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Goodheart’s 4 Pillars of Care
The core beliefs that guide your pet’s care: wellness, nutrition, dental, and fear/anxiety/stress
8 min read Pets bring us immeasurable joy and companionship. Goodheart Animal Health Center’s mission is to prevent your cat, dog, and exotic pet from getting sick so they can stay by your side – healthy and happy – for as long as possible. Our care guidelines are...
Ease Your Pet’s Stiff Joints in 2024
3 tips for cold weather days
3 min read16-year-old Slim Shady is transformed after beginning this new medicine.“Before starting Librela, Dizzy wasn’t using all four legs to go up and down the stairs,” says this 8-year-old Sheltie's mom, Lisa. “She was also hesitant to jump and run at full speed.”...
Why Do Cats Knead? 
Here’s why cats “make biscuits.”
3 min read “Kneading is an instinctual habit that offers cats comfort,” says Christine Dolce, Hospital Manager at Goodheart Broadway. Kneading is when cats rhythmically push their paws against a soft surface, often with a kneading motion like the way dough is...
Cats and dogs hate New Year’s Eve fireworks
Your pet’s ears are sensitive to sound
Loud bangs and pops scare pets and can make a normally well-behaved pet misbehave or run away. Celebrations can be stress-free if you plan ahead. Consider your pet as you make your plans for December 31st. Dr Beth Spencer’s #1 tip for NYE is to keep your pet indoors....
Can Cats and Dogs Have Diabetes?
Treatments, symptoms and prevention
7.5 min read   “This is Freddie,” says Goodheart Broadway Medical Director, Dr Beth Spencer. “He is a bit of a stubborn cat and refuses to get his ear poked. He’s appreciative of a new device called FreeStyle Libre 2 that eliminates the poking every few hours....
Tips for protecting your deaf furry friend
We have 3 ways to keep your pup safe

Franklin’s family realized he was hard of hearing soon after they adopted him. “We learned he might have hearing issues when he was just a puppy,” says Katie, Franklin’s mom.

Why is my dog eating grass?
7 factors behind your dog's lawn munching
3 min read “I think Milo eats grass for the novelty,” says Goodheart client, Lauren. “He came from a place with astroturf. So grass is new to him and it probably feels nice, hides yummy bugs, and has an interesting texture”. In fact, dogs eat grass for many reasons....
When should you spay or neuter your kitten?
Research shows cats stay healthiest when procedure is completed by 5 months
We first reported new recommendations for spaying and neutering cats by 5 months in January 2021. We continue to support these guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).   Research shows the...
Trust Your Vet, Not Dr Google
Why You Should Ask the Experts
2 min read    ”I have read some doozies,” says Emily, a Registered Veterinary Technician at Goodheart Broadway. “The worst myth I’ve seen online is to give your dog garlic as flea and tick prevention. It said that garlic would kill off the fleas! I was puzzled and...
A 2023 Guide: Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs
Our careful, common sense approach. Customized for your pet.
3.5 minute read Goodheart customizes immunization plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines...
A Feast for All Beasts  Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

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6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies  Dogs suffer more often than cats

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Four-year-old Odin suffers from allergies triggered by chicken (note: food allergies are the rarest kinds of dog allergies) and the environment. His mom, Hospital Manager Christine Dolce, says Odin’s itchiness gets in the way of his life. “He stops playing...

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5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Dr Penn has noticed that Lux’s interests have shifted as he’s aged.  “While he's still playful (he will catch that darn red dot someday), his new obsession is finding a good lap,” says Dr Penn at Goodheart Broadway. “When people visit, he will browse until...

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