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    We offer a Complete Care Assessment that considers every aspect of your pet’s life and your goals, resulting in a healthy pet, and a happy owner!

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    Our Doggie Splash Pool provides:  Fun, fun, fun, Safe low-stress exercise, and Water that is chlorine-free & crystal-clear

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    Our impermeable floors and centralized Wet/Dry Total Cleaning System improve health and safety!!

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  • Exotic Pets





    We treat exotics! Our veterinary staff have experience with your exotic pets such as rabbits, mice, ferrets, snakes, and more.

  • Learning Library



    Our Learning Library has links to many articles on this site that help you to help your pet be happier and healthier.

 


Learning Library

These pet-care articles can help to improve the quality of life of your pet, and you. They are written, or adapted, by the staff at BloomingPaws, including professionals from our Vet Clinic, Grooming, Training, and Daycare/Kennel areas.

The Most Recent Articles Added to the Learning Library

“Alternatives to Declawing your Cat”
Topics : Why do cats scratch? | Why do kittens tend to scratch more than adult cats? | What is declawing? | How can scratching posts and pads be helpful? | What about trimming a cat’s nails? | What should I know about synthetic nails for cats? | How can my cat’s environment be modified to lessen scratching? | How can I get my cat to use her scratching post?
Read this article »

“Deciphering Pet Food Labels”
Terms explained : Food type and product name | Net weight | Guaranteed Analysis | Ingredients | Manufacturer’s or distributor’s name and address | Feeding Directions | Nutritional Adequacy Statement or “AAFCO Statement” | Other label considerations
Read this article »

“Healthy Dog Treats”
Topics : Healthy treats | Treats to avoid | Further information on treats | Where to get some of these treats in Bloomington, IN
Read this article »

“Tips for Cat Health”
Topics : Concise tips to keep cats healthy over the course of their lives. Topics include: Drinking Water | Routine Brushing | Use of Oil for Grooming | Dietary Supplements | Treats | Flea Preventatives
Read this article »

“Essential Oils (Aromatherapy)”
Topics : What should I look for in an essential oil? | How can the oils be used to help my pet? | Do I need to dilute the oils? | What are the essential oils commonly used for? | When not to use oil! | Oils and CATS
Read this article »




DOGS (click to open)

Care & Health:
Diet & Nutrition:

“The Basics of Pet Nutrition”
Topics : How nutrient guidelines for pets are determined | Basic nutrient requirements for all pets | Determining how much to feed | Foods that can be harmful to pets
Read this article »

“Deciphering Pet Food Labels”
Terms explained : Food type and product name | Net weight | Guaranteed Analysis | Ingredients | Manufacturer’s or distributor’s name and address | Feeding Directions | Nutritional Adequacy Statement or “AAFCO Statement” | Other label considerations
Read this article »

“Healthy Dog Treats”
Topics : Healthy treats | Treats to avoid | Further information on treats | Where to get some of these treats in Bloomington, IN
Read this article »

“Is Your Dog a Picky Eater?”
Topics : Answers to the questions “What should I do if my dog is not eating well?” and “Is he just being picky?”
Read this article »

“Nutritional Life Stages for Pets”
Topics : Goes through the basic stages of Puppy/Kitten, Adult, Senior/Geriatric, and Pregnancy/Lactation, giving useful facts on nutritional needs and proper feeding for each of these stages. There are also tips on how much to feed your pets.
Read this article »

“Raw Food vs Kibble”
Topics : This short excerpt summarizes some current thinking on the benefits or disadvantages of feeding your dog raw food or dried food.
Read this article »


Illness & Vaccinations:

“Bordetella Bronchiseptica”
Topics : Facts about Bordetella Bronchiseptica | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Bordetella Bronchiseptica | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Canine Adenovirus”
Topics : How is Canine Adenovirus Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Adenovirus | Diagnosing Canine Adenovirus | Can You Treat Adenovirus? | How to Prevent Canine Adenovirus
Read this article »

“Canine Cough”
Topics : An overview of “canine cough,” which is a general term used for an infectious bronchitis/tracheitis caused by multiple different viruses and bacteria
Read this article »

“Canine Distemper Information from the Vets at BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Canine Distemper | How is Distemper Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Distemper | Diagnosing Canine Distemper | Can You Treat Canine Distemper? | Can you prevent Canine Distemper?
Read this article »

“Canine Influenza”
Topics : Facts about Canine Influenza | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms (Mild or Severe) | Diagnosing CI | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Canine Influenza — Important Updates”
Topics : What you should know about this recent strain of canine influenza
Read this article »

“Canine Parvovirus”
Topics : Canine Parvovirus Facts | How is Parvovirus Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Parvovirus | Diagnosing Canine Parvovirus | Can You Treat Parvovirus? | Preventing Parvovirus
Read this article »

