Loving and Caring for Pet Goats

Kids playing with three pet goats in a backyard.

Goat ownership is rising in popularity. This could be explained by their enormous, cost-effective contributions to landscaping control, or perhaps their delightful, charming personalities that keep  people curious. Keeping goats is a fire-wise choice for many Californians, but there’s so much more to owning pet goats than providing land for them to clear. 

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How to Change an Outdoor Cat into an Indoor Cat

Young woman petting her bengal cat.

Cats are very independent creatures, and sometimes it seems like they don’t need us at all. Cats that spend time outside have a reputation for being able to fend for themselves, but there are a lot of dangers for outdoor cats. Whether you have found a feral cat you want to adopt or you want to transition your feline to a fully indoor cat, Shiloh Veterinary Hospital can help.

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5 Things to Know Before Adopting a Mini Pig

A mini pig smiling.

Mini pigs are adorable exotic pets to add to a family. Before you run out and adopt one, though, you want to be sure that you have what you need to safely have pigs as pets in your space. Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is here to help you decide if a mini pig is the right pet for you and your family:

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Adopt Don’t Shop: A Phrase that Saves Thousands of Lives

Woman holding a puppy at a shelter.

Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group in San Diego is a great way to enhance your family while saving a life. Rescue pets are in need of good, loving homes. So many pets are in shelters just waiting for their new family to find them. Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is here to help you learn more about the benefits of adopting vs buying a pet so you can navigate the process like an expert!

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Double Trouble, Double the Fun: Adopting Two Dogs at Once

If you are like us, adopting one pet is pretty exciting. It’s an amazing feeling to bring home a deserving fur friend who needs our love, attention, and good care for a wonderful life. So, naturally, it would seem like adopting two dogs would be even better, right? After all, they will keep each other company. The more, the merrier!

There are some great benefits to adopting two dogs at once, but there are also some challenges. The team at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is here to explain these reasons and to help you prepare for bringing home two amazing adoptable pets (while keeping it real!).

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The Hemingway Cat: What’s the Story Behind 6-Toed Cats?

6-toed Hemingway cat

If you are a literary buff, you may have heard about Ernest Hemingway’s adoration of cats, so much so that a specific breed has even been named after the author.

Hemingway cats, or more accurately, polydactyl cats, are known for their extra toes. How did this come to be, and what is the real story behind Hemingway cats? 

The team at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital sets out to solve this mystery and explain why these unusual 6-toed cats evolved.

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Should You Adopt a Pet With Someone You’re Dating?

People in serious relationships tend to make grand gestures. They make introductions to their family members, take each other to work events, and even move in together. 

A common next step for significant others is to adopt a pet. It’s not as huge of a life changer as having a child, but it shows a certain level of commitment – to one another, and to the pet. It’s a beautiful symbol of love, but this type of decision doesn’t just affect the human relationship. 

Before you adopt a pet with someone (even if you love them), it’s important to take time to consider all the possibilities.

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Party Animals: Keeping Pets Safe and Happy During Summer Parties

The summer party season is here again – although here in sunny Southern California it can be argued that it’s always summer party season.

Just like humans, each pet has their own take on festivities. Some relish in the novelty of guests and enjoy all of the pets, pats, and accidentally dropped morsels, while others may be shy, scared, or just not interested in socializing. Whichever way your furry pal leans, keeping pets safe should be your top priority when planning your get together.

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A Poopy Problem: Why Picking Up Pet Waste Is Necessary

You’ve encountered it. You are out at the park with your pet and look over to see someone’s dog “doing their business”. Just as soon as he’s done, the dog and owner quickly trot off, leaving the grossness where it was deposited.

People not picking up after their pet is a serious problem. Not only is it rude and causes stink and the risk of people stepping on it, but pet waste also carries disease and attracts flies and other parasites.

Picking up your pet’s waste is a part of being a responsible dog owner. The team at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is here to explain why this unfortunate doody duty benefits your pet, you, and the entire community.

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Pets During Quarantine Have It Figured Out!

What can we say about this moment in our history? It’s scary, uncomfortable, and confusing to say the least. Think about how much worse the news would be, however, if we weren’t home with our four-legged best friends. It’s still not easy, but we can be somewhat soothed by Fluffy’s meaningful gaze, or Fido’s tail-wagging devotion.

In fact, the small moments we share with animal kind give us far more than a brief respite from the headlines. Like other people all over the world, it’s time to consider all we’ve learned (so far) from our pets during quarantine. 

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