Helpful Resources

Emergency Preparedness for Pets Lecture

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR YOUR PETS Red Cross LECTURE Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 am tours and refreshments 11:30-12:30 lecture Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care 1445 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901 607-238-1246 (Between Humdinger’s Ice Cream and Hillside Gardens Nursery) Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care is pleased to announce the beginning of our 2018 Lecture

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Dog Food Recall due to Salmonellosis

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk BY PHYLLIS ENTIS | DECEMBER 13, 2017 UPDATED 8:30 p.m. EST — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of

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Should Pregnant Women Rehome Their Cats?

Women can be tested for antibodies to this disease before pregnancy to rule out whether they are able to become first-time infected with Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.  If already Toxoplasmosis positive (from soil, infected meats, etc.), they cannot become infected and cause risk to the first trimester pregnancy.  See below for more details. Should Pregnant Women Rehome

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MRD1 (abcb1) Gene Mutation – Drug Sensitivities

Multidrug Sensitivity in Herding Breeds: MDR1 Gene Mutation MDR1 Gene Mutation: The MDR1 gene encodes P-glycoprotein, a drug transport pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution (particularly to the brain), as well as enhancing the excretion of many drugs used in dogs.  Some dogs, particularly herding breeds, have a mutation in

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Holiday Season Vaccinations

Holiday Season is almost upon us – be sure to have your pet’s vaccinations updated, in case there needs to be a quick kennel reservation and visit! Dogs need Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza as well as Distemper/Adeno/Parvo and Rabies. Cats need Distemper/Respiratory and Rabies.

New Address for accredited Pharmacies

Accredited pharmacies will now be allowed to use a new online address = .Pharmacy.  Similar to accredited educational facilities using .edu and accredited government sites using .gov, accredited pharmacies will now use .Pharmacy.  Our online store and pharmacy (MyVetStoreOnline) will forward from the old .com address to the new .Pharmacy address for a while.  But

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Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measuring

Announcing Blood Pressure Measuring For our senior and geriatric cats and dogs, measuring trends in blood pressure is becoming more recognized as an aid in finding and treating problems early.  Cats especially need this monitoring because chronic renal dysfunction and/or hyperthyroidism (both frequent in cats 8 years and older) are causes of hypertension which causes

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Winter Hours

Starting after Labor Day, we will change to our Winter Hours schedule. M T W F 9-5:30, Th noon-8 (closed Wednesday noon to 1).

New Hours starting June 1, 2017

Starting June 1, 2017 – Fur and Feathers announces new LATER hours. Monday 9-6 Tuesday 9-6 Wednesday 9-12 and 1-6 Thursday 12-8 Friday 9-5 Closed Saturday and Sunday

“How to Prepare for Your Pet(s) in Case of Disaster”

Southern Tier Chapter American Red Cross And Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care Invite Clients and the Public to attend a lecture (free) about “How to Prepare for Your Pet(s) in Case of Disaster” On National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lecture 10:30 – 11:30 am, Hospital Tours 9:30-10:00 or 11:30-12:00 Please RSVP before 4 pm

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Canine Influenza

A new disease is going to sweep through the dog population (like parvo did in the 1970’s) – CANINE INFLUENZA.  The first strain developed from equine influenza and crossed to greyhounds housed at the same track several years ago.  It has been popping up in areas around the country since.  Two years ago, a new

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Thanksgiving Hours and Emergency Care

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Our office will close for the Holiday at Noon Wednesday and reopen Friday morning at 8 am. Enjoy family and friends at this festive time. After-Hours emergencies can be accommodated for dogs/cats – Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Clark’s Summit, PA, Colonial Veterinary Hospital, Ithaca, NY, or Cornell University Hospital for

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Tis the Season – for Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis—Tis the Season As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season followed by Christmas, we also approach pancreatitis season with our pets. Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas gland, in dogs and cats is often caused by feeding our pets from our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter feasts. Pancreatitis is a potentially life threatening problem for dogs and

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Heat Stress

When high temperatures and high humidity combine, animals (as well as people) are in danger from heat stress, heat stroke, dehydration, and other over-heating problems.  Any weaknesses these stressed animals have are brought out by these environmental stresses, allowing expression of underlying disease states as well. Since dogs and cats (and some other pets) cannot

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Online Store Now Accessible

We are proud to announce that our online store through one of our trusted distributors is now available.  Ordering products from this online store provides that same manufacturer’s guarantees that you would enjoy if purchasing these items at our facility in Binghamton, but with the convenience of delivery to your home. First time visitors to

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Feline Heartworm Disease

“Cats are not little dogs.”  This axiom is taught in veterinary school early and often.  It is clearly evident in how heartworm disease affects these two species.  In cats, the reaction to infestation with this worm is so different that it is given another name entirely:  Feline Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease (Feline HARD). Cats are

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Avian Nutrition

Should My Bird Be Eating Seeds? It is a common misunderstanding that seeds are a sufficient diet for companion birds. After all, wild bird feeders are filled with seeds, right? However, while wild birds enjoy the seeds people provide, they also eat a wide variety of other foods, including plants, insects, nectar, and, for some

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New Puppy

Congratulations on your new pet. There’s a lot of information when you get a new puppy but it is all very important. This information sheet will make sure that you know what is going on while we discuss with you all the most important things about having a new puppy. We want to make sure

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New Kitten

Congratulations on your new pet. There’s a lot of information when you get a new kitten but it is all very important. This information sheet will make sure that you know what is going on while we discuss with you all the most important things about having a new kitten. We want to make sure

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Senior Dog

Another year for your pet, and this one is a milestone; your dog is now considered a senior. Though many seniors refuse to act their age, there is reason for change in the care of your pet after this point. Aging is a wearing process; organs and joints have been suffering wear and tear the

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