Dogs vomit occasionally for a variety of relatively benign reasons – to expel something unwanted from their stomach, as a result of gastric irritation or in response to colonic stimulus, for example. Prolonged, unrelenting vomiting or regurgitation, however, can be the sign of a serious condition, anything from head trauma or toxin exposure to pancreatic cancer or gastrointestinal obstruction.
January Product of the Month
Does your dog love rawhides? We have a rawhide available that they will love AND it will help their teeth! Our Dentahex Oral Care Chews are easy to digest, processed without formaldehyde, and are coated with Chlorhexidine that helps protect the teeth from plaque build up. Together the natural abrading action of the rawhide and Chlorhexidine help remove plaque and prevent buildup of tartar forming bacteria. Talk to you staff today about getting a bag of Dentahex Oral Care Chews for your dog today!
Proctor and Gamble has voluntarily recalled certain lots of both IAMS and Eukanuba dry dog and cat food due to a potential for contamination with Salmonella. No reports of illness associated with these lots of pet food have been reported yet. Please check out this link to get the full list of lot numbers of pet food affected by the recall and what to do if you have affected pet food: Pet Food Recall Announcement. If you have any concerns or questions about this recall or if your pet may have eaten any of the affected food, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
Natura Pet announced it is expanding its recall of certain lots of some of its most popular dry dog and cat foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Please click on the following link to see the full list of recalled food: Natura Pet Food Recall List.
If you have any concerns about this food or your pet’s health, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
While there is still plenty of snow out there, the groundhog did not see his shadow this year predicting spring to come early. So in preparation for spring we are offering awesome deals currently on Frontline Plus for cats or dogs! We are price matching Petmeds, Menards and others stores. We are also giving out a free dose when you buy three doses or two free with six doses. Fleas and ticks won’t bother your pet with Frontline Plus on-board.
Follow the links to get more information on these wonderful products to keep our pets safe from flea, tick and mosquito-borne diseases.
How to Keep Pets Safe During a Tornado
Things You’ll Need:
- Kennel or Crate
- Bottled water
- Safe place
- “Pet Inside” stickers
Make an Emergency Plan to Keep Pets Safe During a Tornado
Find a kennel, crate or cage for every animal you have. Buckets work well for fish and turtles. Keep all of the animal carriers together in an easy to get to place inside the house.
Choose the safest room in the house for surviving a tornado. A basement is best or the most interior room of the home, preferably a closet or bathroom. Tell everyone living in the house that this is the safe room for tornadoes.
Make an emergency food supply for the pets in case it is in short supply or hard to get to after the storm. Get pull tab cans or pouches for easy opening, and you can toss in a cheap bowl or paper plates. Pack a collar and leash for each dog or cat as well.
Add an extra gallon or two of water to the family emergency supply. This way there will be plenty to go around.
What To Do When a Tornado Siren Sounds or a Tornado Warning is Issued
Put all pets in cages or carriers and in the safe room when the tornado watch is issued. Animals sense bad weather and will look for a place to hide if they sense it is near. There will probably not be much of an argument from the pets in the safe room where it is quiet.
Get all people to the safe room as soon as a tornado warning is issued or a siren is sounded.
Stay in the safe room for several minutes after the storm, large tornadoes have an eye so more destruction could be coming. After several minutes of silence, carefully open the safe room door.
Leash all pets when outside after a tornado. Power lines could be down and dangerous objects will be littered about everywhere. Do not let pets outside unsupervised.
Tips & Warnings
- Practice the emergency weather plan before bad weather strikes. Get pets used to kenneling or being caged during storms.
- There are only seconds to act before a tornado strikes, so don’t wait to put pets in carriers and get them in the safe room.
We are now offering Alenza as a natural pain relief product for dogs. Alenza contains a mixture of botanical extracts that inhibit the formation of inflammatory molecules from fatty acids. This approach helps keep the fatty acid levels more balanced in your dog for better all around health in your dog. And when inflammatory molecules are kept in check, your dog will feel less pain and be more comfortable making everyone happy. Please call us at 763-574-9892 for further information.
We know you want to protect your pets from diseases with only the best as we do for all members of our family! Check out the great deals we now have on flea and tick products for your dog and cat this spring.
-We have competitive pricing on Frontline Plus and if you buy 3 doses you get 1 free and 6 doses you get 2 free!
- New this year from the makers of Frontline is Certifect for dogs. This is also a flea and tick killing topical product with all the same protection of Frontline that also has a second ingredient that causes ticks to detach and die faster! And besides the great prices for Certifect at Skyline, you can also get a $5 rebate when you buy 3 and $12 rebate when you buy 6! And don’t worry, we will mail in the rebate for you!
- Iverhart will protect your dog and cat from deadly Heartworm disease and we have it at nice prices and you will get a rebate too!
- We recommend you have your dog tested for Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis yearly since both diseases are quite prevalent in Minnesota and can cause devastating effects on your dog. This will let you know if your pet has been exposed and may need treatment. At Skyline we offer the 4Dx test which will test your dog for Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Canine erhlichiosis, all for only $40.99!
Please give us a call at 763-574-9892 to set up an appointment for your pet to get a spring check-up and to stock up on the products you need to keep your pet protected all summer at great prices.
Dog flu, first identified in September 2005, is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a specific Type A influenza virus referred to as a “canine influenza virus.” This is a disease of dogs, not of humans.
The symptoms of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose and fever. However, a small portion of dogs can develop severe disease.
The number of dogs infected with this disease that die is very small. Some dogs have asymptomatic infections (no symptoms) while some have severe infections. Severe illness is characterized by the onset of pneumonia. Although this is a relatively new cause of disease in dogs and nearly all dogs are susceptible to infection, about 80 percent of dogs will have a mild form of the disease.
Canine influenza virus can be spread by direct contact with infected dogs, by contact with contaminated objects and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Dog owners whose dogs are coughing or showing other signs of respiratory disease should not participate in activities or bring their dogs to facilities where other dogs can be exposed to the virus.
Clothing, equipment, surfaces and hands should be cleaned and disinfected after exposure to dogs showing signs of respiratory disease.
Treatment for milder cases of dog flu may include medication to make your dog more comfortable and fluids to ensure that your dog remains well-hydrated. Broad spectrum antibiotics may be prescribed if a secondary bacterial infection is suspected.
What you can do to help protect your pet…
There is now a canine influenza vaccine available at Skyline for $20.99 and is effective for this flu season. It is especially recommended if your dog boards, gets groomed or visits any off-leash park with other dogs. Ask Dr. Speltz about it today at 763-574-9892!