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National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month!dscn0722

Did you know… This is what 7 years of Heartworm prevention looks like… This prevention is the same cost of ONE treatment for Heartworm disease! This is why it is so important to keep your pets on Heartworm prevention year around.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 505-869-2627.

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Remember these 7 easy pet safety tips for Christmas20161212_105607

  1. Plants can be poisonous to animals. Some examples are Holly, Mistletoe, Poinsettas and Hibiscus.
  2. Exposed wiring can electrocute a curious animal who likes to chew.
  3. Chocolate can be highly toxic.
  4. Tinsel can cause intestinal obstructions and blockage if swallowed.
  5. Sweet, fatty, or spicy foods should be kept away from your pets.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 505-869-2627.

November is Pet Diabetes Month

November is Pet Diabetes Month! Diabetes mellitus is a disease that affects numerous people every year, but people may not realize that it is also common in animals like cats and dogs. The number of diabetic animals is surprisingly increasing. Click here to learn more about Pet diabetes. 0

Banana Yogurt Pupsicle

Banana Yogurt Pupsicle
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 17.6 ounce container plain Greek yogurt
1. Cut the frozen banana into pieces and place it in a blender. Add the peanut butter and honey.
2. Blend on high speed for three minutes or until mixture is smooth.
3. Add yogurt and blend for three minutes. (or until smooth like a milkshake.
4. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds, small disposable cups, or ice cube tray. Then freeze for about two hours.

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month!20170313_102951

There are 6 dog toxins that as pet owners, we should beware of

- Human Medications like antidepressants, acetaminophen, and Advil

- Human Foods like chocolate, gum, candy, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, and garlic

- Insecticides and Rodenticides like mouse/rat poison, sprays, granules, rose-care products

- Supplements/Vitamins like iron, Vitamin D

- Plants like Bird- of-Paradise, Iris, Morning Glory, Poinsettias

- Antifreeze

If you have any questions regarding this list, don’t hesitate to call and talk to our doctors. 505-869-2627