April is Heartworm Disease Awareness Month. Heartworms are one of the many problems we didn’t have to worry about up here a few years ago, but that has changed. And, it’s not just dogs. Cats can get heartworms too and they need a different type of medicine to prevent it. Please, visit the American Heartworm Society website to learn more about heartworm basics and heartworm prevention. It’s that time of year already! #pethealth #heartworms #doghealth #cathealth
Alright guys, this is a quick one. Fires are all over the state as I write this – with evacuations. And they move much faster than any of us. Wind clocked in with 107.9mph gust at the bowling alley today. Microchipping is just one of the things you need in your basic toolkit for protecting your pets in this situation. BUT, just having a chip isn’t enough. You need to know if your pet’s chip is really in the national database (many aren’t!), if your registration expired withou
You always see in the movies people who grew up with their dog they had the puppy as a baby. It’s very nostalgic, even car commercials imply that puppies growing up with kids is the best. However, the reality of it is posted all over the chat groups online about how toddlers don’t like being bit by puppies’ razor sharp teeth. Or that their paws and nails scratched the kid and the kids are now afraid. The reverse is just as common where the dog has become afraid of the kid bec
With fire season right around the corner it’s time to prepare the whole family. Even your larger livestock. Have a plan and know what you are going to do before the time comes. If you are home when a fire starts, evacuate your family and animals immediately. Fire moves fast and can change direction at any time. Make sure your documents, proof of ownership and veterinary documents are packed and ready to go well before the fire. If you are not home when a fire breaks out you w
Fire season is on its way, and with the way things look now, we’re expecting a bad one. If you’ve been here a few years, you already know that means evacuations. You never know where or how many areas will be hit. Fires move very fast. You can’t plan on having any advance notice if you have to get out, so you need to plan now. In a future post, I will include more local info on where to go, and what to do. For now, here are some basic tips so you can start getting your pet ev
Did you know that there is a vaccine that could save your dog or your horse if they are bitten by a rattlesnake? They will still need medical attention, but it will buy you time to get them to the vet as well as minimizing the damage and treatment they require. It’s not too early to get your pets vaccinated. Rattlesnakes are most active when it’s between 50 and 80 degrees. As I sit here writing this, my thermometer reads 55, and we’ve been having these warm days for a while.