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National Pet ID Week April 16 - 23


One out of three pets will go missing in their lifetime. A million animals enter shelters every year. Of that 40-60 % are pets lost from their homes and families. Many organizations exist to help owners and pets reunite, but the sad truth is without some form of reliable identification, most pets never find their way home.

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Heartworm Awareness Month

We are so proud of our pet owners who take such loving care of their family members. They buy good quality food, keep their dogs and cats clean and sheltered, and protect them from infectious diseases. But many owners are still unaware of the dangers of heartworm disease, a leading cause of pet illness and death, especially here in the southeast.

Heartworms are long spaghetti-like worms that live in the hearts of dogs and a smaller number of cats and ferrets. They are spread by infected mosquitos. So whenever the outdoor temperature is up, our pets are at risk.

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세계 중성화수술의 날- 매년 2월 마지막 화요일 (World’s Spay Day)


세계 중성화수술의 날- 매년 2월 마지막 화요일 (World’s Spay Day)

안녕하세요? Pleasant Hill Animal Hospital(플레즌힐 동물병원)의 박영은 수의사입니다. 매년 2월 마지막 주 화요일은 세계 중성화수술의 날로 지정되어 있습니다. 오늘은 중성화수술이 왜 필요하고 중요한가에 대해 말씀드리려고 합니다. 반려동물의 천국이라고 불리우는 미국에서도 연간 150만 마리의 반려동물이 안락사되고 있습니다. 또한 계속 늘어나는 주인없는 동물들을 안락사로 그 숫자를 줄이려 하고 있는데, 중성화 수술로 원치 않는 임신을 예방하는게 사회적으로 가장 좋은 방법인거 같습니다. 또한 중성화수술로 인한 긍정적인 영향( 질병과 행동문제 줄여줌)은 주인과 반려동물의 삶에 행복함을 더해 주는 요소가 되지 않을까 생각합니다.

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Fido and Fluffy’s breath stinks!! What do I do?

Good health for your dog and cat often starts at…. Well the beginning. That is your pet’s mouth. Often the first time the pet owner really thinks about the mouth is when they get a good whiff of their dog or cat’s breath. It can be anything from a slightly gamey smell, to a sour smell, to a terrible sewer-like smell. But, because the health of the mouth truly affects the health of the whole animal, the odor may just be the tip of the iceberg. Your pet’s general health exam every year will include an examination of the mouth to the extent your pet will let us look.

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What is Giardia?

It’s possible you’re not familiar with this nasty parasite or think it’s limited to foreign countries. However, giardia is a common intestinal parasite throughout the U.S. as well as abroad. Mud puddles, unclean rivers, even contaminated grass can all spread this infection.

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Protecting Your Pets from Common Poisons

Most people think of bleach or rat poison when they think of household toxins. If that’s you, you’re right. Yet, there are many other less obvious items that could pose a hazard.

Take sugar-free gum for instance. Did you know that it contains xylitol, which can cause liver failure in your dog? The popular sugar substitute is also in certain brands of toothpaste and sweetener packets for coffee and tea. Yet, it can be deadly to your dog.

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Can Wildlife Make Your Pet Sick?

If your pet spends time in the great outdoors, you may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to pets and people. 

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What Is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)?

Is your cat urinating outside the litter box? Don’t get mad—get him to the vet!

Feline lower urinary tract disease, also known as feline urologic syndrome (FUS) or feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), is a general term for a variety of conditions affecting the bladder and urethra.

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