ePetHealth & EquiHealth are here!
Clients can now access their horse's and pet's medical history, vaccination reminders, and medication history online using their own "ePetHealth account" or EquiHealth account" This feature will also allow you, the client, to request appointments, medication refills, and boarding with just a click of the mouse.
In addition, you can research breeds, common diseases, and access "how to" videos.
To access this great feature we will need your email address on file. Click on the ePetHealth link or EquiHealth link at the top left of this page to log in.
Christmas can be a source of danger for pets. Many problems occur due to the indiscriminating eating patterns of dogs. Dogs may often eat pine needles, bones, and table scraps which all can lead to gastrointestinal upset. The ingestion of highly fatty meals and fat off cuts(such as ham or pork)can lead to pancreatitis in dogs. Any treats given to pets ovet the holiday season need to be appropriate for animals. Chocolate and some holiday plants can be toxic for dogs so must not be given. Similarly xylitol (artificial sweetner) is also toxic to dogs. It is present in many sweets, gums, and baked goods. Puppies will often ignest small toy parts which can get stuck in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal obstructions can cause severe and even life threatening illness in pets. Playful kittens and cats will chase and play with ribbons,tinsel and string. This can be a life threatening conditions. Any ribbons,tinsel, christmas lighting, that are suspended could cause your pet to become entangled or strangled. Electrical burns can also occur when animals chew on lighting. Another festive season hazard often overlooked is the need for secure housing for your pet. Numerous visitors coming and going doors may not be secured and animals may escape. This can result in injuries if the animal is hit by a car. All animals should be microchipped for identification purposes and wear an identification tag on an appropriate pet collar to allow for rapid return in the case of escape. Also ask guest to keep an eye out for pets under foot and remind them that sometimes your nomrally friendly dog or cat may be less than willing to deal with enthusiastic children and rooms full of unfamiliar people. Provide a special quiet place with a blanket for your pets to retreat to when the festivities get too stressful.