WHEN YOU BUCKLE UP…DON’T FORGET YOUR PET!

It’s fun to take your furry friends for a ride in the car.  In fact, it’s become so routine, even the teller at the drive-up window is equipped with a stash of treats for your special shotgun rider! Yet, as exciting as it all seems, whether you’re simply riding around town, or on a road trip, it’s important to remember, “Safety first!” Unsecured pets are a risk to themselves and to the other occupants in the vehicle.  A sudden stop at a speed of just 10mph can send them hurtling towards the windshield, or into the other passengers, resulting in
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KEEPING THE HOLIDAYS HAPPY

A great deal of planning goes into the celebrations that make the month of December a whirlwind of food, family, friends and festivities!  Keeping the holidays happy and memorable takes a little extra effort for those of us with pets. Nothing dampens the holiday spirit like a sick pet, especially when the humans in their lives realize it could have been prevented. Being prepared will make it easier for you to get help quickly should you be faced with a medical emergency. Since most veterinary offices close over the holidays, talk to your veterinarian about where you should go for
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A CAUTIONARY TALE…

Driving to work, in the pouring rain, a Vet Tech spotted a tiny Yorkie shivering, wet, and obviously alone.  Everything about the scene pointed to a dog in trouble.  Pulling to the curb, and opening the door in an attempt to attract the dog, she was surprised at how quickly the little guy hopped in.  He wasn’t wearing a collar, and had no identifying tags.  She was hoping he had been microchipped.  She took him to her Veterinary Hospital to scan for a chip, and was excited to find one.  Now, she’d only need to check the registry, and this
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