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Heartworm Disease Prevention

Tuesday, April 11 2017

heartworm

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. What is heartworm disease and what pets does it affect?

The American Heartworm Society’s website provides owners with a wealth of information on the subject. Here are the basics for pet owners.

Snake Bites in Pets

Monday, April 3 2017

a crotalus atrox snake curled up

What should someone do if their pet gets bitten by a snake? Immediately take your pet to your veterinarian.

First aid on the way to the vet’s office may include:

  • Carry your pet rather than allowing it to walk
  • Try to keep your pet quiet and warm during transport
  • Do not apply a tourniquet as this can cause additional harm to your pet.

If you can safely take a picture of the snake, without putting yourself in harm’s way, this may be useful in identifying the type of snake, its size, etc. Do not try to catch or kill the snake.

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