Diets for Backyard Chickens

A backyard chicken.

At Bayshore Animal Hospital, we’re no strangers to providing quality pet wellness care for exotic pets and feathered companions, including chickens! Backyard chicken coops continue to enjoy an uptick in popularity, offering families a source of fresh eggs, and providing educational experiences for kids. Before joining the fun, however, review your county regulations carefully to make sure you live where backyard chickens are permitted. 


Helping Your Pet Cope With Joint Pain

Happy running dog.

No one wants to see their pet in pain. At Bayshore Animal Hospital, joint pain in pets is a common diagnosis due to a variety of causes. Thankfully, there are more options than ever before for helping when animals are injured. Joint pain in pets can be a serious problem, and our veterinarians are here to help. 


Grain-Free Pet Food: Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Among the boutique diets popular at the moment, gluten-free or grain-free is one of the top contenders. Feeding dogs a grain-free diet is also a growing trend, believed by many pet owners to be healthier and more like an animal’s ancestral diet. 

While it’s true that wolves and wild dogs probably don’t eat much in the way of grain, canines are omnivores, meaning that they should be getting their nutrients from a variety of foods. There is no evidence that fad diets, including grain-free dog food, is healthy for dogs. In some cases, it can even lead to devastating health consequences.