Posts Tagged ‘cat’

Pesky Spring & Summer Pests

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A common nuisance of summer, mosquitoes have the potential to spread disease as well as causing itching. West Nile Virus, common in humans, is the most well-known mosquito-borne disease, and it rarely affects dogs. One disease that is seen in canines and transmitted by mosquitoes is heartworm. Heartworm is a severe, potentially fatal, disease that is caused by parasitic roundworms. Those worms infect the heart and the arteries of the lungs of multiple mammal species, including dogs. Though heartworms can infect more than 30 species of mammals, including cats, foxes, and ferrets, canines are considered their ultimate hosts. When a…

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The FVRCP Vaccination

The feline distemper vaccine, or FVRCP vaccine, is an important preventative step to keeping your cat healthy. The vaccination prevents three airborne viruses that can be deadly: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. Let’s take a look at each of these diseases, and how the FVRCP can protect your cat. Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus Feline rhinotracheitis virus (feline herpesvirus 1, or FVP) is a common cause of respiratory disease. Infection can be chronic, even life-long, and can lead to recurrences that can cause respiratory and eye disease. It spreads through airborne respiratory secretions, such as mucus and saliva, or direct contact with an…

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Awesome Pet Gifts for the Holidays

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‘Tis the season for giving, and we definitely don’t want to leave out our furry friends. They have give us endless love and joy so it makes sense we would want to give them a special gift for the holidays. Here are some awesome gifts that we really love!  As always, make sure the appropriate size toy for the particular pet is taken into consideration.

Venomous Snakes in Maryland

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This is Samantha who was bitten by a snake this morning. Her family got her to us and treatment was started within an hour of the incident, she seems to be responding well to the treatment. Here is more information about venomous snakes in our area and good recommendations – The copperhead and timber rattlesnake are venomous snakes that can be found in Maryland. During the day, the snakes are most likely to lie underneath objects to take cover from the hot summer sun. Their natural camouflage can make them difficult to detect if they are lying in leaves or…

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Taking the bite out of Fleas & Ticks

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TAKING THE BITE OUT OF FLEAS AND TICKS Fleas are truly devoted to their work. In one day, a single flea can bite your cat or dog more than 400 times. During that same day, the flea can consume more than its body weight of your pet’s blood. And before it’s through, a female flea can lay hundreds of eggs on your pet, ensuring that its work will be carried on by generations to come. Flea bites may be merely a nuisance to some pets, but to others, they can be dangerous. They can cause flea allergy dermatitis—an allergic reaction…

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Pet Heat Advisory

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We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. Take these simple precautions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately. No Parking! Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot…

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Local Pet Event Alert – Strut Your Mutt Bethesda

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Fun Local Pet Event For The Entire Family! Strut Your Mutt Bethesda 2013 will take place on May 18 between 10AM and 3PM in the Woodmont Triangle Area of Bethesda at Norfolk Ave. and Woodmont Ave. The day will be packed with fun activities for kids, adults, and their best friend! Parking is available in Public Parking Garage #11, at Woodmont Avenue and Norfolk Ave. 2013 FESTIVAL TIMELINE: 10:00am – 3:00pm Registration, Dog Vendors, Music 10:00am – 3:00pm Kids Play Area – Moonbounces and Games 10:00am – 2:00pm Raffle – win 50% of the pot – you need not be…

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Great Pet Product Savings In The Month Of May

  COUPON ALERT – Wellness Checkup Discount Offer From Merial (March 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013) Choose your savings: – $25.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS And 12 Doses Of HEARTGARD or – $15.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS. *Note – Coupon will be applied at time of purchase. Frontline & Heartgard Offers:   * Buy 3 Frontline treatments and receive 1 FREE   * Buy 6 Frontline treatment and receive 2 FREE   * $12.00 Rebate from Merial When you purchase 12 pack of…

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Acetaminophen Toxicity In Pets:

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Acetaminophen can be toxic to dogs and cats, but cats are 7 to 10 times more susceptible to acetaminophen toxicity than dogs are. Once swallowed, acetaminophen reaches the blood stream within 30 minutes; toxic effects are rapid and damage the liver and red blood cells. Never give a medication intended for people to your pet unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian. What Is Acetaminophen Toxicity? Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and some other related medications that are used to treat pain and fever in people. Unfortunately, this drug can be extremely toxic (poisonous) to cats and…

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