Welcome to the Animal Medical Hospital. We have been providing quality veterinary care at 204 East Tenth Street
since December 1, 1985. We
offer a variety of healthcare for your companion pets including Veterinary Wellness Care, Surgical Care, Radiology
and Laboratory Services, Grooming and Boarding.
Our Doctors are also available for after hour emergency care 24 hours. By calling the office number, information will be given for emergency service.
**** Happy New Year! Isn't it a strange weather pattern we are having for January? Even though we are not experiencing severe cold weather for a prolonged period of time, we still need to watch out for our pets during the winter months! Here are some tips to help you.
Some dogs are blessed with thick fur that keeps them warm naturally, but dogs with thin coats may need to wear a sweater or a coat when out in the winter weather. A good coat should reach from the neck to the base of the tail, and also protect the belly.
If your dog feels the cold, try to walk them in the late morning or ealy afternoon hours when temperatures are a little warmer. Spend time playing outdoors when it's sunny; sunshine brings the added benefit of providing both you and your pet with vitamin D.
Don't leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops. A good way to judge is to go outside with them and when you're ready to go inside, they should be as well. Provide your pets with warm bedding away from cold tiles and drafts. Heated pet beds can help keep the stiffness out of the joints of older pets as well. Pets will seek out heat during cold weather, so be careful with space heaters and fireplaces to avoid burns.
Pets can dehydrate just as quickly in winter as summer. Keep plenty of fresh water on hand, especially after outdoor play time.
Your dog needs a clean, well groomed coat in the winter to help keep them properly insulated. Dogs can suffer from cracked pads in the winter. If your dog has furry feet, keep the hair that grows between the pads trimmed to prevent ice build up. Winter salt on sidewalks can be irritating to pet's feet, so after walks or outdoor time, rinse or wipe your dog's paws to remove any salt. Call the office and make an appointment with Donna to keep your dogs groomed and looking great!!
Just as cars can get dangerously hot in summer, freezing cold temperatures are equally dangerous for your dogs in winter. Leave your pets at home during extreme weather temperatures, hot or cold.
Be careful with your pets around antifreeze. Pets like the sweet taste of antifreeze, but it can be deadly if ingested. If you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze, seek veterinary attention immediately.
Cold weather can aggravate arthritic conditions in older pets. Try to maintain normal exercise with your arthritic pet, but be careful on slippery surfaces and make sure your older pet has a warm soft rest area to rest after activity.
Don't forget winter cuddles with your pet are a great way to keep warm! Enjoy the winter, and make sure your pets enjoy it too!! ****