Tick season is upon us and seems particularly bad this year. Monthly tick prevention is a must for the pet owner but how do we keep ticks away from us and our children as well? This post contains a few ideas on how to control the tick population in your yard this spring and summer season.
As the warmer weather of spring brings the outdoors back to life with flowers and animals, the parasites that feed on those animals also make their presence known. Unfortunately, these parasites are numerous and would love to make your pet their new home. The good news is that parasites and their ill effects can be combated and treated and in many cases are preventable.
Did you know mosquito eggs can lay dormant for months in cold temperatures? This post includes the life-cycle of the mosquito and why we all need to be concerned, especially when it comes to our pets!
The veterinary community educates a lot about heartworm because it's such a life-altering, prevalent disease and so easy to prevent. Within this post there are some lesser-known facts you may not have heard before!
Heartworm prevention needs to be a year round activity! Why? There're several reasons-- read on for things to consider.
Pyrethroid and Pyrethrin are two ingredients that are commonplace in flea and tick medications for dogs. These two chemicals are toxic to cats. We give you some tips for avoiding cat exposure in a household with both cats and dogs.
As the weather gets warmer, rodents and insects become more active outside. Take care to prevent your pet's exposure to the chemicals commonly used to deal with pests.
We're hosting an educational seminar tonight (3-16-16) at 6:30, presented by Idexx and Zoetis on a new in-house test for ticks and a vaccine for Lyme disease. Seating is limited, call to register!
Is it possible that unbeknownst to you, you have a few indoor plants that may be toxic to your pet? I did! What about common outdoor plants? This post provides information and resources to find out which plants are safe for your pet!
We occasionally receive calls from people who suspect their dog or cat has ingested a toxic substance. Human medication and food are two categories that contain many potential hazard for your pets. We'll talk about the most common offenders in these categories and list signs and symptoms of potential toxicity.
Poison Prevention Week is in its 54th year! Check out this post to find out the top pet poison calls received by the Pet Poison Helpline.
What's that you say? You've never heard of International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day?? Included in this blog is a recipe for banana, oat and peanut butter dog biscuits. Have fun!
Sadie continues to improve, though some problems persist. Plus, observations based on our experience for those looking to adopt a pup.
Sadie continues her training and has her final puppy class, but continues to struggle with housebreaking and other behavioral issues.
Unfortunately, It's not unusual for us here at A2AH to encounter some really extreme cases of pet dental neglect. We see it all too often and the reasons for it vary. Many pet owners simply don't realize that a pet with poor dental hygiene will end up costing them a lot more money, especially if extractions are required, than regular dental cleanings.
We continue to struggle with housebreaking and behavior issues. However, Sadie has responded exceptionally well to training and we are excited to work with her on this.
While you're out buying your sweetie that box of chocolates and flowers, remember your pet could use some lovin' this time of year as well! Poor dental health not only affects the mouth but can lead to health problems throughout the entire body.
Training's for the dogs, right? We have enrolled Sadie in puppy training and this has been incredibly helpful! Included are videos of things we've learned and an update on how we (and Sadie) are acclimating to this new life.
This past Sunday we experienced our second big snowfall of the winter. Twenty degree temperatures and freezing winds prompt winter dog related questions.
When you bring your pet to our Emergency Service, injured or ill, we understand some of the distress because we've often been in the same position with a loved furry family member.