By Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
November 02, 2017
Category: Pet Care
Tags: pet grooming  

Like their humans, pets need a little pampering and professional care every now and then to remain happy and healthy. From grooming to pet groomingdermatology services, the veterinarians at Total Care Veterinary Hospital & Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC, are dedicated to treating your furry loved ones like a cherished member of the family.

Pet Grooming in High Point, NC

Every pet's needs are different, and some will require more care than others depending on factors like the type and length of their coat, breed, etc. Like many pet owners, you may prefer to groom and bathe your dog or cat on your own. And while nothing can compare to regular TLC and bonding time between you and your pet, the American Kennel Club recommends scheduling a professional grooming session and bath from time to time to ensure that your dog reaps all of the benefits of a professional treatment.

Benefits of Professional Pet Grooming

There are a number of benefits to taking your pet for professional grooming services, whether they are docile and well behaved, or have a lot of energy and even more colorful personalities that require a little extra patience and skill. Some of the benefits of going to a professional groomer include:

  • Professional tools and techniques
  • Save time - No need to set aside time from your schedule to give your dog a bath at home (and additional time to clean up after), you can drop your pet off at the veterinary hospital and run some errands, or get some coffee and then pick them up when they're ready to go!
  • Specialized care according to breed and your dog's individual needs

Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC

For more information on grooming, boarding, and veterinary services, contact us today by calling (336) 886-2315 to schedule an appointment at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, or (336) 841-8877 for Total Care Veterinary Hospital.

By Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
August 30, 2017
Category: Pet Care
Tags: Animal Whisperers  

You may have heard of animal whisperers from watching television shows about pet behavior, but wonder if they’re real. If you’re having aAnimal Whisperer problem with a pet’s behavior, you may want to learn more how to get in touch with what he or she is going through. The pet team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC is committed to helping you with a variety of veterinary services, including ways to get in touch with what your pet really wants or needs.

What Is an Animal Whisperer?
Animal whispering first became popular in the early 2000s, when a very effective dog behaviorist began helping pet owners with their dogs. A “whisperer” is someone who is very in tune with the issues that pets are going through, from behavior to potential health matters. It’s still a fairly new profession in the pet world that comes with some skepticism.

Is This a Real Thing?
Some people call animal whisperers “pet psychics,” and believe that they are able to communicate with pets on a psychic level. Whether or not that is a real thing is up to each individual pet owner who goes through this experience. However, animal behaviorists are definitely real and they have helped numerous pets and their owners. Behavior counseling is a service offered at Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point.

Total Care for Your Pet
If you want the best care for your pet, you want total care. Total care is a commitment to treating an animal not just with medication, but with a full understanding of his or her needs. With behavior counseling and training as well as nutritional counseling and regular vet checkups, the team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital can help maximize your pet’s health and happiness.

Get More Information
If you’re interested in learning more about animal whisperers and what an animal behaviorist can do for your pet, get in touch with the team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital—both located in High Point, NC, today. Call (336) 841-8877 or (336) 886-2315 to schedule a consultation.

By Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
July 10, 2017
Category: Pet Care
Tags: Pet Comfort  

For most of us, our pets are beloved members of the family. When they are injured or become  sick,  or need somewhere to stay while theComfortable Pets family is out of town, a veterinary boarding facility is the ideal setting for the comfort and care that they need. Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in Hight Point, NC, offer a range of veterinary and boarding services to cater to your pet's every need.

Keeping Your Pets Healthy in High Point, NC

Like their humans, animals require preventive healthcare and regular veterinary treatment to stay vibrant and healthy. From regular grooming to vaccines, the veterinarians at Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals are dedicated to keeping your pets happy and healthy. Other services include:

  • Wellness check-ups and exams
  • Immunizations
  • Grooming
  • Dietary and behavioral counseling
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Dog and cat boarding at both Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary

Professional pet boarding while you are away and unable to take care of your pet offers the advantages of the loving and attentive care of a trusted friend or relative, combined with professional veterinary care in case of an emergency. A boarding facility can offer your pet dedicated care and attention around the clock to keep them comfortable and engaged while you are away. Your pets are secure and happy, and you have the additional peace of mind and tranquility of knowing that your furry loved ones will be safe and well cared for in your absence.

