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Mar 18

How to Communicate with Your Dog

Have you ever thought about what language your dog speaks? The most common answer is barking! Barking is a form of communication, but actually, dogs primarily communicate with one another using body language. Dog Communication Body language is how they communicate with us, each other, and how they miraculously “know” when we are about to […]


Feb 06

Valentine’s Day: Staying Clear of These 5 Pet Hazards

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you are probably thinking about the person you love the most. However, you shouldn’t forget about the furry friends that you love, too! During this holiday, AERA sees many pets that have gotten into common Valentine’s Day items that owners don’t always realize are hazardous. For this reason, AERA wants all […]


Jan 04

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

  AERA ophthalmologist Dr. Brad Holmberg has some information to share about glaucoma and how you can protect your pet from vision loss. Glaucoma is unfortunately a common disease in dogs that frequently results in permanent vision loss. Primary glaucoma, or that caused by a genetic or inherited component, is most common. Predisposed dog breeds […]


Sep 24

Heart Disease in Pets: Symptoms and Treatment Options

We hear a lot about heart disease because it is common in humans, but did you know that it can also affect your pet? Both dogs and cats can also suffer from heart disease, which leads to congestive heart failure. Fortunately, pets can live for years with heart disease when receiving proper treatment. AERA wants […]


Apr 05

What Should Your Family Look for in an Animal Behavior Clinic?

When it comes to health problems in your pets, it is obvious that you should visit with a vet, but what are you supposed to do when your pet’s problems are behavioral? Unfortunately, not every veterinarian or animal trainer is experienced in handling behavioral issues—especially extreme behavioral issues such as aggression and anxiety. In some […]


Feb 28

Are Essential Oils Dangerous for My Pet?

You can’t walk into a home décor store without seeing essential oil diffusers. As one of the trendiest home décor items right now, essential oil diffusers are in thousands of homes in the United States, and many of these homes include pets. With reports surfacing all over social media that essential oils can be harmful […]


Feb 28

Pet Heart Health Q&A

In honor of American Heart Month, we have some pet heart health Q&A with our cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle! If my pet has heart disease, he/she would have symptoms, right? Not necessarily.  In fact, most of the time heart disease in dogs and cats is detected prior to the onset of symptoms.  Pets often do […]


Feb 12

How to Handle a Dog with Anxiety

Anxiety is often an issue associated with people, but animals can also deal with anxiety and stress. We think of dogs as being happy, carefree beings, but they can also experience anxiety. It can be difficult to figure out what is going on with your anxious dog and how to help, but the Animal Behavior […]


Jan 26

Common Warning Signs of Pet Cancer

Like humans, pets tend to respond better to cancer treatments when they are diagnosed early. Our hope is that the following information helps pet owners notice the symptoms and signs of cancer in their dog or cat early on. Faster and earlier detections often lead to earlier cancer screenings, which in turn leads to better […]


Jan 19

How to Handle the Loss of a Pet

Pets are part of the family, and when a pet passes away it can be a difficult time for your family. AERA is here to help you get through this time with some tips for coping with the loss of a pet. Coping with the Loss of a Pet If your pet passes away, grief […]


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