When is it Safe to Go Off Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention in Ohio?

By October 19, 2019 0 Comments

When is it Safe to Go Off Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention in Ohio? This is a little bit of a trick question. The answer is there is no safe time. Based on the frequency and risk of Lyme disease in Licking county and the surrounding counties, year round prevention is recommended. 

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What You Should Know about Driving with Your Pet

By September 22, 2019 0 Comments

I’d like to share additional risks of dogs in cars. The risk associated with pets in vehicles doesn’t end with heatstroke. Just as you should always wear a seatbelt, your pet should always be properly restrained while in the vehicle. That means a secure harness or a carrier. The dangers include: Being distracted by dogs…

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What You Should Know About Leaving your Pet in the Car

By September 12, 2019 0 Comments

Many well meaning pet owners can accidently injure their dogs.  Never ever leave your dog in the car alone. Never.  Common excuses pet owners make about leaving their dogs, “Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store,” or “But I cracked the windows…”  These excuses don’t mean much when your…

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My Dog has been Vomiting or Having Diarrhea – What Should I do?

By August 17, 2019 0 Comments

There is a large variation in the severity of signs associated with Vomiting (V) and Diarrhea (D). A dog that had a very small amount of diarrhea and vomited once, then it is possible the owner could provide symptomatic treatment at home for a few hours and if not better schedule an appointment.  Specific treatments…

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How Can You Tell a Male from a Female Kitten? Is it really that hard? Find out.

By August 3, 2019 0 Comments

The Differences Between Male and Female Kittens It can be difficult to determine if a kitten is male or female. Unlike dogs, cats have their reproductive anatomy just below their rectum in both males and females. This makes “sexing” or determining the sex of kittens a challenge, especially when they are young kittens and aren’t…

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