National Pet Dental Health Month 2020
February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
We we will offering 10% OFF all dental cleanings* scheduled in the month of February!!
Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Call (209) 223-3504 to book your pre-dental exam today!
(*Includes bloodwork, extractions, doxycyline gel gingival packs, and gingival flaps.)
Shop our online store!
We offer our own ship-to-home online store through VetSource!
We offer all the same products and diets that are offered through most online pharmacies, while maintaining your veterinarian's guarantee and manufacturer rebates! Two-day shipping makes getting the products your pets needs as easy as WOOF!
Visit our store by clicking here!
Be on the lookout for toxic blue-green algae!
While algae are a normal part of our ecosystem, certain types of algal blooms across the country can produce a toxin that can be fatal. Dogs are more prone to exposure since they swim in and drink water from potentially affected bodies of water.
Check out the FAQ and up-to-date interactive map through the California Water Quality Monitoring Council for the locations and test results of all reported algal blooms statewide.
Parasites are out and active in our community!
To the left is the most recently reported data for heartworm disease from the Companion Animal Parasite Council, the nationwide authority on parasites of all kinds in our pets. Keep your pets protected from heartworm, fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites year-round! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a wellness exam to discuss parasite prevention with our Veterinarians, please give us a call at (209) 223-3504.
Being aware of Heat Stroke in your dog
With our weather warming up, make sure your four-legged family members stay cool! Heat stroke is a serious life-threatening condition, and can happen even in a short period of time outside or in a hot area. This is especially true for dogs who are overweight or brachycephalic (flat-faced breeds, like bulldogs and pugs), who can overheat more quickly.
If you suspect heat stroke in your dog or cat, start cooling them down right away and bring them in ASAP. The best steps to take for cooling on your way in are:
1. Offer cool water, if they will drink.
2. Wet your pet with cool or room-temperature water.
3. Put them in front of a fan or air conditioner.
The steps you take at home and on your way in can make a major difference for the recovery of your pet! If you have any questions, please call us at (209) 223-3504.
Canine Influenza in the Area
Due to the recent outbreak of canine influenza in our area, we are now requiring that all canine boarders be current on the Canine Influenza vaccine (H3N2/H3N8). This is to ensure the health and safety of all dogs boarding at the Bed & Breakfast. This vaccine is also highly recommended for dogs who have any social contact with other dogs locally.
This is a two part vaccine, meaning that a second vaccine booster must be given 3 to 4 weeks after the first vaccine in order to finish out the series and ensure your dog is fully protected. Due to the timing and to accommodate our existing reservations, we will allow dogs to board with only the first influenza vaccine until September 1st. After September 1st, we will require that all boarders have completed the two vaccine series.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment to start this vaccine and ensure that your dog is fully protected, please give us a call at (209) 223-3504.
Thank you for your continued support as a valued client of ours. We look forward to see you and your pets in the future.
Dr. Mitchell Dial, DVM, Medical Director
Kirstin Troglin, Practice Manager
Our policy regarding prescription medication has changed
To be fully compliant with the California Veterinary Medical Board guidelines in the California Code of Regulations Title 16, Section 2032.1, all patients are required to be current on their exam (examined by a veterinarian within the past 12 months) to receive any prescription medication or written prescriptions. This includes prescription products such as Heartgard, Nexgard, Revolution, and Bravecto.
We understand that this implementation may cause an inconvenience, and we truly apologize.
We offer cremation services for your pet through Koefran.
For private cremation services, each pet is individually cremated. The cremains will be carefully gathered and placed in a finished cedar pet urn. A personalized memorial card accompanies the urn when it is returned to you.
For group cremation services, several pets are cremated at once, and their ashes are spread on private property in the Sacramento Valley Delta or the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
We also offer Pet Paw Prints, an imprint of your pet's actual paw is taken in clay and fired twice in a kiln to create a beautiful heirloom quality keepsake, handpainted, with a wooden stand included.
Fruits and Veggies make great treats!
Fruits and vegetables can a healthy, low calorie and affordable way to give your pet a treat! Some vegetables (such as onions, garlic and leeks) can be toxic, so make sure to know if a certain food is safe for your pet first. Below we've listed some fruits and vegetables that are safe and healthy for your pet!
Apples (without the seeds), blueberries, cantaloupes, mangoes, apricots, pineapples, raspberries, pears, bananas (try frozen!)
Carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, and lettuce
Some foods can be dangerous and toxic to our pets. While table scraps aren't a good idea in most situations, be extra cautious that your pet doesn't eat any of the following:
Alcohol, Avocado, Bones, Caffeine, Chocolate, Citrus, Coconut/Coconut Oil, Coffee, Eggs, Garlic, Grapes/Raisins, Macadamia Nuts, Milk/Dairy, Nuts, Onions/Chives, Raw/Undercooked Meats, Salt/Salty Snack Foods, Xylitol (found in gum), Yeast Dough.
Some plants and flowers can be poisonous to our furry friends! Here is a list of the
Top 100 most poisonous plants and flowers:
Arum Lily, Autum Crocus, Australian Flame Tree, Avocado, Azalea Baneberry, Bird of Paradise, Bishop's Weed, Black Laurel, Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Bluebonnet, Blue-Green Algae, Boxwood, Bracken Fern, Buckthorn, Bulb Flowers, Bracken Fern, Buckthorn, Bulb Flowers, Burdock, Cacao, Camel Bush, Caladium, Calla Lilly, Cardianl Flower, Chalice, Cherry Tree, Chinaberry Tree, Clematis, Cocklebur, Coffee, Coral Plant, Coriander, Dieffenbachia, Elderberry, Elephant Ear (Taro), Eucalyptus, Euonymus, Flase Hellebore, Flame Tree, Felt Plant, Firethorn, Four O'Clock, Foxglove,Glottidium, Golden Chain, Ground Chreey, Heaths, Heliotrope, Hemlock, Henbane, Holly, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Jimsonweed, Lantana, Larkspur, Lily Of The Valley, Easter Lily, Lupine, Marijuana, Mandrake, Mexician Poppy, Milkweed, Vetch, Yellow Jasmine, Mistleteo, Mock Orange, Minkshood, Moonseed, Morning Glory, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms, Nightshades, Oak, Oleander, Periwinkle, Philodendron, Pisweed, Poinciana, Poinsettia, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pokeweed, Potato Shoots, Privet, Pyricantha, Rain Tree, Ranunculus (Buttercup), Rape, Red Maple, Snowdrop, Spurges, Sweet Pea, Tansy, Tobacco, Wisteria, Yews.
Pet Poison Helpline 1-855-764-7661 (Fee may apply)
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 1-800-426-4435 (fee may apply)
Pet First Aid & CPR Training
Every pet parent wants to be able to help their pet immediately in any distress. Knowing the basics of pet first aid and CPR can be a valuable skill to being prepared in many different situations.
If you visit PetTech's website, you'll find information on upcoming classes in your areas. The closest classes are offered in Sacramento or Roseville, with the sessions scheduled in February, May, August, and November.