• We are at high risk for fleas and ticks, make sure your dogs and cats are protected with the appropriate medications.
  • Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes. The heartworm lives in the heart, lungs and surrounding blood vessels. While living in your pet they can grow to be 1 foot in length. If treated monthly this disease is 100% preventable.
  • Keep your pets up to date on fecal exams and intestinal de-worming. Hookworms and roundworms are capable to being transmitted to humans!
  • Mosquito repellents containing DEET can be harmful to dogs and cats if they lick or ingest the product. You should also be cautious with “natural” mosquito sprays, they often contain garlic or tea tree oil, both ingredients are toxic to your pet.
  • Dogs are susceptible to sunburn and skin cancers, just as humans are. Usually a dog’s coat and skin pigment provide sufficient sun protection. But sunscreen may be helpful in protecting delicate skin, such as the ears or nose. Consult your veterinarian for the appropriate sunscreen.
  • You need to be cautious when having a pool, not every dog instinctively knows how to swim. If your pet is caught off guard when swimming or being near water, they can panic and struggle to swim. If you are taking your dogs in the pool or lake we would recommend a life vest.