The Fight Against Fleas: Treatment and Prevention

By | 2017-10-06T03:36:40+00:00 October 6th, 2017|pet safety|

Fleas are a really common problem, so if you’ve struggled to keep your pets flea-free, don’t worry—you’re not alone! Though fleas tend to be more of a problem in warmer months, they can survive throughout the year here in Tennessee and feast on your pets pretty much any time they want. In this article, we’ll [...]

Halloween Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|pet safety|

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in [...]

Halloween Dangers to Dogs & Cats

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|pet safety|

During the week of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year.   “Each year we experience a sharp increase in calls around Halloween, especially during the weekends surrounding the holiday,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “Most often, [...]

Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet’s Microchip

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 August 18th, 2015|lebanon animal hospital, pet safety|

Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make sure that microchip contains the correct information in order for your four-legged friend to get [...]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:59+00:00 November 18th, 2014|pet safety, veterinary|

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that [...]