Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrating the July 4th Holiday!

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This is one of our most important holidays, and being that it is celebrated with lots of  fireworks, your pet is at risk of becoming seriously distressed and running away in panic. Because our pets hearing is so sensitive, the loud booms of fireworks can be extremely uncomfortable. The sudden burst of lights can also cause pets to become frightened. So, what can you do to help ensure the safety of your pet?

Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Safe this July 4th:
  • SPCA: Plan Ahead Safety Tips: click here  
  • SPCA: Safety Tips  click here  
  • Missing Pet Partnership: Panicked Pets (dog & cat): click here  
  • Missing Pet Partnership: how to make a missing pet poster: click here  
  • posters + flyers tips:  click here  
If your pet becomes lost, remember that you must visit the local shelters in person, as phone calls are not usually acceptable.

Be a best friend to your best friend ~ keep them safe!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Canine Flu

What Is Canine Flu?

The strain of virus that is spreading is H3N2 in the USA. It is a bird flu virus that has adapted to infect dogs. It was first detected in South Korea in 2007, according to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and affected both cats and dogs in China and Thailand before coming to the US in April 2015.

A lot of what you know about human flu, is also true for canine flu. It manifests in the form of a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and fever. It can range from no symptoms to severe infection resulting in pneumonia. It’s spread by coughing and sneezing.

To find out how you can protect your dog, we have provided some excellent sources:
  1.  WebMD: Dog Flu: Keep Your Pet Safe  CLICK HERE  
  2.  CDC: Key Facts about Canine Influenza (Dog Flu)  CLICK HERE  
  3.  Quartz: Harvard Business School  CLICK HERE  
If you think your pet is infected with the flu, contact us or your hometown veterinarian as soon as possible!

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cat Information, June 6, 2015

A few articles about cats that you might find interesting:

  • Why Cats Are NOT Vegans
    per PetPlace/Dr. Debra: CLICK HERE
  • Dangers of Indoor/Outdoor Living For Your Cat
    per PetPlace/Dr. Debra: CLICK HERE
  • Nine (9) Important Topics To Discuss Before Getting A Cat
    per PetPlace/Dr. Debra:  CLICK HERE
  • Feeding and Nutrition Of Feeding Kittens
    per PetPlace/Dr. Debra:  CLICK HERE
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Dog Information June 6, 2015

A few interesting articles about dogs:

  • Why Dogs Are NOT Vegans
    via PetPlace: CLICK HERE  
  • Top Three (3) Summer Lawn Hazards For Dogs
    via PetPlace:  CLICK HERE 
  • Dealing With Dog Poop
    via PetPlace: CLICK HERE
  • Surgery to Stop Barking: Controversy with Debarking Procedures
    via PetPlace: CLICK HERE