health and wellness and support the welfare of other animals in need, the average pet owner would gladly jump at the chance. When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, that’s exactly what happens!

These routine surgical procedures greatly reduce health problems down the road for cats and dogs and significantly impact the number of homeless animals in our community. A win-win situation for sure!

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Cold Weather Standard: When Winter Pet Safety Must Take Precedent

Pet owners are particularly astute when it comes to the many dangers associated with heat and hot weather. Would it surprise you to know that pets face similar risks when it’s cold, wet, and freezing outside? Frostbite, hypothermia, and paw injuries tend to top the list, but other seasonal dangers make it absolutely critical to practice the following tips for winter pet safety.

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A Year in Review: The Top 5 Mobile Vet M.D. Pet Care Blogs of 2018

The last twelve months have been very busy, and Mobile Vet M.D. is so grateful to serve a growing community of dedicated, responsible pet owners. To support you and your best friend, we publish monthly pet care blogs that aim to educate, inform, and celebrate pet owners like yourself. In other words, our blog seeks to answer questions that we routinely hear around the van.

Mobile Vet M.D.’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

If you already caught these pet care blogs the first time around, thank you for reading! For those who are new to our our blog, the following are the most popular posts of the year. Enjoy!

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