Royal Canin Diets

Healing Springs Animal Hospital has decided to stop carrying Royal Canin diets onsite. This decision comes after months of trying to work with Royal Canin’s financial department. Where our on-site stock is concerned, Royal Canin’s bills have a distracting number of discrepancies with our recorded orders. The good news is Read more…

Run, Run, Run!

Dogs love running just as much as humans do. Interestingly, our brains are wired to reward us for exercising. Researchers from the University of Arizona found that dogs have increased activation of endocannabinoids after running or exercise, just like humans. Endocannabinoids (ECB) are natural, internal brain chemicals that affect the Read more…

Mystery of Catnip

Cat owners take pictures and videos of their cats “enjoying” catnip. Owners often wonder why and how it makes them feel high. The key ingredient, an iridoid known as nepetalactone, has intoxicating chemicals that activate a cat’s opioid systems much like heroin and morphine do in people. Cats happy on Read more…

Dogs and Bees

Many of us remember our first experience with bees, and for the most part it’s usually not a positive one. You may have been the curious kid who stood to close to the bee hive, or an innocent victim who was taken by surprise by an angry bee. Either way, Read more…