Dog Bites “The Facts”

Dog bites send nearly 368,000 victims to hospital emergency departments per year (1,008 per day).  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs. (Centers for Disease Control, Dog Bite Prevention, accessed May 20, 2013.) 16,476 dog bites to persons aged 16 [...]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

All dogs even nice ones can bite.  It is proven each year as millions and millions of dog bites are recorded. The best way to prevent it is through education. Each year during the 3rd week of May, we focus on dog bite prevention.  In Montgomery County alone there are a reported 1500-1600 dog bites annually. [...]

I Still Have Fleas

Did you hope that your flea problem would end with the cold weather?  Unfortunately, fleas are determined to stay alive even when weather conditions outside are less than ideal. So where do the fleas live?  Fleas may be hiding inside or outside without you even knowing it.  Inside they can be found hiding in your [...]

Flip the Lip

Flip the Lip  It is important, as pet parents, that we "flip the lip" of our dog or cat.  This will help to determine if your pet is at risk for periodontal disease which occurs when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Here are some tips: 1. “Flip the lip" when your pet is at [...]

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