Last week was National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. A big thank you to all the shelters, organizations, and rescues that help animals find their new fur-ever homes! Please consider supporting them in their endeavors by rescuing your next friend.
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November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month.
If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.
While there’s no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you’ll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet’s health.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or schedule an appointment
Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case she/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.
Please don’t feed your pets candy during Halloween! They don’t need it so it’s better to be safe than sorry. The AVMA strongly advises avoiding food with the two which often appear in candy
- Xylitol-containing products (xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in sugar-free candy and gum);
In the event that you pet does eat something that concerns you, please call us or the Pet Poison Hotline (they may charge a small fee for the call) at 800-213-6680)