5 Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe this Holiday Season
Help ensure your pets have a happy holiday by keeping these five tips to keep your pet safe this holiday season in mind. Candles and Trees. Trees and decorations are beautiful, but can pose a danger to your pets. Cats may attempt to climb and/or use the trunk as a scratching post, causing the tree to fall and potentially resulting in injury. Keep your tree secure by using a stable stand or tying the top…
What Can Veterinarians Do to Help in a National Disaster?
The hurricanes that have plagued the southeast United States and the Caribbean in the recent weeks have made me question what my role is as a veterinarian in a national disaster and what can I do for my patients and pets during one? I was astounded by troubling information gained by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Did you know that since emergency response teams were overwhelmed rescuing people, nearly 600,000 animals died or were stranded (Yuijano,…
Lyme Disease Safety Precautions
June 19, 2017
According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), Lyme disease is on the rise with over 300,000 cases diagnosed every year. In order to keep pets safe and healthy, it is important that pet owners remain aware of the following tips and Lyme Disease safety precautions. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi which is transferred to both humans and animals by ticks. Thoroughly checking pets for ticks daily can help reduce…