As Summer is upon us, pet owners everywhere, flea treatments at the hip, are preparing to go to battle. The villainous foe? Of course: the ever-imposing threat of a bad flea infestation. Even though fleas can thrive during all four seasons, our pets typically spend more time outdoors in nice weather, increasing the chance that they come in contact with fleas.
If you’ve got a furry, four-legged member of your family then you are probably very familiar with monthly flea treatment. You snip off the plastic tip and squirt the liquid miracle between the shoulder blades of Fluffy, or Fido, thus keeping them safe from the discomfort and dangers associated with fleas. But, how does this magical liquid work? And, when should you use flea treatments? How do you know if your pet even needs this medicine?
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Is there a truly hypoallergenic dog breed? Well, the short answer is – sort of. There are allergy-friendly dog breeds. No dog is totally allergy-proof. Even breeds that don’t shed, or at least shed very little, can still trigger allergies. That’s because dog hair isn’t what’s triggering your allergies. The flakes of dead skin, or dander, that’s lying under all that hair is what causes most allergies. Dog saliva and urine also contribute to your dog allergy symptoms.
So, what’s an allergic dog lover to do?
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There will always be tell-tale warning signs your cat should see the vet immediately. These could be vomiting, change in appetite, or sudden lethargy. Other symptoms can develop over time, but these less significant warning signs still might be indicators for serious conditions. It is instinctive for animals to hide ailments, so don’t expect them to tell you when something is wrong. Remember, you are your cat’s advocate and voice at the vet’s office to explain your cat’s symptoms. Cats are small, and can become dehydrated or fail quickly. Getting them in to see the vet when you notice changes is important. Here are seven warning signs your cat might be giving you with their body language which might indicate that a trip to the vet is a must.
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Our dogs are family members. We laugh with them, celebrate momentous occasions, and watch them enjoy life. When we think of the idea of them getting an illness like cancer, it is absolutely devastating. While dogs are susceptible to the same types of cancers as humans, they can metastasize at a much faster rate. It is an unfortunate fact that half of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop some sort of cancer in their lives. Pay attention to the signs of cancer just in case.
While the thought of cancer is scary, noticing the signs of cancer early is important. Dogs routinely live past the age of 10, showing just how far veterinary medicine, as well as pet care, have advanced in recent years. Just like in humans, half of all cancers are curable if they are caught early. That’s why it is extremely important to know what signs of cancer to look for in dogs so we know when to seek medical help.
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We were extremely happy with our experience at Tipp City Veterinary Hospital. They were able to get us in on a Sunday, when our dog was very sick and needed to be seen that day. The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. Dr. Ken was wonderful! He was gentle, but thorough when he examined our dog. He diagnosed the problem and patiently answered all our questions. His treatment was effective and our dog was feeling much better within 24 hours. We would definitely recommend Tipp City Veterinary Hospital.
Amazing Boarding facilities! Immaculately clean and odor free! They provided us with a tour prior to our first boarding so we could make an informed decision about who to trust with the care of our little guy. Everyone has had that one experience where they can't enjoy their vacation because they are worried if their pet is being taken care of properly! We now can actually enjoy our time away knowing that our little pup is very well taken care of! And they have a text line you can use for updates! They make you feel like your pet is just as important to them as they are. to you. Give them a try....you won't be sorry! If Barkley could talk, he would say... I'm a happy camper! Thank you mom and dad for bringing me here!