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18 03, 2019

Pet First Aid Kit

2019-09-15T16:09:28-07:00March 18th, 2019|Tips|

  From the Pet Poison Helpline: Never administer anything with your new first aid kit  without calling us or a veterinary poison hotline first.  This is especially important regarding anything with your pet's eyes or anything it has ingested. Another important thing to keep in mind is home remedies. When it comes to our pets and poisons, we don’t want to chance endangering our pet’s lives with some made up, Internet-discovered, erroneous home remedies! We hear it all – owners who use milk, peanut butter, vegetable oil, or salt…and these remedies are all WRONG! Please know that these products should

18 03, 2019

Important Phone Numbers

2019-01-18T10:05:35-08:00March 18th, 2019|General|

Poison Phone Numbers Pet poison Helpline- 800-213-6680 Animal Poison Control Center-  888-426-4435 National Animal Poison Control Center- 800-548-2423 Kansas State University- 758-532-5679 Be prepared to give the following information: Your name, address and telephone number Any information regarding the exposure (ie; the amount of poisonous product, the amount of times since the exposure to the poison, etc.) The species of animal, breed, age, sex, weight and whether or not more than one animal is involved The name of the poison or type of poison that the animal was exposed to, if you know (provide as much information as possible) What problems

18 03, 2019

Household Poisons

2019-12-21T04:52:06-08:00March 18th, 2019|General, Tips|

  Many common pet poisons are in our homes and yards. Some of the more common ones to watch for are:   Methylxanthines- chocolate and caffeine Ethylene glycol- antifreeze Indoor plants Metaldehyde- snail bait poison Household cleaners- bleach and lye Silica gel packs Acetaminophen- tylenol Xylitol- sugar free sweetener in chewing gum Rat poison Fertilizers Insect bait stations Walnuts Alcohol Strychnine Insecticides NSAID's- Ibuprophen Helpful Tips: Keep medications off night table Plastic weekly pill holders look and sound like dog rattle chew toys Keep purses with medication high and out of reach Store pet medications apart from human medications Do

17 03, 2019

Home Care of the Surgical Patient

2019-09-22T20:31:31-07:00March 17th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Reptile, Tips|

When you pick up your pet after surgery you will be given a chance to talk with our staff or surgeon, and be given post operative instructions specifically for your pet and the surgery performed. These are the instructions to follow. The information on this page is good general information on other things to do at home, as long as they don't contradict your post operative instructions. When your pet first returns home from surgery let it have a calm and quiet spot away from other pets and children. Put it in a warm area without any drafts, and make

17 03, 2019

In Home Exam

2019-09-27T00:54:33-07:00March 17th, 2019|Tips|

Pets are experts at hiding illness, so paying close attention to the hidden physical changes that preceed some diseases can be highly beneficial. There are several basic physical parameters that you can assess at home on a weekly basis to alert you to a medical problem before it becomes entrenched and difficult to treat. If you find a problem with any of these physical exam findings bring your pet in for one of our doctors to confirm there is a problem and make a specific diagnosis. Lets start at the front and work our way back. Eyes Look for redness,