Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are still out and we have the protection your pet needs to stay safe outside this fall. We have chewable tablets to prevent heartworm and other internal parasites for both cats and dogs with rebates on each. We also have Frontline Plus, the topical liquid, to protect your cat and dog from fleas and ticks with free doses when you buy 3 or 6 doses. And for dogs we also now have NexGard, chewable flea and tick protection from the makers of Frontline Plus. NexGard kills the dog tick, deer tick (carries Lyme Disese) and lone star tick so your dog will be covered this summer in the woods even if you don’t want to put on a liquid topical medication. We can also price match other companies just bring in a print out of what product and the price. Ask us about these and other products we have to help keep your pets safe this summer and fall.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella. While the suspected food was only distributed to stores in Hawaii, Nevada and California, we want you to be aware of this in case you travel there or know anyone who lives there that may use this food. Please follow this link to find out more information on the recall. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
Pro-Pet pet food company has issued a voluntary recall on certain dry dog and cat foods. There was a two day window in which the pet food produced may have been contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no reports of illness as of today but people should be aware of this issue. Please check out the FDA’s posting of this recall for complete information on what brands and lots are recalled. If you have any concerns about this or if your pet has consumed any of the recalled product and you have any health concerns for your pet, please call us at 763-574-9892.
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!
Well, when we went out with the old x-ray equipment and in with the new digital system, we were able to clean out our dark room for developing x-rays. Not only is it great to be rid of all the chemicals that are needed to process x-rays, the staff doesn’t mind not going into the near pitch black to work on them either! Left with an empty room, we decided to turn it into closet for those products we always need to save us time from going into the storage in back for them. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.
We have now switched over to completely digital x-rays in the whole building. This wonderful upgrade in equipment will allow us to take better pictures of your animals and also to send the images to other offices quickly and easily. For our staff this also means no more dark room working to develop the x-rays and hope they come out – we know immediately how they look which means less waiting for you and your pet for results. Please feel free to ask us about our new system next time you are in, we are happy to show it off!
A calf in Sterns County (the Saint Cloud area) was diagnosed positive for rabies on October 10th, 2013 after showing signs of bellowing, being off feed and aggression. The good news in this situation was that no people involved in the case were recommended to receive post exposure prophylaxis and the dog on the premises was vaccinated for rabies already. A great example of how vaccinating your pets and taking precautions when working with animals showing unusual behavior such as aggression is very important for everyone’s safety.
Recently a horse in Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota was noticed to be lethargic, disoriented and circling. The animal’s health continued to decline and was euthanized on Oct. 1st and tested positive for rabies. Bats and skunks continue to be the common wildlife that carry and spread the rabies virus in Minnesota. To date, all domestic animals that have tested positive have been large animals. But this doesn’t mean our smaller furry friends are not at risk so please make sure your cats’ and dogs’ rabies vaccines are up to date since this is a disease we don’t get a second chance with. To see the full report on this case as provided by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, please follow this link: MN BAH Rabies Alert. If you have any questions about your pet’s rabies vaccine status, please call us at 763-574-9892.
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 Products has recalled another group of specific lots of dry pet food of the Innova, EVO, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature pet food brands due to possible Salmonella contamination. If you have purchased any of these brands of pet foods recently, please check out the FDA’s press release.