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BBQ, Pets, and Guests

June 24, 2014

Summer is officially here! It’s a great time for outdoor fun and BBQing or grilling with your pets, friends, and family. While you may know what your pet can and cannot eat, it is important to share this information with others. Don’t assume that your friends know what foods are toxic to pets. Several foods […]

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Dogs and Heat Stroke

June 12, 2014

Enjoy your time outside this summer with your dog! Make sure that they drink often and be aware of heat stroke symptoms. If you notice any of the symptoms below, please help your dog drink and contact us ASAP.  Signs of pet heat stroke: Sluggish Unresponsive Disoriented Gums and conjunctiva of eyes bright red Panting […]

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Pets, Cars & Heat

June 4, 2014

Pets, Cars & Heat Brutus, Duke, Coco, Lola and Jake…sure, they’re fairly common pet names, but they’re also the names of just a few of the pets that died last year because they were left in cars on warm (and not necessarily hot) days while their owners were shopping, visiting friends or family, or running […]

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Pet Storm Preparation

May 27, 2014

Pet Storm Preparation This week is National Hurricane Preparation Week. Below are a collection of tips published by the National Weather Service. To learn more, go to: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare Severe Weather Keep pets in mind when severe weather strikes. Bring pets indoors. Flooding Confine pets to one room of the home. Make plans to care for […]

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Why some dogs bite children

May 20, 2014

Why some dogs bite children Teaching children how to approach dogs slowly and carefully as well as how to recognize warning signs are critical components of dog bite prevention. Remember, not all dogs are friendly and not all dogs want to be touched. Children are often at eye level, and may stare directly into dogs’ […]

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Dog Bite Prevention

May 12, 2014

Dog Bite Prevention (for more info, go to: https://www.avma.org/public/pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx) Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are […]

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants For Pets

May 5, 2014

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants For Pets Now that the weather is getting nicer, you may be thinking about your garden. This list, complied by the ASPCA, contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists […]

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Understanding Tickborne Diseases

April 28, 2014

Understanding Tickborne Diseases Tickborne diseases are becoming a serious problem in this country as people increasingly build homes in formerly uninhabited wilderness areas where ticks and their animal hosts live. Tickborne diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Most people become infected through tick bites during the spring and summer months. Rocky Mountain […]

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What is the rabies risk for my pet?

April 25, 2014

What is the rabies risk for my pet? Any animal bitten or scratched by either a wild, carnivorous mammal or a bat that is not available for testing should be regarded as having been exposed to rabies. Unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to a rabid animal should be euthanized immediately. If the owner is […]

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How to remove a tick

April 14, 2014

Tick Removal If you find a tick attached to you or your pet’s skin, there’s no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close […]

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