Many pet owners are unaware that they may be placing their companions into harms way simply by having house plants or seemingly innocuous outdoor flowers, bushes, and plants. In order to help protect your pet, we have complied a list of the plants that are known to be toxic, or even deadly, to your pet.
Spending a day at the beach with our canine companions can be the perfect way to spend a sunny summer day. Our dogs often enjoy the sand, warmth and ocean as much as we do, but there are a few important things to keep in mind when traveling to the beaches with our canine friends to avoid injuries, overheating, sickness or violating local beach regulations.
Fire safety and awareness is not only important for your home, but also for protecting your pets during a fire or unexpected emergency.
Here are some simple steps to create your evacuation plan:
- Be sure that all SMOKE DETECTORS, have fresh batteries and are in working order.
- Designate one family member to be responsible for EACH PET in case an evacuation is needed.
- Alert Firefighters of the pets in your home! Use stickers on doors and windows indicating the number and kind of pets in your home. These stickers can be purchased at pet stores, humane societies and fire departments.
We are overwhelmed with excitement in welcoming back Dr. Christina Dayton-Wall not only to Delaware but to rejoin our hospital as a practicing veterinarian. Over 10 years ago Dr. Dayton-Wall was a kennel assistant here at A. Little Veterinary Clinic and just starting to learn the ropes. Dr. Dayton-Wall will add a new dynamic to our hospital and she looks forward to meeting all of our clients both old and new!
Every year a pet is required and recommended to have a physical examination by a veterinarian. This is mostly directed towards domestic animals like cats and dogs but often the same principles apply to equine or swine, just in a different capacity. Ensuring your pet has an annual exam on a yearly basis will not only help keep them healthy but help in early disease prevention. Each pet has different needs and physical conditions; therefore keeping touch with the changes they endure over the years is essential. Many areas of the body are checked during a physical examination.
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