Winter is Coming

The winter months may be cold and filled with hustle and bustle, but that shouldn’t keep you and your pet from enjoying all that the most wonderful time of the year has to offer. All you need to do is remember a few simple tips to keep your pet safe, and yourself sane.

Preventatives Are Needed ALL Year Long

Fleas, ticks, and heartworms don’t give up just because it’s cold outside. Your pets are still at risk of contracting these parasites in the winter, so our veterinarians recommend keeping your pet on preventive medications year-round to prevent these pests from making a home on or in your pet. Schedule a consultation with one of our veterinarians to determine which parasite preventative works best for your pet.

Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth

Did you know National Pet Dental Health Month takes place in February? While we encourage proper dental care for your pets all throughout the year, it’s never a bad idea to put extra emphasis on the importance of taking care of your pet’s health. We offer comprehensive dental services at our practice, and we can give you instructions for at-home care so you can keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy.

Holiday Hazards and Winter Woes

Before you deck the halls, keep your pet’s safety in mind. Avoid using ribbon or tinsel, as these can be choking hazards to pets; anchor Christmas trees to the walls, and if you put up a real tree, block your pet’s access to the water that you put in the tree stand as that can be poisonous to pets; keep poisonous plants like lilies, poinsettias, and mistletoe out of your pet’s reach – or use fake versions to be on the safe side.