Feathered Friends

by Dr. Peter Hill 21. May 2014 06:29
Birds can overheat just as dogs and cats do. A bird that is overheated will pant rapidly with their beak open, stand up tall and have their wings spread wide. To cool them down, mist them with water and move them to an indoor, quiet and cool location.

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Parasites

by Dr. Peter Hill 20. May 2014 06:28
This is the time of year when fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are out in full force! These parasites can have significant medical issues for your pets as well as potentially leading to your home becoming infested! Your veterinarian can provide you with the necessary preventative to protect your pets and... [More]

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Toxins

by Dr. Peter Hill 19. May 2014 06:00
Make sure your pets do not have access to a lawn or garden that has been fertilized or had pesticides put down. These are potentially toxic substances. Car antifreeze can leak from an over-heated vehicle and tastes ‘sweet’ to dogs and cats. Ingestion of this can be deadly!  

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Sun Safety

by Dr. Peter Hill 17. May 2014 06:00
Pets can suffer from sunburn just as people do. Pets with light hair and skin are especially at greater risk. Protect them by using sunscreen on all bare areas such as the tips of ears, around their lips and on and around the nose. Always make sure your pet has access to a shaded  area to escap... [More]

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Summer Pet Tip #2

by Dr. Peter Hill 9. May 2014 16:47
Travel When traveling with your pet on vacation, make sure they have proper identification in case they decide to stray. Pet I.D. tags are available at hardware and pet stores. Microchipping is an in-expensive and permanent way to identify your pet and insure his safe return, on a national level.

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Summer Pet Tip #1

by Dr. Peter Hill 3. May 2014 16:12
HEAT EXPOSURE Never leave your dog unattended in a parked car. The car can become a furnace, reaching temps of 120* degrees within a matter of minutes, even with the windows cracked. Exposure to such high temperatures can lead to heatstroke, heart problems, liver and brain damage or even death!

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Easter Holiday Danger: Chocolate!!

by Dr. Peter Hill 26. April 2014 07:48
America loves chocolate, and in all forms like candy, cakes, ice cream and cookies. Over the Easter Holiday these items are plentiful and often unattended posing a particular threat of toxicity to our pets. Though it is fun to share our favorite treat with our pet it may create disaster. Chocola... [More]

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How to Read a Cat's Tail

by Dr. Peter Hill 18. April 2014 07:41
I would imagine all cat owners have observed some bizzare behavior in their cats. Cats have a reputation for being aloof and non-communicative, but reading their emotions may be a matter of looking at body language. Cats express emotion with their tails. All Wrapped UpEven when the cat is asleep, he... [More]

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Health Benefits of Pets for the Elderly

by Dr. Peter Hill 28. March 2014 14:44
The link between optimal health and having pets in the home has been well established by multiple studies and is noted on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, among other places. Additionally, these health benefits are not just limited to families with children. The CDC and numerous ... [More]

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Euthanasia and your Pet

by Dr. Peter Hill 7. March 2014 15:13
When is the right time? The decision regarding the euthanasia of a beloved pet may be the most difficult decision one makes in one’s entire life; obviously, the consequences are irrevocable. Whatever the decision is, it should be one that you can always look back upon and know that the best de... [More]

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