Fleas and Ticks are Tiny Pets. What’s the Big Deal?

By |2021-06-24T03:31:14+00:00June 24th, 2021|pet safety|

A diligent pet owner, you have your pets on a flea and tick prevention program recommended by the friendly staff at Lebanon Animal Hospital, and you dutifully purchase the products every 6 to 12 months. At the dog park, you are regarded as a Good Pet Owner. When your pet is due, you administer the [...]

8 Facts Every Pet Owner Should Know About Heartworm Disease

By |2021-04-28T16:54:13+00:00April 28th, 2021|pet safety|

Heartworm disease is a constant threat to pets in the southern states, because of our hot, humid weather. In fact, the Companion Animal Parasite Council reported more than 8,000 heartworm cases in Tennessee last year alone. We know you want to do everything possible to keep your furry companion safe and healthy, so our Lebanon [...]

Beat the Bugs with Bravecto: How to Ward Off Fleas and Ticks in Your Pet

By |2020-08-25T03:16:51+00:00August 25th, 2020|pet safety|

Picture this idyllic scene: You and your fluffy pup are strolling along one of the wooded trails in your local park, enjoying the balmy weather and gorgeous scenery. Ready for a break, you sit on a fallen log surrounded by tall weeds and bushes. Hoping to spot some inquisitive wildlife, you and your dog stay [...]

How Fear Free Veterinary Care Benefits Your Pet

By |2020-02-20T19:31:35+00:00February 20th, 2020|pet safety|

At Lebanon Animal Hospital, we do things a little differently. As soon as your pet steps a paw through our door, she will be welcomed and cared for in a unique way to ensure she has a positive experience, from greeting to good-bye. By embracing low-stress methods and the Fear Free veterinary movement, we are [...]

Watch Out for Winter Wipeouts: How to Keep Your Pet Safe Outdoors

By |2019-12-28T23:42:03+00:00December 28th, 2019|pet safety|

Although winter is tightening its grip, you can still safely enjoy chilly outdoor activities with your four-legged friend. But you must take care to ensure your pet remains safe and comfortable, and to avoid hypothermia, frostbite, toxin exposure, and other winter hazards. Follow our six tips to safely rejoice in a winter wonderland with your [...]

Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise: Is Your Pet Safe?

By |2019-03-26T13:36:58+00:00March 26th, 2019|pet safety|

Ticks are often associated with Lyme disease, but they also transmit many other diseases that lead to illness in cats, dogs, and people. Here in Tennessee, cytauxzoonosis—”bobcat fever”—in cats and ehrlichiosis in dogs are more common than Lyme disease. Ehrlichiosis in dogs Complicated to pronounce and complicated to diagnose, ehrlichiosis can cause a variety of [...]

Top 10 Pet Toxins to Avoid

By |2019-01-03T19:19:29+00:00January 3rd, 2019|pet safety|

The naturally inquisitive nature of pets leads them to eat or come into contact with a variety of household items that can be harmful. Here, we address 10 common pet toxins, but many others exist. For a more extensive list of toxic substances, check out the ASPCA’s poison control website.   Chocolate Although most people [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Halloween Safety Tips

By |2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00October 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 [...]

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