Treatment for Paw Pad Burns

Today is the first day of summer and with summer comes hot temperatures. Did you know that in addition to making sure that your dogs and cats are staying hydrated and cool, it’s essential to look out for paw pad burns on your dog or cat whenever your pet is outside? While your dog still…  
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6 Tips to Avoid Heat Related Pet Problems

As warmer, humid summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heat stroke, sunburn, and foot pad burns. It is a good idea to reacquaint yourself with proper precautions that can be taken as the temperature rises. It seems like common sense, but…  
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Lyme on the Rise in PA

Lyme Disease Did you know that Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme Disease cases? If that isn’t scary enough, scientists believe that this year could be one of the worst. They are predicting a surge in the number of Lyme-carrying ticks beginning in April and lasting into early summer.  But that is only one part…  
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National Heartworm Awareness Month

The American Heartworm Society (AHS), whose mission it is to lead the Veterinary Profession & the Public in the understanding of Heartworm disease, recommends annual heartworm testing and year-round heartworm prevention for five reasons: More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. Both…  
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Invasive Species: 6 Ways to Help

Did you know that February 27 – March 3 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week? If you are like me, you might be thinking, “What is an invasive species?” An “invasive species” is defined as a species that is: 1) non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and 2) whose introduction causes or is likely…  
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Importance of Pet Dental Care

Did you know that pet dental care is not just about teeth? Although dental care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease. February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Braxton’s is marking the occasion…  
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Protect Your Pet from the Heat

Did you know that May 23rd was National Heat Awareness Day? Because North American summers are hot, the National Weather Service (NWS) wants you to be aware of the dangers of heat. According to the NWS, “Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is…  
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When it Comes to Heartworms, Think 12!

The American Heartworm Society (AHS), whose mission it is to lead the Veterinary Profession & the Public in the understanding of Heartworm disease, recommends annual heartworm testing and year-round heartworm prevention for five reasons: 1.More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. 2.Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. 3.Both…  
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Bird Health Awareness Week – Know the Signs!

Whether you are a bird owner or simply a backyard bird watcher, there are many tips offered by the USDA on their website, Biosecurity for Birds, to help keep your birds healthy. Established in 2004 in response to the exotic Newcastle disease(END) outbreak, Biosecurity for Birds hopes to educate backyard poultry and bird owners, as…  
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. This year it will be celebrated May 19-25, 2014, and the American Veterinary Medical Association wants you to know that: • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the…  
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