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The Holidays Are Coming...

Posted: November 7, 2014

The Holidays are stressful…

 

Even for our fluffy friends.  Although the holidays are filled with joyous times – family and friends visiting, time off from school/work and presents; they can evoke stress in both us and our pets.   All of the time you spend out shopping and attending holiday parties may be time that you would normally spend home with your furry companion.  The stress you feel from finding the perfect gift for all of your loved ones is something that your companions pick up on.  Most of all, the increased traffic through the house with visitors stopping by to exchange holiday greetings and house guests can turn your calm pet’s daily schedule upside down.

Some things to look out for in your canine friends would be hiding more than usual, barking excessively and destructive behavior.  This could be a sign that the change in their routine is stressing them out.  Even though the holidays are busy try your best to make designated...

From the Doctors

“Heartworm disease, a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart, has recently become a lot more prevalent in our area. This is in large part due to the number of rescue dogs being shipped to the Northeast from the South. For this reason, we cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your dog up to date on monthly heartworm prevention all year. Also due to the increased prevalence, we recommend testing for heartworm annually since no prevention is 100% effective. ”