Veterinary Care and Pet Boarding in High Point, NC

When taking your beloved pet along for an extended trip or family vacation is not an option, placing them in a professional and safe environment that you can trust is the next best thing. For more information about our veterinary and boarding services, contact Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital by calling (336) 886-2315, or Total Care Veterinary Hospital at (336) 841-8877.

By Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
May 23, 2017
Tags: cat training  

As a cat owner, it’s important to understand the natural behaviors associated with your pet. Ultimately deciding if your cat needs training cat behavioral trainingis a personal decision. However, if you want to understand more about your pet and connect with them at a deep level, training is the answer. Our professionals at Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals in High Point, North Carolina have the expertise and experience to offer a great cat training session.

About Cat Behaviors

Your cat is nocturnal. This means it will be active at night. While many cats are active during the day, you cannot retain your cat to sleep through the night. Make sure you have a lot of positive activities for your cat to focus on during the night. Also, always leave fresh water out for your pet.

While chewing may be bothersome for you, it is an important task for strengthening your cat’s teeth and jaws. Give your cat plenty of chew toys made of soft materials. Scratching is another important cat function. It helps them to fully stretch their muscles in their entire body. It offers a way for cats to shed dead things from their nails too. You cannot teach your cat how to do this as it is something they are born with. However, you can teach a cat to scratch a scratching post.

Understanding the way your cat communicates is vital too. Purring usually is associated with comfort while meowing is a call for attention. There are a variety of other communication sounds that can be learned too. Lastly, roaming is a part of your cat’s natural hunting behavior. Indoor cats may struggle here, that’s why having lots of toys and things for your pet to do is important.

Understanding your pet makes for a better experience for the both of you. For more information on cat training and behaviors, contact our High Point North Carolina veterinary office at 336-886-2315.

By Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
March 01, 2017

When it comes to your pets, regular comprehensive examinations that are preventative helps keep your pet as healthy as possible. Early vet visitsdetection makes sure that quick action can be done to solve the problem before anything serious happens. A veterinarian in High Point, North Carolina from Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals can help keep your pet safe and healthy.

What does a Regular Veterinary Exam Entail?

During a pet’s annual exam, a veterinarian in High Point, North Carolina from Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals will look at a variety of important health things including dental health, vaccination status, parasite control, ears, eyes, digestive system, breathing, feet and legs, coat and skin, and blood tests.

When it comes to vaccinations, the schedule will depend on the pet’s age. Puppies or kitten are recommended to have a series of combination vaccinations while older pets may not require as many shots. These shots help prevent rabies, distemper, canine parvovirus-2 and canine adenovirus-2 (hepatitis). Other vaccines help to prevent kennel cough, leptospirosis, coronavirus and canine flu, just to name a few.

Heartworm testing is also important in regards to your test. The American Heartworm Society suggests that dogs be tested annually for this infection. Other tests for intestinal parasites (worms), is important. This testing will depend on the age of the pet, the likelihood they came into contact with feces of other animals, if they’ve had it before, if they are around children, if you plan to breed the dog and if they are on a heartworm prevention medication.

These are just some of the important things that a High Point, North Carolina from Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals looks for in your pet during regular examinations. These preventative care visits help keep your pet as healthy as possible and from experiencing any painful experiences.  Call today to schedule this important visit at one of our High Point, North Carolina offices.

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Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital

Total Care Veterinary Hospital
633 Greensboro Road
High Point, NC 27260

Phone: (336) 841-8877
Fax: (336) 841-7371 

Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital
1578 Skeet Club Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 886-2315
Fax: (336) 886-2386