Risk of Tick Borne Diseases 2019 Licking County Ohio

By October 25, 2019 0 Comments

Risk of Tick Borne Diseases 2019 Licking County Ohio Lyme Disease Risk of Lyme Disease – 1 out of 25 dogs tested positive for Lyme Disease In Licking County, Ohio (279 out of 6,929*) In 2016, risk was – 1 out of 160 In 2014 – risk was 1 out of 203 In 2012 – risk was…

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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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It’s Vet Tech Week!

By October 15, 2019 0 Comments

We love our vet techs here at Granville Veterinary Clinic.  Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.             We value veterinary technicians every day…

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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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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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