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January 2015

February is Dental Month!

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February is dental health awareness month. Our pets need regular dental care just as we do. Can you imagine not brushing your teeth for your whole life?!
Over 80% of dogs and cats after the age of 3 years have periodontal disease. This extravagant percentage could be easily lowered by preventive care at home whether it be having your pet on a dental diet or brushing their teeth.
Our promotion for Dental Month is 15% off dental cleanings.

Cat Dental Cleaning

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Dog Dental Cleaning

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Please see the Pet Health Library on our home page for more information on dog and cat dental disease.

If you are concerned about your pets dental health or have questions in regards to dental awareness month please call the hospital and speak with one of our staff. We would love to go over more information with you and potentially book your pet in for a dentistry.

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Cold Winter Tips

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1.Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife.

2.During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape.

3.Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm, dogs can easily become lost. Make sure your dog always wears ID tags.

4.Thoroughly wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice.

5.Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. When you bathe your dog in the colder months, be sure to completely dry him before taking him out for a walk. Own a short-haired breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.

6.Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

7.If your dog is sensitive to the cold due to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself.

8.Does your dog spend a lot of time engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his supply of food, particularly protein, to keep him, and his fur, in tip-top shape.

9.Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.

10.Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.

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Taken from http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cold-weather-tips