We can’t believe it, but it’s been one year since we opened our Equine Practice. Our primary equine veterinarians—Drs. Amy McGee, Emily Bartlett, and Amanda Chaney—have truly enjoyed the fun and hard work. They’ve met great horses and their owners. Helping owners maintain and improve the health of these beautiful, hard-working and intelligent animals is what they love to do.
Pets begin to shed their summer coat to make way for their winter coat. Brushing your dog or cat weekly will prevent most of that unwanted hair from getting onto your clothes, couch, or wherever pet hair wants to live. Kids Back to School Supplies…Make sure crayons, markers, pencils and glue are picked up around the house because some are toxic to pets. You also reduce the possibility of your pet choking on small objects.
You’re not alone when it comes to fall allergies. Your pets are susceptible too! You can eliminate irritation to your pet’s skin by raking leaves and keeping lawns cut close. Weeds tend to be the biggest cause of allergies this time of year. Should your pet be itching more than usual, we can take a look and identify any fall allergies. Ticks and Fleas…are still around. Be sure to check your pet for ticks. Fleas can hatch when the conditions are right, but regular cleaning of your pet’s sleeping area and carpets will reduce the number of flea pupae that can hatch. Read more about ticks and fleas »
The holiday season starts with ghouls and goblins and there are many concerns for your pets. Keep in mind chocolate can be poisonous for dogs so make sure your kids know this. Also, dress your dog in reflective clothing and keep them close to you when trick or treating. Another thing to be considered at this time of year are rodenticides, antifreeze and wild mushrooms. If you use rodenticides be sure to reseal them and place them out of harms way. The same with anti-freeze, as it has a sweet taste that dogs can’t help but want to lick, but it can be deadly. And, if you are out walking in the woods or fields, keep your dog from ingesting poisonous mushrooms.
Well, that’s all we have for now. Hope you found the information helpful! Enjoy this beautiful time of year with your family, friends and pets. See you in a couple of months.