Tilton Veterinary Hospital
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News and Items of Interest from Tilton Veterinary Hospital
Fleas and Tick Control
It's time for action against the bugs! Treat your pet now with Advantix/Advantage or Frontline to avoid fleas, ticks and other bugs.
Call now to hear about our specials--buy 6 get 2 free, or buy 3 get 1 free with Frontline Gold. It's a great time to stock up on flea and tick prevention.
We can offer you helpful hints on critter control, treating your home, and getting ahead of the bugs.
Dental health is as an important aspect of your pet's health as it is in human health. Tartar buildup, gum disease, and bacteria in the mouth can affect heart, lung, kidney and liver function, as well as pain (and bad breath). During your pet's annual wellness check-up, we will examine your pet's teeth and gums and see if a dental cleaning is needed. We will be happy to give you an estimate on a cleaning.
Rabies is a viral disease spread through the saliva of infected animals. It is a DEADLY disease! Because of mandatory vaccinations, rabies has been well controlled for many years. However, because of increasing wildlife contact, pets and people are still at risk. Be sure that your pet is vaccinated at the required intervals as recommended. It is for your safety and your pet's. It is also the law that cats and dogs have regular rabies vaccinations at 1 to 3 year intervals. Please be sure your pet is current!
Lyme disease is on the rise in New Hamshire! This year alone we have had big increase on the number of dogs testing positive for Lyme disease for the first time. It's important to recognise that yearly testing for this disease, vaccination, and tick prevention is important in preventing a sick dog. Like humans, dogs can suffer greatly with Lyme disease. So test your dog each year with Heartworm/Lyme/Erlichia/Anaplasmosis test, watch for any signs of leg/joint pain in your dog, and watch yourselves carefully for any ticks. We not only care about your dog's heath, we care about yours, too.
Be sure your pet is protected against the summer heat. Provide plenty of water, shelter from the sun, and be careful of burned foot pads from hot pavement. When the heat and humidity strikes, dogs can get heatstroke. Avoid extended walks in the extreme heat and watch out for signs of overheating; excessive panting, weakness, difficulty breathing,drooling. This is an emergency!! Contact a veterinary hospital right away. Get animal into a cool area as soon as possible. DO NOT immerse pet in ice cold water-this can cause shock. Cats can also get heatstroke. The best thing you can do for your pet is to avoid overheating in the first place.
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Does your dog have hotspots? Read this hotspot handout!