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.
Now that Labor Day is over, our thoughts turn to Fall! This time of year means football, crisp air, and colorful foilage! It's a great time to be outside with your pet. For a dog, there is nothing like a romp in the leaves, and for cats, midday sunbeams have never felt better! When it comes to keeping your pet healthy and helping them enjoy Fall to the fullest, here are some tips to keep in mind.
*Watch out for ticks in the Fall. Eliminate their favorite environments, such as leaf and garden litter. Check for ticks frequently, and continute using tick control and repellent products, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
*In addition to ticks, be especially aware of fleas! Fleas that have been living happily outside all summer will be looking for a warm body as we go into the crisp, cool fall days!
*Fall is the time of year when mice, rats and other rodents start to scurry for warmth. Be careful when it comes to mouse traps, as well as rodenticides like rat and mouse poison. Many poisons that are on the market can be very harmful to pets if ingested. Keep a watchful eye on your pets, and put these products well out of reach!
*Cool temperatures mean more energy is needed to stay warm. You may need to increase your pet's food intake - food generates body heat, so pets who spend more time outdoors will need to eat more than in the summer.
*In preparing for winter, people tend to winterize our cars. This often involves changing fluids such as antifreeze, which can be deadly for pets. Part of the problem is ethylene glycol, a substance in antifreeze that has a sweet smell that entices pets to lap it up. Clean up spills immediately, and keep your pets out of the garage area while working on your vehicle.
*Fall and winter mean the holiday season is upon us! Make sure your pets stick to their normal diet, and stay away from the heavy foods and sweets from your holiday table. Rich, high fat foods can cause stomach problems ranging from diarrhea to pancreatitis. Also, no bones from the holiday table, as they present a choking and obstruction hazard to pets!
*Holidays also mean decorations! While you might want to get in the seasonal spirit, be careful with decorative gourds, pumpkins and other fall props so your pets can't get them into their mouths, causing foreign body ingestion.
*If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesiate to call the office....we will be glad to help!!