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Your veterinarian's consult, positive training techniques and in some cases medications, are your path to solving seperation anxiety in your pet. Call East Shelbyville Animal Clinic for more information and/or to set a behavioral consult.
a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals.
GIVES YOU THE SHIVERS RIGHT?! INTESTINAL PARASITES ARE FOUND WITHIN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. CONTAMINATION CAN OCCUR FROM DIRT TO WOODPILES TO FECAL MATTER INGESTION. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS FROM THESE PARASITES. REGULAR FECAL EXAMS (AT LEAST YEARLY) AND MONTHLY HEARTWORM PREVENTION YEAR ROUND WILL REDUCE YOUR RISK. HEARTWORM PREVENTIONS ALSO CONTAIN MEDICATIONS THAT CONTROL AND PREVENT RE-INFESTATION OF CERTAIN PARASITES. USING HEARTWORM PREVENTION YEAR ROUND, PRACTICING HANDWASHING, WASHING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WELL AND NOT GOING BAREFOOT, YOU CAN GREATLY DECREASE YOUR PET AND FAMILY'S RISKS OF INFECTION.
FACTS ABOUT FLEAS
HOUSETRAINING A PET CAN BE A DEFEATING ENDEAVOR WITHOUT THE HOW TO'S. ESAC WANTS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO ENJOY YOUR PET COMFORTABLY IN YOUR HOME. BELOW ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED. CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY! IF YOU ARE STILL HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH THE HOUSE TRAINING PROCESS, CONTACT ESAC FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.
While we should avoid feeding "people foods" to our pets, the following foods are a health hazard and can be toxic or fatal.
DID YOU KNOW?
YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR DOG FROM HEARTWORM DISEASE FOR FIFTEEN YEARS FOR THE COST OF TREATING YOUR PET FOR HEARTWORM DISEASE!
Heartworms are the most dangerous parasite that our canine friends can contract. It only takes one bite from a mosquito to infect your dog. If left untreated or undiagnosed heartworms can be fatal. While heartworm treatment has come a long way, it is still very dangerous for your dog. Treatment requires several days of hospitalization and is very costly.
Every year you find yourself sitting in an exam room with your dog. He maniacally begs for the treats he knows are just right there on the counter. A technician runs through a series of questions, asks you if you have concerns and says the veterinarian will be in momentarily. Back up a step or 2, one of those question the technician asks is. "Does your dog have access to ponds, lakes, streams, standing water, or go on camping trips with the family?" Why does the vet care if my dog swims or camps? The answer: Leptospirosis.
1. What is it and how is it spread?
“Kennel Cough” is a term used to describe a group of several types of highly infectious diseases that are easily spread when dogs are close together, i.e., in a boarding or grooming situation, the park, or a pet store. Kennel cough is spread mostly through the air, but can also be spread by shared cages, stools, or anything else contaminated with respiratory secretions. Kennel cough is extremely contagious, and simply being in the same room as an infected dog allows easy transmission. Cats CAN get kennel cough, but do not as commonly.