The Doctor Will See You Now
Do not put off that important yearly exam! Many changes in your pet’s health can occur slowly, it’s a good idea to have a complete physical exam at least once a year. Also, as pets age a yearly blood panel to check for other disease and conditions is recommended after age 7.
What Big Teeth You Have
Dental care is important for pets too! Yearly examinations, daily teeth brushing, & routine dental cleanings will help keep your pets teeth pearly white! We have a line of dental products made to help keep your pets mouth healthy and fresh!
Periodic dental cleanings can help prevent gum disease and multiple tooth extractions. MAH regularly performs dental cleanings on both dogs & cats. Call us today if your furry family member is suffering from “doggy breath.”
Lyme Disease Prevention
Even the family’s dog can get Lyme disease. Help reduce the risk by using flea/tick preventatives. We carry a selection of products for the prevention of flea and ticks which can decrease the chance of Lyme disease in your pet.
Some intestinal parasites may be zoonotic (transmission may occur between humans and canines/felines). Proper hygiene is essential after playing with your pet. You should have your pet’s feces analyzed yearly and if necessary plan a deworming protocol that fits the needs of your pet and family.
In the winter apply a small amount of cooking spray to bottoms of paws and in-between toes to keep snow and ice from clumping.
Female Dogs and Breast Cancer
99.5% of female dogs that are spayed prior to their first heat cycle will not develop mammary cancer.
Healthy Living Applies to Pets Too
It’s a fact! Dogs in good body condition live an average of two years longer! Carrots, green beans or other low fat snacks are a great alternative to biscuits to help your dog lose weight.
Not Just Heartworms in That Heartworm Test
Did you know the test MAH uses to screen for heartworm also test for three other diseases? When you receive your “Heartworm test” we also screen for Lyme disease, Anaplasma, and Erlichia – two other tick borne diseases. These valuable screenings are inexpensive and great preventative medicine. Ask for your “4Dx” test today!
Squinting is usually a sign of eye pain. If your pet is squinty or doesn’t seem to want to open his eyes contact us for an appointment as soon as possible.
Vomiting can be a sign of serious disease in cats and dogs. If your pet is vomiting, seems lethargic, or has a reduced appetite, call us for an appointment.
Use an ear cleaning solution after every bath to help dry the ear canal and prevent ear infections.
No Collars in Crates
Never keep a collar on your pet when they are in a crate!
Oops, Cut It Too Short
If you cut a toenail too close, apply corn starch or use a bar of soap to stop the bleeding.
Common Foods to Avoid with Pets
Some common foods to always avoid in dogs & cats are grapes, raisins, pork products, fatty foods, onions, and chocolate.
If you notice that your pet is drinking excessively and urinating more frequently than normal these may be symptoms of illness. We urge you to call and speak with our skilled technicians who will review your pet’s history and determine if an exam with a veterinarian is warranted.
Chocolate & Your Pets
Store chocolate in secure places where pets cannot reach it! Chocolate is poisonous when ingested at high enough doses. Unsweetened baking chocolate carries the highest doses of the toxin, theobromine. However, even milk chocolate can cause serious side effects and can be dangerous to pets. Vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety and even death may occur.