This is Mrs Fields and her Norwegian Elkhound Andy. He came in to see Dr Meves for the sore on his leg and now he’s doing much better!!
Did you know that your cat should be in to see us once a year all their life, and sometimes twice a year when they’re over seven years of age? Today is National “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Day—if your cat is due for a visit, call and schedule one today. Regular visits can help your cat live longer, because we can identify and treat problems sooner.
You wouldn’t walk on hot pavement without shoes, so think about your pet when you go outside. The black asphalt of streets, parking lots, and some driveways can be so hot that it can burn your pet’s tender footpads. Try to limit your walks to early morning, or always walk where your dog can keep their feet on the grass.
Does your pet like to swim? Many pets enjoy the water and love to jump in the pool on hot summer days. Don’t forget that it’s just as important to supervise your pet while swimming as it is to supervise your children. Pets especially may accidentally swallow pool water while swimming, causing them to consume harmful and sometimes toxic chemicals. Instead of letting your pet swim in your family pool, consider getting them a kiddie pool filled with water for them!
July 15th is National Fire Safety Day! When a disaster strikes, it’s important to be prepared! We’ve all been told that it’s important to prepare an evacuation plan in advance. In the event of a house fire, make sure your family prepared for escape. It’s also important to make sure that your pet is included in your family’s plan!