Category Archives: FROM THE DOCTOR’S BAG

SUMMER PET CARE TIPS

Hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. With the proper precautions, you and your pet will enjoy a fun, comfortable, and healthy summer. Avoid exercising your pet during…

Bloat can occur in any dog, but large-breed dogs with deep, narrow chests like Saint Bernards, Irish Setters, Grate Danes and Shepherds tend to be more susceptible.

SYMPTOMS OF BLOAT

Bloat can prove fatal to dogs in just a few hours, so noticing the symptoms early and getting your dog to veterinary care immediately is critical. What is bloat? Gastric…

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IT’S TICK SEASON!

Did you know pets become infected with Lyme disease upon inoculation of organisms by tick feeding? Ticks are not able to transmit infection immediately upon first attachment to a host,…

FACTS ABOUT NON-ANESTHETIC DENTISTRY

The idea of having your pet’s teeth cleaned without anesthesia by an unlicensed or non-veterinary provider may seem appealing on the surface, but it can potentially harm your pet’s health….

ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO YOUR PET?

Skin dander, not pet hair, is the allergen that is causing your symptoms. Try these tips to control your pet allergies.     Allergy-Proof Your Home Create an allergy-free area…

Your cats rely on you to use flea/tick products safely

CAT OWNERS: LEARN HOW TO USE ‘SPOT-ON’ TICK/FLEA PRODUCTS SAFELY

This lovely  weather means that flea season is upon us! Conscientious cat owners are preparing for the battle, armed with what they THINK are safe medications for their pets – but…

Mosquitos carry the parasite

HEARTWORM DISEASE

Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect both dogs and cats. It is caused by the adult stage of the parasite Dirofilaria immitis. The infection may cause…

Your best friend trusts you to keep her environment safe

KEEP PETS SAFE FROM GARDEN HAZARDS

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in…

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INTESTINAL PARASITES AND YOUR PETS

Intestinal parasites are worms that can live in your pet’s body and grow to adulthood in its intestinal tract. Parasite control (or deworming) is an important way to safeguard not…

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PET MEDICATIONS: ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BUY

Are you considering purchasing your pet medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having your pet’s prescriptions filled at a retail pharmacy? Before you purchase pet medications from a source…