“Dental Hygiene”
Topics : Signs of Periodontal Disease | Causes of Periodontal Disease | Treatments and Solutions
Read this article »

“Diabetes Awareness Month”
Topics : Common Signs in Early Diabetes | Possible Causes of Diabetes | Differences Between Cats and Dogs with Diabetes | Additional Considerations
Read this article »

“Giardia”
Topics : Facts About Giardia | How Does My Pet Get Giardia? | Diagnosing Giardia | Giardia in Bloomington | BloomingPaws’ Giardia Protocols | Treating Giardia | Cleaning Up After Giardia
Read this article »

“Heartworm Information from BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Heartworm Disease | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Heartworm-Positive Pets | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Leptospirosis”
Topics : How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Leptospirosis | Is It Treatable? | Prevention | Can Humans Get Leptospirosis?
Read this article »

“Leptospirosis — An Important Update”
Topics : Additional Facts on Leptospirosis | Concerns for Humans | Vaccines for Leptospirosis
Read this article »

“Lyme Disease Info”
Topics : How is Lyme Disease Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms |
Diagnosing Lyme Disease | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Rabies Virus Information from BloomingPaws Vet Clinic”
Topics : Rabies Facts | How is Rabies Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Rabies | Diagnosing Rabies | Can You Treat Rabies? | Quarantining Rabid Animals | Can Humans Contract Rabies?
Read this article »

“Senior Pet Wellness Awareness”
Topics : What is Senior Pet Wellness? | Screenings for Senior Pets | Goals of Senior Pet Wellness
Read this article »

“Vaccines”
Topics : A list of vaccines recommended for dogs and cats
Read this article »


Safety

“Avoiding Summer Hazards for Your Pets”
Topics : Heat | Water | Poisons | Pests | Foods
Read this article »




Grooming:

“The Benefits of Professional Pet Grooming”
Topics : Skin Care | Checking for Abnomalities | Skin Conditions and Treatment | Ear Care | Feet and Paws | Perianal (Anus) Area Care | Eye Care | Nail Care | Bathing | Conditioners | Anal Gland Expression | Professional Hair Styles | Enjoyable Therapeutic Massage | Appropriate Grooming Tools | An Impartial Set of Eyes | Frequency of Grooming | Teeth Brushing | Shedless Treatment | Proper Pet Handling | Valuable Tips
Read this article »

“Grooming Double-Coated Dogs”
Topics : Double-Coated Breeds | Don’t Shave Double-Coated Dogs | Shed-less Treatments | Exceptions to the Rule
Read this article »

“Home Dog Grooming is Important”
Topics : This short article covers recommended home grooming regimens including such topics as skin, coat, ears, nails, and teeth.
Read this article »

“Puppy Grooming Tips”
Topics : Make Grooming Fun | Start Puppy Grooming Early
Read this article »



Puppies:
Grooming:

“Puppy Grooming Tips”
Topics : Make Grooming Fun | Start Puppy Grooming Early
Read this article »


Illness & Vaccinations:

“Vaccines”
Topics : A list of vaccines recommended for dogs and cats with several important vaccines needed for puppies
Read this article »


Puppy Training & Behavior:

“Crate Training”
Topics : The Purpose of Crate Training | Introduction to the Crate | Feeding in the Crate | Conditioning to the Crate | Crating When Alone | Crating at Night | Whining in the Crate
Read this article »

“Making Dog Vet Visits Fun”
Topics : Helpful tips and tricks to help your puppy learn to accept vet visits without fear. anxiety, or undesirable behaviors
Read this article »

“Puppy Potty Training”
Topics : Focuses on the reasons for housetraining accidents, including instincts, health, behavior, and environments
Read this article »

“Puppy Socialization”
Topics : Some important guidance on how to help a puppy be comfortable as a pet within human society, stressing that the most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life
Read this article »




Training & Behavior:

“Crate Training”
Topics : The Purpose of Crate Training | Introduction to the Crate | Feeding in the Crate | Conditioning to the Crate | Crating When Alone | Crating at Night | Whining in the Crate
Read this article »

“Dealing with Dog Aggression”
Topics : Our Certified Master Dog Trainer gives some general advice to help dog parents start dealing with their dog-aggressive or people-aggressive dogs.
Read this article »

“Dogs with Kids”
Topics : Our Certified Master Dog Trainer gives some tips on how to help kids and dogs develop a strong bond with each other.
Read this article »

“Frisbee Training”
Topics : Bloomingpaws’ Certified Master Dog Trainer shares some ways to make outdoor play more fun and entertaining for you and your dog, including things you will need, teaching an adult dog, and other tips and tricks.
Read this article »

“Making Dog Vet Visits Fun”
Topics : Helpful tips and tricks to help your puppy learn to accept vet visits without fear. anxiety, or undesirable behaviors
Read this article »

