|Posted by [email protected] on August 17, 2016 at 4:10 PM|
ZIKA VIRUS: Recently we have had inquiries about the possibility of Zika
infection in pets.
As of this date, human cases of Zika infection have been reported by the
Florida Department of Health as close as Alachua, Duval and St. Johns
counties. Most of the cases were acquired in another country, however
there appears to have been transmission, possibly through mosquito
bites, in a small section of Miami.
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|Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2014 at 4:10 PM|
Join us for our segment of the 2014 Great Suwannee River Cleanup on Saturday, November 8. The 'Cleanup' is a coordinated effort to keep the river clean. Call either office for more information; we will be heading down the river early in the afternoon and collecting trash, tires etc. Participants will get an All Springs Veterinary Hospital t-shirt.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
Pet Poison Helpline receives a spike in calls and lists the following as fall carnival or Halloween pet hazards:
CHOCOLATE: Methylxanthines in chocolate cause signs of toxicity from vomiting to seizures. Baker's chocolate is more toxic than milk chocolate however pets should be kept away from all types.
SWEET CANDY AND FOOD: Pancreatitis can result from excess intake, and especially avoid candy with xylitol used as a sweetener as it can result in liver damage and low blood s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM|
* Make sure outdoor pets have well shaded areas with plenty of clean, fresh water. Dogs appreciate fans if practical. Older or disabled dogs and cats may need to spend most of the summer indoors.
* Prevent exposure to toxic yard plants such as sago palm, rhododendron and azalea.
* Make sure dogs and cats receive monthly heartworm preventive (needed all year in Florida).
* Do not leave pets in parked cars and don't let your dog ride in the bed of your truck.
* Prev...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM|
Flea season never really ended this year because of our relatively mild winter. The best approach to flea control is to completely eradicate them from your pets' environment.
Fleas mount your dog or cat and take a blood meal. If you see black specks in your pet's coat this is flea feces (yuck!) which is primarily dried blood.
Female fleas will then begin to lay 20 to 50 eggs per day, so it easy to see why a small flea population qu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM|
How many ways can a curious cat or a rambunctious pup get into trouble during the holidays?
Share these simple rules with your family to avoid an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic this holiday season.