We will be closing the office at 4 pm on Thursday December 5th and will reopen on Monday, December 9th.
If you need to pick up prescription food, please be sure to order it by Tuesday NOVEMBER 26th and pick up before Thursday December 5th. You can order food the week of December 2, but will not be able to pick it up until Monday, December 9th.
If you need to pick up prescription medication, please be sure to order it by Tuesday, December 3 and pick it up Thursday December 5th before 4 pm.
Administer year-round broad-spectrum parasite control with efficacy against heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks, particularly those with zoonotic potential.
Administer preventive flea and/or tick products year-round.
• Conduct annual physical examination with complete history.
• Conduct annual heartworm testing in dogs and periodic testing in cats.
• Feed pets cooked or prepared food (not raw meat) and provide fresh, potable water.
• Conduct fecal examinations two to four times during the first year of life and one to two times per year in adults, depending on patient health and lifestyle factors.
• Administer anthelmintic treatment to puppies at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age, followed by administration of a monthly preventive.
• Administer biweekly anthelmintic treatment to kittens between 3 and 9 weeks of age, followed by administration of a monthly preventive.
• Treat nursing bitches and queens along with their offspring.
If optimal year-round heartworm preventive/intestinal parasite products are not used:
• Deworm puppies at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age.
• In kittens, begin biweekly anthelmintic treatment between 3 and 9 weeks of age and then again monthly until 6 months of age.
• Test for heartworm status yearly in dogs and/or before starting preventive medications.
• Tailor parasite prevention programs to parasite prevalence and pet lifestyle factors.
All information listed above if from CAPC website (petsandparasites.org)
JoNel Aleccia NBC News • Oct. 22, 2013
Toby, a 6-year-old Boston terrier, died in 2012 after his owners say he was sickened by chicken jerky pet treats made in China.
Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday.
Most of the cases have been in dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes — although 10 cats have been sickened, too — after eating chicken, duck and sweet potato jerky treats. The pace of the reported illnesses appears to have slowed, but federal Food and Drug Administration officials are now seeking extra help from veterinarians and pet owners in solving the ongoing puzzle.