Summer is here! The warmer weather is perfect for getting outdoors to spend time with your pet. However warm weather can be a health risk for pets if we’re not careful. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe and beating the heat this summer. If your dog loves water, go swimming! -Even though [...]
National Pet Preparedness Month
June is National Pet Preparedness Month. In light of the recent tornado devastation in Oklahoma, we want to offer some tips for being prepared for a natural disaster emergency. Tornados are hard to predict, but you can still do your best to prepare for the aftermath of them and other natural disasters. You should always have [...]
Leptospirosis – Is Your Dog at Risk?
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that humans and animals can be at risk of contracting. It is contracted by coming in contact with water, food or soil that has been exposed to the urine carrying the bacteria. In our area, water sources such as a lake or creeks are the most likely places to find [...]
Pets Have Allergies Too!
Does your pet sneeze, have runny eyes or cough? He or she may have allergies! Our pets can have allergies, just like us. We typically see seasonal allergies flare up when the seasons change. This time of year is when most cases arise. Here are some symptoms to look for in your pet: – Excessive [...]
Dog Bite Prevention Week
May 19-25 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. There are several precautions you can take to help prevent a dog bite. Not all dogs are friendly, but not all dogs are mean. Dogs may bite because they are protective, frightened or feel threatened. You should always approach every dog with caution. Tips for Preventing Dog Bites: – [...]
Heartworm Awareness Month
April is Heartworm Awareness Month. Is your pet on heartworm prevention? If not, please read about heartworm disease and how it affects your pet. Myths: “My pet is indoors and doesn’t need to be on prevention.” We often hear that a pet doesn’t need to be on heartworm prevention because he or she stays indoors. [...]
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month Has your child ever fallen and scraped their knee? Have you ever burned yourself cooking? Most of the time, the first thing you do is go for the first aid kit. Have you ever thought what you might do if your pet has a minor injury? Pets [...]
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
The month of April is “Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month”. We care about the welfare of animals beyond their routine health care. We want to bring awareness to animal cruelty by helping you to understand how to be proactive and safely handle a situation if necessary. Animal cruelty comes in may forms: -Neglect: Medical conditions that [...]
Pet Dental Health Month – Not Just for Dogs & Cats
When you hear “dental health”, most people think of getting their dogs’ or cats’ teeth cleaned. This is an important part of dental health, however they are not the only animals that need dental care. Horses: Horse’s have teeth that continue to erupt or grow for most of his/her life. Chewing is the body’s natural [...]
Thinking About Pet Dental Health Month?
Does your dog or cat have bad breath? Have you thought about having your pet’s teeth cleaned, but not sure what to expect? Here is a walkthrough video of exactly what we do at Electric City Animal Clinic. If you have any questions prior to scheduling your pet’s dental cleaning, our doctors, receptionists and technicians [...]