Monthly Archives March 2016

The buzz on bee stings

With spring upon us, the flowers are going to start to bloom that will attract bees. Dogs and cats experience the world with their noses and their paws; the two most common sites of bee stings. If your pet is stung, here are some things to keep in mind.
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Dog Park Safety Tips

Dog parks are a great way for your pup to interact with others off-leash in an enclosed area. With the warmer weather, more people are taking their canines to the dog park. While it’s great for your furry family member to socialize with other dogs, here are some tips to help keep everyone safe.
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Movie night – staff favorites!

Sometimes enjoying a quiet night at home watching a movie is just what we all need after a long week. I took a poll of the staff at Blum Animal Hospital about their favorite animal movies, and here are some of the results. While most people have heard of The Lion King, Marley and Me, and Homeward Bound these movies are ones that may not be familiar but are certainly worth watching!
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Worms, parasites and pets…oh my!

While your pet can get intestinal parasites any time of the year, transmission can become more prevalent when the weather warms up and pet waste that hasn’t been picked up melts along with the snow. Most often times, when scheduling your furry family member’s annual exam, the Veterinary Care Coordinator will recommend you bring in a sample to the appointment. We recommend bi-annual stool checks for dogs and annual checks for cats to test for intestinal parasites.
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