Reports of the Canine Flu Virus being in Minnesota have now been confirmed. Friday, June 19th, the Animal Humane Society in St. Paul has confirmed that one of their dogs has come up positive for the virus. Currently they are working on testing and treating all dogs that may have been exposed to the infected dog. To read more about the case at the St. Paul Animal Humane Society please click here.
Here at Skyline Veterinary Hospital we are recommending that if your pet(s) are showing any signs of coughing, fever, sneezing, or upper respiratory infection that you call (763-574-9892) and make and appointment and possibly have your pet tested for the Canine Flu. We are also recommending that you keep your dog up-to-date on Distemper (DHPP) and Rabies vaccines, as well as considering getting the Bordetella vaccine (for Kennel Cough) if your pet leaves your house and is around other pets. The Canine Flu is very contagious and we recommend that you keep your dogs out of dog parks and away from large groups of dogs where you do not know the health and/ or vaccine status of the other dogs.
For more information of the Canine Flu Virus please click here.
If you have any questions please call our staff at 763-574-9892
Algae is common in our lakes and rivers, but at high levels a type called Blue-Green Algae can form and make people and our pets sick. If you see algae in the water and it looks “pea soupy” and has a smell keep out of the water. Blue- Green Algae can cause a fever, vomiting, irritation to skin, eyes, and nasal passages. If you or your pet have come in contact with Blue- Green Algae contact your doctor or veterinarian. For more information on Blue- Green Algae click here.
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.
We also have rebates on Certifect, Iverhart and Heartgard which is also price-matchable. You must provide a printed ad price to price match the same identical product and quantity to qualify.
Follow the links to get more information on these wonderful products to keep our pets safe from flea, tick and mosquito-borne diseases.
Congratulations to our Halloween Contest Winners!
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.