Tips For Traveling With Your Pet

The holiday season brings the excitement of gatherings with family and friends and often this necessitates traveling with our furry family members. Here are some things to consider when traveling with your pets. When making travel plans ensure your pet’s collar or harness and leash are in good shape and fit properly. Also ensure identification…

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PET POISON AWARENESS

PET POISON CONTROL ASPCA: 888-426-4435 www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680 www.petpoisonhelpline.com OVERVIEW According to the National Safety Council, thousands of lives have been saved due to physical barriers like child-resistant packaging and awareness campaigns. Likewise, in recent years, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about protecting our vulnerable and…

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Protecting Your Dog From Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are most active in warmer seasons from spring to autumn. Spring is upon us so you will want to keep your canine friend away from these venomous reptiles as bites can lead to serious injury and even death. Is a rattlesnake bite a veterinary emergency? A rattlesnake bite is ALWAYS considered a veterinary emergency! …

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Heat Stress – Summer Risks for Your Pets

As the temperature rises and summer arrives, it is important to take extra steps in protecting your pet against the heat to prevent heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and other hot-weather ailments.  Whether you are out for a walk, riding in the car, or letting them play in the yard, the heat can take a toll on…

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Parvovirus Is Still A Killer!

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Parvo is a term that still spreads fear among dog owners and veterinary staff alike. This is because Parvovirus is still a killer. It is caused by a virus and is highly contagious.  While it mainly affects unvaccinated dogs and puppies under a year of age, it can affect any dog. Parvo is resistant to…

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Your Pet

Despite our best efforts, accidents can happen.  Someone leaves the door open for just a moment.  An adventurous pet digs under the fence.  Pets can and do get away.  In fact, it is estimated that ten million pets are lost or stolen each year in the United States.  Sadly, one and a half million are…

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