Xylitol is a sugar free sweetener used in many human products, especially those aimed at diabetics. It is VERY dangerous to dogs and can cause severe liver disease or even death if ingested in large enough quantities. Xylitol is found in many products, from toothpaste, mouthwash, breath strips, certain medications and vitamins, throat lozenges, hard candies, and gums. Now xylitol is being put in some food products, most alarming peanut butter.
Rabies is a fatal disease that is transmitted to people by their pets and wildlife, including bats. It is required by law that your pet be vaccinated against Rabies. Even an indoor cat should be vaccinated. Are you sure your cat will never wander or accidentally get out? How about if you find a bat in your home? Bats carry Rabies and having a bat indoors is a common exposure for the indoor only cat and their human family. ALL pets should be vaccinated!!
Delmar Animal Hospital is unveiling a new program called Budgeted Wellness Care. This program has been developed to help you budget for the preventative care of your beloved pets!
Preventative care includes annual exams, vaccines, screening tests, heartworm prevention (like Heartgard) and ectoparasite (flea/tick) prevention (like Vectra, Frontline, Revolution).
Animals who routinely receive preventative care are known to live longer, healthier lives. Budgeting for that care allows the pet owner to ensure their pet receives the healthcare they deserve through regular yearly visits to their veterinarian. When a veterinarian sees a pet regularly, they are more adept at picking up on problems because they know that animal well.
Budgeted Wellness Care is NOT pet insurance and does not cover any surgeries, medications or sick care. It is meant only to allow pet owners to divide the wellness care (annual preventative care) into manageable monthly amounts that can be automatically debited from a checking or savings account, debit or credit card.
At your pet's next annual visit, the reception staff and veterinarian will be available to discuss Budgeted Wellness Care and answer any questions you may have about this program. If you are interested, your pet's individualized preventative care program for the following year will be budgeted into 12 automatic monthly payments. When you return next year, your pet's wellness care will be provided and the invoice will have been prepaid.
Microchips are a great way to permanently identify your new family member, so if they are ever lost from you they have a much better chance of being found and returned home!
Think you know about fleas and their impact on your pet? Read these common myths to test your knowledge.