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Tips to protect your pet in the winter

Tips to protect your pet in the winter Unseasonably cold weather is on the way, which means it’s time to give special attention to your pets and livestock, both inside and out. Cold weather creates its own set of stress for all animals, but your pet needs your undivided attention now more than at almost [...]

Whats new in the clinic

Whats new in the clinic IN THE EXAM ROOM In the exam rooms you will notice we now have TV monitors that show videos of important pet information. Additionally we can display X-rays in the room we have taken of your pet during their visit. ONLINE ACCESS TO YOUR PETS RECORDS Did you know you [...]

Hot weather tips for your pet

Hot weather tips for your pet Client Patient – Moka We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts. “Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the [...]

Prevent Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Prevent Anti-Freeze Poisoning As winter approaches, many people will “winterize” their automobiles, including a change of antifreeze. Take care to keep both new and used antifreeze in a sealed container, out of reach of pets. Clean up any spills of antifreeze on driveways and other hard surfaces. Dogs and cats find antifreeze quite tasty [...]

Let’s Talk Parasites

Let’s Talk Parasites It’s Springtime and a good time to talk about harmful parasites. In this issue we discuss fleas, ticks and heartworm. Fleas – More Than a Pest Fleas are small insects that feed off the blood of a host. Fleas can infest dogs and cats but also wild animals such as raccoons, [...]

Spring Pet Checklist

Spring Pet Checklist Update vaccinations. Call us to see what vaccines your pet may be due for or may need this year. Have a stool sample checked for intestinal parasites. Having your pet on year round heartworm prevention helps protect him from intestinal parasites as well. Have your dog tested for heartworm disease and [...]

Vaccination tips

Vaccination tips What to expect after your pet has been vaccinated Vaccination is the most common veterinary preventative measure in history. It’s a safe and effective way to protect pets and people from serious disease. It’s common for your pet to experience mild side effects from vaccination. Typically starting within hours of vaccination, any symptoms [...]

Boarding or Moving?

Boarding or Moving? What you need to do prior to boarding your pet or moving into a new apartment Most kennels require Distemper/Parvo and Bordatella (kennel cough) as well as the Rabies vaccination. Check with the individual kennel. Some kennels have additional requirements, ask before you arrive. Bring an updated copy of the vaccines from [...]

Holiday pet dangers

Holiday pet dangers Holiday sweets and plants and their effects on your pet What would the holidays be without boxes of chocolate and warm cocoa in front of the fire? However, chocolate can be toxic or even fatal to dogs and cats. Chocolate may be mistakenly given to pets as treats and may be irresistible [...]

Keep your pets safe at Christmas

Keep your pets safe at Christmas Keep your pet safe at Christmas Here are some tips for keeping pets safe at Christmas time: If you have a real Christmas tree, keep the water in the stand covered so your animals can’t drink it. The pine sap is dangerous if ingested. Secure the tree to [...]

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