What’s the BUZZ

HERE’S THE SCOOP ON POOP…

INTESTINAL PARASITES

It’s important to have your pet’s poop checked 2x yearly and particularly during this season due to increased rain fall, stagnant water and contaminated soil and additionally if your pet is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

+Diarrhea with or without blood

+Weight loss

+Vomiting

+Lethargy

+Lack of appetite

+Hiding (for cats)

Be sure to bring in a sample (if possible) when
making an appointment for your pet!

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Dog Flu

Have you heard that the dog flu crept onto Long Island? It is very contagious between dogs. If you board, bring your pet to a groomers or park, we will be happy to protect your dog with the vaccine that covers both known types! Our promotion will last the summer, but start your pet’s protection now for $80 and receive 10$ off the visit.

Lazy staffordshire terrier puppy wrapped in plaid snoozes in comfortable bed and relaxes

Symptoms to look out for –

-Cough

-Sneezing

-Runny nose

-Nasal Discharge

-Loss of Appetite

-Lethary

-Fever

There has been 36 cases in Brooklyn and 3 in NYC, now we are seeing cases diagnosed in Long Island!

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SPRINGING INTO PREVENTION

HEARTWORM DISEASE

Spring is parasite season and it is so important to keep your pet well protected. Dr. Gower recommends the use Proheart 6 or Heartgard for dogs and Revolution for cats for year-round protection because we love our pets!

Ask at your next visit which preventive is best for your dog

Cats need protection too! Protection against fleas & parasitic bugs which easily pass through screens on windows and porches where our friends love to sit! Protection against exposure to outside elements carried in by shoes, sandals, etc. which our friends love to rub up against! What’s our best line of defense?

Revolution!

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ILLEGAL ONLINE PET PHARMACIES – Buyer Beware!

There are many illegal pet pharmacies online offering amazing deals. But what you see isn’t always what you get.

According to the FDA, for every reputable internet site selling pet medicines, there are many others breaking Federal, State and even International laws by dispensing counterfeit, outdated, mislabeled, incorrectly formulated, or improperly made or stored drugs.

Illicit medicines may not contain the actual drug, may contain contaminants or the incorrect amount of drug, and may not have the proper directions for use. These drugs may not work as well due to age or improper storage in conditions that were too hot, cold, or humid.

By ordering prescriptions directly through your pet’s veterinary office you can count on your vet having the appropriate, top-flight medicines on-hand, without waiting or worrying about the quality of the medicine you have purchased.