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Pet Care Tips

Dental month

February is National Dental month. 
We will be offering a 15% discount on all dental related services during February.  Please call now to schedule your pets appointment. 

Allergies

While your pet could be allergic to a certain food ingredient, more likely your pet is suffering from the same problems many humans endure, contact or inhalant allergies. In addition to discomfort, itching, scratching, licking or biting in localized areas can lead to serious skin disorders, infections and hair loss. There are a number of treatments available and it will depend on the severity of the ailment.

Foods to Avoid

Some toxic foods are Grapes, Raisins, Chocolate, or Onions.

Ice Removal Salt

Keep these types of products in tightly closed containers. Make sure to remove salt from your pets’ paws as soon as possible.

Antifreeze

Even a small amount can be fatal. If you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Winter Weather Concerns: Frostbite

Remove ice and snow from your pets’ paws and coat at once. Frostbitten skin may turn reddish, white or gray. Your pet may excessively lick the effected area. Contact your veterinarian immediately.

Landscape Materials

When landscaping your garden remember some pets will eat mulch, gravel, and some plants.

Lawn Chemicals

Read all package labels before applying. Keep pets off newly treated lawns and it s a good idea to wipe of their feet after walking on treated lawns.

Hot Pavement

Asphalt can burn paws and softened tar can adhere to pads of the feet.

Heatstroke/Over Exertion

Watch for sever panting, gums that turn red, drooling, and even staggering. Restrict exercise to early morning or late evening. Never leave your pet in a car, even with the windows cracked. Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees in minutes.

Bee & Spider Stings

Look for signs of swelling, panting and difficulty breathing.

Summer Threats

Fleas/Ticks/Mosquitoes – The signs of a flea infestation include itching, scratching, biting, and inflammation of the skin. Ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme, and Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever. Heartworm parasites are transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal if not treated. Early signs of Heartworm disease include coughing, difficulty breathing, lethargy, and weight loss. There are many products on the market to control these problems. Consult your veterinarian to choose the appropriate product for your pet. 

Dental disease

Pet have teeth too! Periodontal disease, inflammation of the gum tissues, is one of the most common problems seen by veterinarians. Besides bad breath and teeth, gum disease can lead to loss of appetite, weight loss, generalized infections, kidney and heart disease. Routine dental cleanings, at home care, and proper diet are recommended.

Arthritis

While arthritis is a common problem in older dogs it can be managed with the help of nutraceuticals, and NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These products are effective and generally safe if administered according to directions. Simple blood tests should be performed prior to administration.

Senior Wellness

As a dog advances in age, they should have more frequent checkups. It is advantageous to be proactive in your pet’s health. Detecting any disease or abnormality early and beginning treatment is beneficial to your pet’s continued health.

Plantation Animal Clinic

8702 Bayberry Pl
Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: (502) 426-1016
Email: info@plantationanimalclinic.com
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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Sat: 08:30 PM - 01:00 PM
*Please note that PAC is a closed from 1:00-2:00 PM Monday-Friday.

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