Protect Your Pet From the Wild Animal World

You and your pet enjoy a good ramble in the wilds of Montana. You routinely come in contact with wild critters while on these walks, and have wondered how safe your pet is around these animals. The team at Highlands Veterinary Hospital offers tips to help keep your pet safe around local wildlife. How do [...]

Prevent the Peril of Heartworm Disease

Montana historically has a lower heartworm disease incidence than other states—see this incidence map—but the heartworm risk in our state is growing. Increased mobility of people and pets truly means "it's a small world" with regard to heartworm spread. When a dog moves here from a hot, humid climate, such as the southeastern United States, [...]

5 Ways to Ensure a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit

Does the idea of heading to the veterinary clinic with your pet invoke feelings of stress and uncertainty? At Highlands Veterinary Hospital, we know that veterinary-related pet anxiety is real, but it doesn’t have to be commonplace. Learn how to decrease your stress level, and your pet’s, so you can both experience a calm, carefree [...]

Why Does My Cat Do That?

Domestic cats are closely related to their wild ancestors, who look like tabby cats, and currently live in Europe, southwest Asia, and Africa. Although your beloved cat may enjoy a sun-filled snooze on a pillow, they still have their wild cat genetic programming. The Highlands Veterinary Hospital team answers eight common cat behavior questions, and [...]

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