Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know About You & Your Dog and Cats

By March 14, 2020 0 Comments

The Cornoavirus epidemic is a very fluid and quickly evolving problem. We have received questions from some of our clients and will try to address some of your concerns below. Please keep in mind that new information is available almost daily. I’ll include links to sites with trusted information below. A common question is –…

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What Do You Do if You Find a Baby Bird?

By March 8, 2020 0 Comments

If you find a baby bird that has feathers, it’s eyes are open and it is able to move away from you – The best thing to do is leave it alone! The parents will find it and continue to take care of it wherever it is. Baby birds do not leave the nest knowing…

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Have a Puppy? When is it Safe to Go to the Dog Park?

By February 27, 2020 0 Comments

A common question puppy owners ask is when can they start going to the dog park with their new puppy. This is an excellent and important question. The answer is – it depends. Here is the issue.With appropriate vaccinations, a puppy is not considered to have protective immunity against diseases such as parvovirus until they…

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Is there Parvovirus in Dogs Going Around in Ohio?

By February 17, 2020 0 Comments

Parvovirus in dogs is a common virus that is transmitted from dog to dog. It can be fatal and is common in unvaccinated puppies and dogs.  We have heard reports of outbreaks in several places in Franklin County and Licking County.  Parvovirus, also known as ““Parvo,” invades the intestine causing nausea, vomiting, and severe bloody…

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How to Protect Yourself Against Tickborne Diseases

By February 7, 2020 0 Comments

Ticks are very common and tick borne diseases are become more prevalent every month in Licking County.  Just as you protect your dog with tick prevention medications, it is also important to protect yourself.  Everyone can take steps to prevent tick bites. Here are some tips:  Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsExternal containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535,…

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