NO EVIDENCE DOGS GET COVID-19

NO EVIDENCE DOGS GET COVID-19

Information was provided by CDC. These FAQs were last updated on March 23, 2020. Can dogs get the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? At this time, experts believe it is very unlikely. The World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. The OIE states there is no evidence that dogs play a role in […]

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Easter Time Hazards

Easter Time Hazards

By Cheryl Lock There’s a lot to love about Easter—time with family, egg hunts, candy aplenty—but this fun-filled holiday can be hazardous to pets.   “Easter is a time when you may bring different items into your home, like chocolate candies in foil wrappers, poisonous plants, and plastic objects, like eggs, toys, and synthetic grass, which can be dangerous if ingested by your pet,” says […]

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Try SOFT PAWS As An Alternative to Declawing

Try SOFT PAWS As An Alternative to Declawing

There are few subjects related to cat ownership as hotly debated as declawing. There are passionate arguments on each side of the issue, with some veterinarians so staunchly against declawing that they refuse to perform the procedure. Declawing is illegal in the United Kingdom and throughout much of Europe, and many U.S. states are considering legislation to ban the procedure. (It’s banned in several California […]

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Cats

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Cats

Information Provided by the ASPCA Plants Toxic to Cats Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae African Wonder Tree () | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family: Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear) | Scientific Names: Alocasia spp. | Family: Araceae Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae Amaryllis (Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady) | Scientific Names: Amaryllis spp. | Family: Amaryllidaceae Ambrosia Mexicana (Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium) | Scientific Names: Chenopodium botrys | Family: Chenopodiaceae American Bittersweet (Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, […]

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Dogs

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Dogs

Information Provided by the ASPCA Plants Toxic to Dogs Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae African Wonder Tree () | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family: Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear) | Scientific Names: Alocasia spp. | Family: Araceae Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae Amaryllis (Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady) | Scientific Names: Amaryllis spp. | Family: Amaryllidaceae Ambrosia Mexicana (Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium) | Scientific Names: Chenopodium botrys | Family: Chenopodiaceae American Bittersweet (Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, […]

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Springtime Safety Tips

Springtime Safety Tips

A post by the ASPCA Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your […]

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Coronavirus and Your Dog: No Need To Panic Yet

Coronavirus and Your Dog: No Need To Panic Yet

One dog may have a low-grade infection, but there’s no indication pets get sick or spread the virus. By James Gorman New York Times Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday updated their reports on the lone dog that appears to have a low-grade infection from coronavirus, saying it’s likely a case of a human transmitting it to the dog. A spokesman for the government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation […]

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PICK A DUCK, SAVE SOME BUCKS!

PICK A DUCK, SAVE SOME BUCKS!

It is time to pick a duck for February Dental Awareness Month! Deanna, our Client Care Team Lead, is holding our discount duck pond. Inside the pond are several ducks with percentages ranging from 10% to 15% off. Every client is guaranteed 10% for their pet’s dental for procedures scheduled during the month of February. This game was a major success back in February and […]

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Intestinal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks… Oh my!!

Intestinal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks… Oh my!!

They’re creepy, they’re crawly…and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet’s blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) include plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, bartonellosis and others. That’s why it’s […]

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The Importance of Scooping Poop

The Importance of Scooping Poop

Pet waste is smelly, unsightly and messy and attracts bugs and rodents. It is also a health risk to both people and other pets, and it adversely affects water quality. In many locales, it is required by law to pick up your pet’s poop and dispose of it properly. It’s also just the neighborly thing to do. Nobody likes stepping in poop and getting it […]

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