Have a Puppy? When is it Safe to Go to the Dog Park?

By February 27, 2020 0 Comments

A common question puppy owners ask is when can they start going to the dog park with their new puppy. This is an excellent and important question. The answer is – it depends. Here is the issue.With appropriate vaccinations, a puppy is not considered to have protective immunity against diseases such as parvovirus until they…

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How to Protect Yourself Against Tickborne Diseases

By February 7, 2020 0 Comments

Ticks are very common and tick borne diseases are become more prevalent every month in Licking County.  Just as you protect your dog with tick prevention medications, it is also important to protect yourself.  Everyone can take steps to prevent tick bites. Here are some tips:  Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsExternal containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535,…

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Lyme Disease Increases in Granville, Heartworm Prevention still Present

By December 16, 2019 0 Comments

Lyme Disease Continues in Granville, so Does Heartworm Prevention Heartworm Disease is present in Licking County (in fact we diagnosed a dog as positive today). While we actively work to protect our patients from heartworm disease, we are terrified of the amount of Lyme positive dogs we are seeing.  In fact, we are seeing about…

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Cat Food Recall – Food Causing Seizures and Death

By December 9, 2019 0 Comments

We wanted to share an important recall with you. Please note the following lots below. Ingestion of this food can cause the following:  nausea with excessive salivation diarrhea vomiting difficulty walking seizures death If you see any symptoms in your cat, please call us immediately. 74-=587-1129. The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of…

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Fall Allergies in Dogs

By October 7, 2019 0 Comments

We are seeing a lot of doings itching, licking their paws, and some with ear infections as we face fall allergies. Traditionally we have used steroids and anti-histamines to control the symptoms. Some newer medications have worked well.  Apoquel® belongs to the class of drugs called Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors which are effective at controlling itching…

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