We want to Congratulate Dr. Ken Speltz on 50 years of practicing! Thank you for all the care you have given patients over the years!
Next time you are in please congratulate Dr. Ken Speltz on this milestone!
Easter brings flowers, but please remember they can be toxic to our beloved pets!
Spring is here! Remember to start your pet’s flea and tick preventive and the heartworm preventative.
If you still need to pick up you supply we have them all stocked in the clinic with great rebates!
We now have a therapeutic laser! Therapeutic Laser treatments are able to help reduce the inflammation, reduce redness, and reduce the pain and help the healing process! Treatments can be used in many insistence’s such as dental extractions, hot spots, arthritis, surgical incisions, etc. Our certified trained technicians administer treatments in just a few short minutes. Talk to our doctors or technicians today on how it could benefit your pet!
Leaving your pets in the car does not seem harmless as you quick run into the store. However it can be very dangerous for your pet. With the windows cracked in 80 degree weather it can heat up to 99 degrees in 10 minutes!
Check out this article for more information about the dangers of leaving your pet in a car.
Tularemia was confirmed in a cat from Dakota County (Apple Valley area) on October 19, 2015. Tularemia is a zoonotic disease (can affect a wide range of animals and humans) that is caused by a bacteria called Francisella tularensis. Tularemia can be transmitted by horseflies, ticks and through contact with infected animals (though it is not transmitted person- to- person). Dogs are relatively resistant to the infection, however, cases have been reported. Cats that are outdoor or outdoor/indoor cats are at higher risk and can get infected with tularemia after hunting an infected rodent or rabbit, however, tularemia has been reported in indoor cats that have no obvious exposure. Clinical signs in animals are usually high fever, lethargy, lymphadenopathy and ulcerations of the tongue and palate. This cat is only the seventh cat to be reported in Minnesota since 2008 but the third case of tularemia in Minnesota this year. Humans can also acquire tularemia, though it is not transmitted person-to-person. The incubation period for tularemia in humans is generally 2-5 days (range, 2-14 days). Acute symptoms include sudden onset of fever, chills, joint and muscle pain, headache and nausea. Please consult your healthcare provider and notify MDH if you have symptoms consistent with tularemia and have recently cared for a suspect tularemia patient.
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
Canine Flu outbreak has been in news recently. We want you to know that no case have been reported in Minnesota, this is good news! Keeping your pets up to date on vaccines and keeping them out of the dog parks where infections can easily spread from one to another are some good ways to help protect your pet.
Here are a few links with more information on the Canine Flu.
Please call us if you have any questions or concerned about your pet, we are happy to help.
Chocolate Toxicity in pets can be a dangerous thing and around Halloween we need to be extra cautious as we have chocolate candy stocked up for the trick-o-treaters. Please be cautious about your pet getting into the chocolate and if they do please give us a call immediately. For more information check out these websites on chocolate toxicity in Dogs and Cats.