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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


Overweight Horses

overweight_horseFeeding is one of the most rewarding chores of horse ownership.  But many horses, given the opportunity, will eat far more than they need, tipping the scale to an unhealthy balance.  Excess pounds put a strain on virtually every body system. Click here to learn more about Overweight horses.

Holiday 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.

November is Pet Diabetes Month

0Diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism caused by an insulin deficiency. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas which helps proteins break down into glucose. Glucose is a type of sugar and one of the body’s main sources of energy.

Click the here to learn more about Pet diabetes.