Head on over to our Facebook page for the link to the full article from @pethealthnetwork about ways to keep your pet safe this Memorial Day weekend! Have a safe and happy, socially distant holiday weekend! 1. Make sure your dog can’t get into the picnic basket. Be aware of foods that could cause trouble for your pet including fatty snacks, grapes, raisins and xylitol to name a few. 2. Table scraps are a no-no. Corn on the cob and peach pits could cause foreign bodies which may require surgery to remove. 3. Don’t give your dog that leftover bone. Bones, BBQ bits and fatty pieces should never be given to your dog. These items can cause serious illness. 4. Be prepared when hiking. Make sure your trails allow for dogs and they are healthy enough for the trek. Be sure to carry enough water as well. 5. Make sure your pet has access to fresh water and shade. Cats and dogs do enjoy sunbathing but make sure they have a shady place to cool down and provide water to avoid overheating. 6. Never leave your pet in the car. It can take just a few minutes for a pet to develop heat stroke in a hot car. 7. Keep pets away from fireworks. Loud noises can cause fear for our pets. They also contain hazardous chemicals. 8. Protect your pet from the sun. Dogs with short or light-colored coats can sunburn. Minimizing exposure and using protective clothing can help but remember, ingredients in sunscreen can be toxic to pets. 9. Keep your dog leashed. While we are social distancing, it is still best to keep your pet leashed, especially if they are in unfamiliar places. 10. Wear your ID tags. Keep their collars updated with their contact information and be sure to check your microchip information as well.
This is for all the new puppy pawrents! Did you know that on average an 8 week old puppy should be taken outside at least every 3 hours during the day? Patience, consistency and rewards are the keys to successful housetraining. Accidents will happen but these training tips can help your puppy on their way to being housetrained. If you have questions or concerns about housetraining your puppy, give us a call! Info from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.
Sheena, LVT is admiring the fine feline specimen that is our very special Louis! #swoon
#tipTuesday : A food allergy occurs when your pet’s body misidentifies protein from a food as a foreign invader and mounts an immune response. The response can be itchiness, skin infections, vomiting or diarrhea. The gold standard of diagnosing a food allergy is through a dietary elimination trial which means feeding a veterinary hypoallergenic diet that has never been fed before. This diet is the only food or flavored thing they are allowed to eat for at least a month. If clinical signs improve during the trial, to confirm the allergy, your pet will then be fed their old diet to see if the symptoms return. Info from @tuftsvet
Stay at home orders are slowly beginning to ease which may pose the problem of separation anxiety in our dogs as we return to work. If your dog is displaying these signs be sure to rule out any medical problems before assuming your pet has separation anxiety. Your veterinarian can help you manage separation anxiety through a variety of tips, training and in severe cases, medication.
Dr. Goldberg discussing with @theduchesslexi and her pawrent the findings of her drop off exam! ❤️
Happy #caturday from Cholula and Chonky! They are still pretty new to this special cat day, so if you have any tips for how they can best enjoy it, leave them in the comments!
Nothing but happy Patti tail wags for a successful visit! @patti_patota_smith
Charlie knows that the pets are the ones in charge when they visit @abingdonsquarevet ! 👑
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#tipTuesday : Do you know the most common food allergies in dogs and cats? Chicken, beef, dairy, eggs and fish. Since These ingredients are the most common in pet foods, our pets have a lot of exposure to these proteins. Grains are an uncommon source of food allergies but sometimes a pet can be allergic to plant protein. Info from @tuftsvet
@thor .goldendoodle isn’t too cool for vaccines!
Our final theme for National Pet Week is A Lifetime of Love. Our pets are living longer and they require extra care and attention to help them maintain a good quality of life. Regular veterinary exams may detect problems in older pets before they become advanced or life-threatening. We can help you learn what is normal for your aging pet and how to care for their special needs.
Today’s theme is Emergencies Happen: Be Prepared. No one can predict when an emergency will happen but we can help you prepare and get through one. We are always available to talk to if you are unsure you are experiencing a health emergency with your pet. Other emergencies you may not think about include planning care for your pet if you are unable to do so and even maintaining proper identification for your pet if you happen to become separated.
Today’s theme is Travel with Care. Lot’s of our friends travel with their pets, but if your new to it we can help you prepare. Safe travel requires advanced planning and coordination whether it is a short car ride or a flight. We can help with recommending proper restraint in cars, medication for motion sickness, international paperwork and more to make your trip safe and successful.
Today’s theme is See your Vet. Regular preventative care helps keep your pet healthy and improves their quality and length of life. Regular check-ups are vital to catching health problems early which is good, because dogs and cats often hide signs of illness. @loki .demars
Today’s theme is Nutrition and Exercise. Did you know that over half of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese? Maintaining a healthy weight can add years to your pet’s life. We can help you create a diet plan for your pet to help them reach their ideal body weight. We can also help you set up an exercise plan for your pet. Exercising with your pet has shown to strengthen the bond you have with them.