What Percentage of Lost Pets get Returned Home?

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments

We have had a few lost pets come in that had microchips and a few that didn’t. In fact, we shared a story about a cat last week with you that came in with a chip and was home within the hour! I wanted to share some information with you about how many pets that…

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Should You Microchip Your Dog or Cat?

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments

Last month we had a wonderful Granville resident bring in a cat that they found wandering through their yard. The cat looked scared but was very sweet. They asked us to check it and see if we recognized it. We scanned the cat for a microchip and the cat had one! To scan a cat…

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When Is the Best Time to Spay Your Dog?

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments

We recommend that dogs be spayed before their first heat, which is around 5 to 6 months of age. Dogs spayed after their first heat have a higher incidence of breast cancer.  

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What is Flea Dirt??

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments

Flea dirt is the bowel movement of the flea. We have been seeing a lot of pets with fleas. Here is a cat that is indoor only, never been outside and came in with fleas. In this photo, you can see the hair parted and small black bits that look a lot like fresh ground…

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How Long Does it Take a Tick to Transmit Lyme Disease?

Experts disagree about how long it takes a tick to transmit Lyme disease. The CDC says that in most cases, the tick must be attached more than 24 hours. We think that gives people a false sense of security. In some research studies, 5-7% of nymphs transmitted the Lyme bacteria in less than 24 hours….

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