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Puppy For Christmas?

PUPPY FOR CHRISTMAS? • Their eyes melt your heart. A puppy makes the perfect gift–right? WRONG! • Christmas is one of the worst times to get a puppy and shelters experience buyer’s remorse. • Reputable breeders won’t have puppies available for Christmas, but pet stores and puppy mills will. WHY? 1. It’s Christmas, and it’s

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The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No

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Dental Anesthesia

IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL ANESTHESIA • Cleaning your pet’s teeth without general anesthesia is considered unacceptable and below accepted standards of care. • The pain and stress a pet faces during a non-anesthetic dental cleaning is considered cruel. Your pets can be overwhelmed by bright lights, loud equipment, and the possibility of strange people restraining them.

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Pocket Pets~~Do Your Research First.

POCKET PETS~~DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. The most popular pocket pets are guinea pigs, mice, rats, gerbils, and hamsters. Hedgehogs, chinchillas, and sugar gliders are also popular. Before you invest your time and money, ask yourself the following questions: • Do I have room for the animal’s cage? • What space and exercise needs does the

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There is No Substitute for Advice from Your Veterinarian

There is no substitute for advice from your veterinarian • If you’re reading this, chances are, you love your pets—and you all KNOW that panicked feeling, when you think something might be wrong. • We all want answers so fast, that we go online and use Dr. Google. • American Animal Hospital Association and other

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Veterinarians and the opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse affects not only professionals in human health but also veterinarians. There is concern that clients may intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers for themselves. A woman was arrested for cutting her Golden Retriever with razor blades to use the dog’s pain medication herself. The Food and Drug Administration

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Corporate Ownership of Veterinary Practices

In five years, about 25% of veterinary practices will be owned by large corporations. Mars, Inc. owns companies in many areas, such as several chocolate manufacturers (including M&M’s), Wrigley’s gum, and Uncle Ben’s Rice. Now they are buying companies associated with our pets, such as Nutro, Pedigree, Royal Canin, Iams, and a pharmaceutical company. They

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Garden Toxins … Beyond Plants

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM, Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology | Pet Poison Helpline GARDEN TOXINS…BEYOND PLANTS! While the warmer weather of spring and summer can bring much joy (especially to those of us residing in Northern states) it also ushers in an increase in outdoor toxin exposure calls to Pet Poison Helpline. Aside from plants

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Prevent Parasites – Ask Your Vet Hospital for Complete Coverage Options

CAPC (Companion Animal Parasite Counsel) Latest Data from Veterinary Reference Laboratories June 2018 Broome County Dogs Lyme 96 new cases diagnosed at the reference labs Year to Date (YTD) 531 (doesn’t count all those diagnosed at hospitals in house) Hookworm 26 new cases YTD 89 Ehrlichiosis 5 new cases YTD 27 Whipworm 3 new cases

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REDBARN RECALLS 7-INCH 3-PACK BULLY STICKS

REDBARN RECALLS 7-INCH 3-PACK BULLY STICKS With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA, is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three-pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the

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