“Puppy Potty Training”
Topics : Focuses on the reasons for housetraining accidents, including instincts, health, behavior, and environments
Read this article »

“Puppy Socialization”
Topics : Some important guidance on how to help a puppy be comfortable as a pet within human society, stressing that the most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life
Read this article »




CATS (click to open)

Care & Health:
Diet & Nutrition:

“The Basics of Pet Nutrition”
Topics : How nutrient guidelines for pets are determined | Basic nutrient requirements for all pets | Determining how much to feed | Foods that can be harmful to pets
Read this article »

“Beware of Weight Loss in Senior Cats”
Topics : Hyperthyroidism | Chronic Kidney Disease | Diabetes | Preventing Weight Loss in Cats
Read this article »

“Canned Food vs Dry Food”
Topics : Why feeding cats a canned diet is often healthier for them than a dry diet
Read this article »

“Deciphering Pet Food Labels”
Terms explained : Food type and product name | Net weight | Guaranteed Analysis | Ingredients | Manufacturer’s or distributor’s name and address | Feeding Directions | Nutritional Adequacy Statement or “AAFCO Statement” | Other label considerations
Read this article »

“Nutritional Life Stages for Pets”
Topics : Goes through the basic stages of Puppy/Kitten, Adult, Senior/Geriatric, and Pregnancy/Lactation, giving useful facts on nutritional needs and proper feeding for each of these stages. There are also tips on how much to feed your pets.
Read this article »

“Tips for Cat Health”
Topics : Concise tips to keep cats healthy over the course of their lives. Topics include: Drinking Water | Routine Brushing | Use of Oil for Grooming | Dietary Supplements | Treats | Flea Preventatives
Read this article »


Illness & Vaccinations:

“Dental Hygiene”
Topics : Signs of Periodontal Disease | Causes of Periodontal Disease | Treatments and Solutions
Read this article »

“Diabetes Awareness Month”
Topics : Common Signs in Early Diabetes | Possible Causes of Diabetes | Differences Between Cats and Cats with Diabetes | Additional Considerations
Read this article »

“Feline Calicivirus”
Topics : How is It Transmitted? | What are the Symptoms? |Diagnosing Calicivirus |
Is Feline Calicivirus Treatable? | Vaccination and Prevention
Read this article »

“Feline Leukemia Virus”
Topics : Facts about FeLV | How is It Transmitted? | What Does it Cause? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Feline Leukemia Virus | Testing for FeLV | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Feline Panleukopenia”
Topics : Facts about FPV | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Feline Panleukopenia | Is It Treatable? | Prevention | What is the Likely Outcome?
Read this article »

“Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis”
Topics : Facts about FVR | How is It Transmitted? | What are the Symptoms? |Diagnosing Rhinotracheitis | Is Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Treatable? | Vaccination and Prevention
Read this article »

“Giardia”
Topics : Facts About Giardia | How Does My Pet Get Giardia? | Diagnosing Giardia | Giardia in Bloomington | BloomingPaws’ Giardia Protocols | Treating Giardia | Cleaning Up After Giardia
Read this article »

“Heartworm Information from BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Heartworm Disease | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Heartworm-Positive Pets | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Leptospirosis”
Topics : How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Leptospirosis | Is It Treatable? | Prevention | Can Humans Get Leptospirosis?
Read this article »

“Making Cat Vet Visits Fun”
Topics : Tips and tricks to make the vet a
not-so-scary visit for your cat
Read this article »

“Rabies Virus Information from BloomingPaws Vet Clinic”
Topics : Rabies Facts | How is Rabies Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Rabies | Diagnosing Rabies | Can You Treat Rabies? | Quarantining Rabid Animals | Can Humans Contract Rabies?
Read this article »

“Senior Pet Wellness Awareness”
Topics : What is Senior Pet Wellness? | Screenings for Senior Pets | Goals of Senior Pet Wellness
Read this article »

“Vaccines”
Topics : A list of vaccines recommended for cats and dogs
Read this article »


Safety

“Avoiding Summer Hazards for Your Pets”
Topics : Heat | Water | Poisons | Pests | Foods
Read this article »




Grooming:

“The Benefits of Professional Pet Grooming”
Topics : Skin Care | Checking for Abnomalities | Skin Conditions and Treatment | Ear Care | Feet and Paws | Perianal (Anus) Area Care | Eye Care | Nail Care | Bathing | Conditioners | Anal Gland Expression | Professional Hair Styles | Enjoyable Therapeutic Massage | Appropriate Grooming Tools | An Impartial Set of Eyes | Frequency of Grooming | Teeth Brushing | Shedless Treatment | Proper Pet Handling | Valuable Tips
Read this article »

“Tips for Cat Health”
Topics : Concise tips to keep cats healthy over the course of their lives. Topics include: Drinking Water | Routine Brushing | Use of Oil for Grooming | Dietary Supplements | Treats | Flea Preventatives
Read this article »



