For a healthy body your pet needs a healthy routine.
AUGUST is the month to maintain the health of your beloved companion.
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Check the Chip Day Aug 15th
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day Aug 22nd.
WOW ITS HOT OUT THERE…
With temperatures reaching 100 degrees on hot summer days, it is crucially important to pay attention to the needs of your furry friends.
Pets with pre-existing conditions like heart disease or obesity, geriatric animals, animals with respiratory problems, or any animals with a very thick hair coat are more susceptible and should be monitored closely.
It is recommended that animals with these types of conditions receive an annual WELLNESS BLOOD SCREENING to identify potential problems that could increase their risk.
NAUSEA…THICK, STICKY SALIVA…
BRIGHT RED OR VERY PALE TONGUE…
DIARRHEA…DARK COLORED URINE…
TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY
If you notice any of the signs listed above, it is important to take immediate steps to cool your pet, including moving to an air conditioned environment, wetting down your pet’s hair coat, offering your pet cool (not cold) water to drink and taking him to a veterinarian immediately for a physical exam.
OUR ENVIRONMENT IS A HAVEN FOR THOSE PESKY MOSQUITOES…
IS YOUR DOG PROTECTED?
HEARTWORM DISEASE IS EASILY PREVENTED BUT COSTLY TO TREAT.
MOSQUITOES ALSO AFFECT HORSES…
BY TRANSMITTING WEST NILE ENCEPHALITIS
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP HORSES VACCINATED ANNUALLY, INCLUDING THE WEST NILE VACCINATION
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON WEST NILE SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION refer to our“WHAT HORSE OWNERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEST NILE” article in our pet health library.
SPAYING AND NEUTERING SAVES LIVES…
We are a participating vet!
Free spays and Neuters for those who qualify - (this was re-posted from the Victoria Animal Control website)
Victoria County Public Health Department Animal Control Division Spay & Neuter Voucher Program To receive a voucher you must come in and fill out an application.