Does it Hurt to Get a Microchip?

Many clients ask us – does it hurt my dog or cat to get a microchip? In general, It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic. The procedure is similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile…

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Dr. Primovic’s Favorite Prevention Medication for Outdoor Cats

By December 28, 2017 0 Comments

We asked Dr. Primovic what her favorite prevention medication is for cats that go outside and her answer is “Revolution”. REVOLUTION® (selamectin) is a topical medication for cats that protects against fleas, heartworms and ear mites. Here are 4 reason she likes Revolution® for cats: It is a five-in-one solution: protects against fleas, heartworms, roundworms,…

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9 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe this Holiday Season

By December 19, 2017 0 Comments

It is important to be aware of the some of the seasonal hazards that can pose dangers for your pet. There is so much going on during this season and these things impact different pets in different ways. Some are not bothered by much of anything while others become stressed or expose themselves to dangers….

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My Pet Drank Christmas Tree Water. Is That Harmful?

Keep pets away from Christmas tree water! The water can be stagnant or contain bacteria. Trees can leak sap and the water can contain fertilizers that leak from the tree to the water. Christmas trees are fertilized to make them grow faster. They also are sprayed to keep the pests and blight off them with…

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My Dog or Cat Drank Antifreeze. What Should I Do?

Ethylene glycol toxicosis is a type of poisoning that occurs after ingestion of antifreeze or other fluids containing the ingredient ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol itself is not toxic, but it is metabolized in the animal’s body to several extremely toxic chemicals that are responsible for its lethal effects. Ethylene glycol poisoning results in nervous system…

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