ALERT: Pet owners now need to take extra precautions to prevent exposure of their pets to rat poisons because EPA issued new standards to change rat poison formulations. This has forced companies to make rat poisons which now no longer have antidotes. The makers of D-Con are currently the only company that has refused to change their formulation. This means they are the only company that makes a rat poison for which there is an antidote treatment for toxicity, Vitamin K1.
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If you’ve ever gotten a little lick from your companion and experienced that awful smell, it’s more that bad breath! Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the most common disease in our pets. The daily bacterial accumulation forms plaque and eventually hardens to tartar. This process eventually leads to gum erosion and loose teeth. The gold standard for preventing oral disease is brushing. A list of veterinary approved dental products is also listed at www.vohc.org.
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In December, a raccoon was acting strange in the yard of a hobby farmer in Brown County. The family was concerned about the health of the raccoon and if the animal was able to transmit a disease to their non-vaccinated dogs. The owners had the animal removed and tissues were sent for evaluation. The raccoon was negative for Rabies virus, but tested positive for Canine Distemper virus. Typically, we don't see a lot of Canine Distemper virus in adult dogs due to good vaccination programs. It … [Read More...]