Bite Alert: Reading Your Pet’s Warning Signs

By |2018-08-30T01:49:14+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Pets and children can be the best of friends while growing up together, but sometimes what seems like fun playtime from the child’s perspective can be uncomfortable for the pet and can lead to potentially dire consequences. We’ve all seen the adorable pictures: cats dressed up in baby clothes and being pushed around in strollers, [...]

Keeping Kitties Cool: Preventing Heatstroke in Cats

By |2018-08-01T13:43:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Even though the dog days of summer may be upon us, our feline friends also need special summertime care to prevent heat exhaustion. Kitties tend to be a little more sensible than dogs when it comes to summertime safety. (Ever see an exuberant Lab know when to quit on a scorching day?) Games of fetch, [...]

Pets and Fleas: What’s Making Your Bed Go Thump in the Night?

By |2018-06-25T19:21:37+00:00June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earthquake! is the thought that springs into your still-sleepy mind at 2 a.m. when your shaking bed startles you awake. And, although an earthquake would be bad enough, the reality of the situation might be worse. Flipping on the lights, you notice your sweet dog scratching and rubbing against the bed. His skin is red [...]

Pets and Allergies: What You Need to Know

By |2018-05-25T16:49:37+00:00May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Allergies: They can ruin any lovely spring day and consume you with a miserable array of sneezing, watery eyes, irritated skin, and more. And, while you might be able to pop your favorite over-the-counter antihistamine to relieve your allergy symptoms, your pet’s allergy symptoms might not be so easily handled.   That’s right—just like us, [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Ticks

By |2018-04-25T14:41:06+00:00April 25th, 2018|Dog, pet safety, Uncategorized|

Considered a public health concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ticks are external parasites—arachnids that are related to spiders and mites—that live by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. There are more than 850 known tick species throughout the world; some are considered hard ticks and some [...]

Periodontal Disease – Keeping Your Pet Safe

By |2018-02-02T05:40:37+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

By the age of three, most dogs and cats will develop periodontal disease – the most common of health conditions that threaten your pet’s health and overall happiness. Periodontal disease can adversely affect your pet in many ways, from their teeth to their gums to their heart and other organs. Luckily, it is entirely preventable. [...]

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) Vaccine

By |2017-11-13T15:56:36+00:00October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As of November 1, LAH will be requiring all boarding dogs to have the Canine InfluenzaVirus (CIV) vaccine. Due to the growing prevalence and highly contagious nature of CIV H3N2 and H3N8, we are adding it to our core vaccines. We recommend that all dogs who may be considered high risk be vaccinated for CIV. [...]

The Fight Against Fleas: Treatment and Prevention

By |2017-10-06T03:36:40+00:00October 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 [...]

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

By |2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00December 15th, 2016|Holiday Safety|

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear [...]

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