During this time of year where temperatures can linger in the 90's for the better part of the month, it's important to know what to look for in a dog who might be suffering from Hyperthermia, or a heat stroke.
What puts a dog at an increased risk for heat stroke:
Some easily spotted signs that your dog may be overheated:
For many, Thanksgiving signals many wonderful things… Time spent with family, football & best of all, FOOD! ...and while this is the season of wonderful things, in the Veterinary world, this is also the season of an often deadly illness called Canine Pancreatitis. This time of year, we see a dramatic upsurge in patients with GI issues, which often turn out to be Pancreatitis.
Canine Pancreatitis is a painful and sometimes deadly condition that is caused from your pet over-eating fatty foods. Symptoms of pancreatitis are often vomiting, diarrhea, painful abdomen and overall feeling poorly or refusing food. If your pet has been exhibiting any of these symptoms, please call the office, as it is important that treatment begin as soon as possible.
We know how difficult it can be to not give in to that cute little furry face at the end of the table, especially on Thanksgiving… but for your pet’s sake, please avoid feeding your pet fatty foods from the table.
And, from our family to yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are grateful and give thanks for our friendship with each and every one of you.
Over 5,000 cases of Rabies were reported to the CDC in 2015, and although that number is fairly high, the prevalence continues to decrease. This is majorly due to Rabies vaccination laws for domesticated animals.
The most common carriers of Rabies are raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes; all mammals are susceptible to rabies virus which is spread through saliva. Once symptoms have developed, the disease is always fatal. Some symptoms of rabies are anxiety, "raging" or irrational behavior, and muscle paralysis. The local government in each state manage the administration of rabies vaccines and they're required by law.
During the month of November Village Veterinary Service will be offering rabies vaccines at $10.00 with a physical exam for $5.00 (a $12 savings).
Call today to schedule your appointment!