Training & Behavior:

“Alternatives to Declawing your Cat”
Topics : Why do cats scratch? | Why do kittens tend to scratch more than adult cats? | What is declawing? | How can scratching posts and pads be helpful? | What about trimming a cat’s nails? | What should I know about synthetic nails for cats? | How can my cat’s environment be modified to lessen scratching? | How can I get my cat to use her scratching post?
Read this article »

“Making Cat Vet Visits Fun”
Topics : Tips and tricks to make the vet a not-so-scary visit for your cat
Read this article »






EXOTICS (click to open)

Rabbits, Hamsters, Other Rodents:

“Bordetella Bronchiseptica Information from BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Bordetella Bronchiseptica | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Bordetella Bronchiseptica | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Little-Known Facts About Exotic Pets”
Topics : Most pet parents know that exotic pets need routine health care, such as vaccinations. This article goes into what many parents of exotic pets do not know.
Read this article »

“Pet Rabbit Care in Bloomington, Indiana”
Topics : Skin Care | Checking for Abnomalities | Skin Conditions and Treatment | Ear Care | Feet and Paws | Perianal (Anus) Area Care | Eye Care | Nail Care | Bathing | Conditioners | Anal Gland Expression | Professional Hair Styles | Enjoyable Therapeutic Massage | Appropriate Grooming Tools | An Impartial Set of Eyes | Frequency of Grooming | Teeth Brushing | Shedless Treatment | Proper Pet Handling | Valuable Tips
Read this article »

“Teeth Problems for Exotic Pets in Bloomington, IN”
Topics : Overgrown Teeth in Rodents and Rabbits | Weight Issues in Rodents and Rabbits | Dental Problems in Ferrets
Read this article »



Ferrets:

“Canine Distemper Information from the Vets at BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Canine Distemper (ferrets can get canine distemper, too) | How is Distemper Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Distemper | Diagnosing Canine Distemper | Can You Treat Canine Distemper? | Can you prevent Canine Distemper?
Read this article »

“Heartworm Information from BloomingPaws”
Topics : Facts about Heartworm Disease | How is It Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms | Diagnosing Heartworm-Positive Pets | Is It Treatable? | Prevention
Read this article »

“Little-Known Facts About Exotic Pets”
Topics : Most pet parents know that exotic pets need routine health care, such as vaccinations. This article goes into what many parents of exotic pets do not know.
Read this article »

“Owning Ferrets in Bloomington, IN”
Topics : What Ferrets Have Been Used For | Ferret Facts | Climate Dangers in Bloomington | Practical Recommendations for Ferret Owners | Common Health Problems for Ferrets
Read this article »

“Rabies Virus Information from BloomingPaws Vet Clinic”
Topics : Rabies Facts | How is Rabies Transmitted? | Clinical Symptoms of Rabies | Diagnosing Rabies | Can You Treat Rabies? | Quarantining Rabid Animals | Can Humans Contract Rabies?
Read this article »

“Teeth Problems for Exotic Pets”
Topics : Overgrown Teeth in Rodents and Rabbits | Weight Issues in Rodents and Rabbits | Dental Problems in Ferrets
Read this article »



Lizards, Snakes, & Turtles:

“Hidden Dangers for Reptile Pets in Bloomington”
Topics : Additional Environment Requirements | Special Environmental Issues in Bloomington | Metabolic Bone Disease | Intestinal Parasites in Reptiles
Read this article »

“Little-Known Facts About Exotic Pets”
Topics : Most pet parents know that exotic pets need routine health care, such as vaccinations. This article goes into what many parents of exotic pets do not know.
Read this article »



Pot-Bellied Pigs:

“Little-Known Facts About Exotic Pets”
Topics : Most pet parents know that exotic pets need routine health care, such as vaccinations. This article goes into what many parents of exotic pets do not know.
Read this article »





INTEGRATIVE VET CARE (click to open)

Homeopathy:

“Homeopathy for Pets — FAQs”
Topics : What do I need to do if my pet is being treated homeopathically? | How do I administer a homeopathic remedy to my pet? | What if my pet is not improving? | How should I store homeopathic remedies? | Why is there a controversy about homeopathy?
Read this article »

“Understanding Homeopathic Vet Care”
Topics : What is homeopathy? | What are some common homeopathic remedies? | How are homeopathic veterinary remedies prescribed? | How are homeopathic remedies prepared? | Why is there a controversy about homeopathy? | Recent advances in nanoscience
Read this article »



Essential Oils (Aromatherapy)

“Essential Oils (Aromatherapy)”
Topics : What should I look for in an essential oil? | How can the oils be used to help my pet? | Do I need to dilute the oils? | What are the essential oils commonly used for? | When not to use oil! | Oils and CATS
Read this article »




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