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Hold Off on Those Oral Flea-Killing Medications

The FDA has linked some flea control products to neurological damage in dogs and cats.

On September 20, the FDA issued a communication for pet owners and veterinarians, warning about the potential for neurologic adverse events following the administration of certain flea and tick products to dogs and cats. The products named in the release are oral products, available by veterinary prescription only, that contain isoxazoline-based ingredients. These include Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, and Simparica.

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Have You Seen Me?

Fall brings urban Coyotes closer to neighborhoods as populations of wild babies decreases and young solitary animals forage out to hunt .

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It’s the ADOPTION-CON!

 

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What To Do With Your Dog When Kids Go Back To School.

 

Can you believe that in less than one week it’s back to school time for the kids?

Back-to-school inevitably signals changes in our routines and everyone is most likely away from home for much longer periods of time. These changes can be especially hard on our family pet which can ultimately lead to depression or behavior problems.

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Pet Safety for Independence Day!

July 4th is commonly known as the most stressful day of the year for pets.

Keep safety top of mind for pet owners by sharing this graphic. In addition, see the news release below for helpful information on reuniting lost animals with their owners, thanks to microchips. An impactful, bite-size fact: lost dogs that are microchipped have a 238 percent better chance of being reunited with their owner over dogs that are not microchipped. Microchipped cats have a 2,000 percent better chance!

Each year Yavapai Humane Society experiences an influx of lost animals in the days following the 4th of July. The animal shelter urges pet owners to practice firework safety and get them microchipped.

Pets can show unpredictable behavior when frightened by fireworks. The natural instinct for a scared animal is to run. This results in many pets becoming lost over Independence Day festivities. Should the worst happen and a pet escapes, having proper identification makes it much easier to reunite the lost animal with its owner. 

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification implant about the size of a grain of rice that provides permanent ID for a pet. When a handheld microchip scanner is passed over the pet, it transmits the microchip’s ID number by which a shelter, veterinarian, or animal control officer can locate the owner’s contact information. It is vital for pet owner’s to keep their contact information up to date with the microchip company.

While all pets should wear collar tags, only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read. The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published a study showing that the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs is increased by 238 percent over dogs that are not microchipped. For cats, the chances are even better. They have a 2,000 percent increased-chance of being returned to their owners over cats that are not microchipped.

Fourth of July Safety for Dogs

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Two questions every dog parent needs to ask before feeding recreational bones or chews to their pets

Is it nontoxic?
Is it a good fit for my dog?

Whether a bone or chew is potentially toxic has to do with the country of origin, the source of the product, and how it was processed. You’ll want to look for “Made in the USA” labels on packaging (and perhaps even call the manufacturer to ask whether all the ingredients were also made in the U.S.).

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5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

Dogs are kid’s best friend! But to get these BFFs together, children need to learn safe get-to-know-Fido rules.

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