The Danger of Ice Melts

By January 12, 2021 0 Comments

Ice melts are products used on driveways and sidewalks to melt ice and snow. Most products contain large amounts of sodium or chloride that comes in multiple forms including sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride or calcium chloride. Ice melt products can get caught between the paw pads and cause irritation including redness, inflammation, cracking,…

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Coyote Attacks on Dogs – What You Should Know

By December 6, 2020 0 Comments

Pet owners in the Granville and Newark areas have been spotting coyotes near their homes. The Ohio Department of Wildlife (ODW) says that there is more aggression of coyotes this time of year. Coyote mating season starts in January and goes into March. The gestation of coyotes is similar to a dog – about 60 days. Coyote…

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Licking County Deer- Understanding the Rut

By November 15, 2020 0 Comments

I wanted to remind you that the deer are out and plentiful in Licking County. This time of year, deer are in rut. When talking to different people, the term rut often means something slightly different. What is “Rut?” Rut is a term used to describe behaviors associated with the breeding season of deer.  Rut…

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Halloween Hazards

By October 29, 2020 0 Comments

I hope you and your family are doing well. As you know Halloween is just around the corner. I have a few tips to keep your pets safe.  Halloween Hazards The most common holiday-related problems we see are: Dogs and cats getting out when the door opens or pets that run way when frightened by…

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NEW All-in-one Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention

By October 22, 2020 0 Comments

All-in-one Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention There is a new product on the market called Simparica Trio that for the first time provides flea,tick and heartworm prevention all in one pill. Prior to this it there have been separate products. This simplifies protection and saves some money. There is also a rebate on Simparica Trio that can…

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