Tag Archives: Hamilton County

Pre-Thanksgiving tips

If you are like many families, you may be starting your Thanksgiving meals early.  Dr. Flanders family has their first today!  Please keep the usual tips in mind: Make sure family members understand, NO BONES for the pets.  These are choking hazards.  Even if it seems safe, bone fragments can flake off and get stuck […]

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Happy Saturday: It’s cuddle time

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Compassion is our goal.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer Sometimes it may look like we are not being compassionate to your pets when they are in our office.  But remember, that your pets […]

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World Kindness Day

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So what is FIV and FeLV?

FeLV stands for Feline Leukemia Virus.  It is highly contagious, weakens the immune system, is spread from cat to cat when grooming and sharing food/water.  It is known as the “friendly cat” disease because of how it is spread.  It is one of the most common infectious diseases. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.  It […]

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Welcome November

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Create a safe Halloween Holiday for your pets!

Remember these guidelines and your pets should be just fine on Halloween night. No candy for Fido!  We all know about chocolate being toxic, but sugar free candies can be deadly as well.  Sugar is also hard on your pet’s digestive system. A lot of times we light candles or have extra cords out for […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Yes, fire safety should include your pet.  How many of us have a fire plan and include our pets?  I know I had not even thought about this until I saw the notice about fire safety.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for fire safety with our pets. Don’t forget to check […]

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A few tips about Halloween Costumes!

 Here is my Reba in her Halloween Dress enjoying the Hamilton Heights Fall Festival Last weekend. Our first Aussie loved having clothes on, but Reba hates them!  So she was less than thrilled when Rachel came home from the pet store with this dress. If your pet is not very happy about clothes either or […]

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A few pet safety tips!

Many pet owners do not know what is normal for their pets.  We know what our pulse should be or what a normal temperature for us, but did you know the following facts?  Normal breathing rates (not breed/size specific) are 10-30 breaths per minute and up to 200 pants (breathing with mouth open and tongue […]

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