Pet Vaccines 101: What We Protect Against

veterinarian drawing up vaccines out of a brown glass bottle
Protecting your pets from deadly diseases doesn’t have to be hard. Vaccinating your pet provides the best chances for a happy, healthy life.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

Whether you buy a purebred puppy from a breeder or adopt a senior pet from a shelter, keeping them up-to-date on their vaccinations is critical to the overall health of your animal. Protecting your pet against the common infectious and parasitic diseases ensures you have your four-legged friend for as long as possible. Knowing which diseases we vaccinate your pet against, and understanding the importance of why you shouldn’t let those pet vaccines expire, will ensure you provide the best possible life for your furry friend.

But…what’s with all the vaccines?

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Leash Lies: 6 Behaviors To Stop Today

Don’t get so “wrapped up” by the great Leash Lies that you forget proper pet etiquette.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

We have all heard them: The Great Leash Lies. We may have even been guilty of saying them out-loud. Our pet is approaching someone and those silly words come out before we can even think; “Don’t worry. He’s friendly!”

OK… But, where is his leash??

Regardless of an animal’s outward demeanor, leashing your pet is not only responsible pet parenting, it’s literally required by law. Still though, every year tens of thousands of people end up in emergency rooms with dog bites. Many of those injuries because a pet wasn’t properly secured and/or the owner wasn’t paying close enough attention. Remember, proper pet parenting starts at home. And it begins with recognizing those menacing Leash Lies and fixing them.

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Pet Safe Travel: 5 Road Trip Tips

You can relax and enjoy a road trip with your four-legged friend, too.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

Pet safe travel with your critter doesn’t have to be tricky.

Road trips seem to be absolutely essential to the American way of life. The open road, the wind in your hair, the music up… there are few things better in this author’s opinion. And besides, travel is good for us! It opens our minds and eyes to all the beauty in this wonderful world. It also allows us an opportunity to see how people live outside our own home towns. And who wouldn’t want to bring their four-legged best friend along for an adventure?

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Pet Safe Travel: 5 Flying Tips

Traveling with your companion doesn’t have to be complicated.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

Whether it’s Spring Break, Summer Vacation, or the Winter Holidays, we are always planning and dreaming of the next escape… especially once the travel restrictions begin to lift in a few weeks! Travel is good for us. It opens our minds and eyes to all the beauty in this wonderful world. It also allows us an opportunity to see how people live outside our own home towns. And who wouldn’t want to bring their four-legged best friend along?

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It’s National Pet ID Week!

It’s time to update that collar and tag… It’s National Pet ID Week!

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

National Pet ID Week is April 19-25, 2020 and now is the perfect time to make sure your pet is safe!

It’s National Pet ID Week and Lincolnshire Animal Hospital wants you to think about updating your pet’s tags. A lost or stolen pet is devastating, and the overall odds of it happening to you, unfortunately, can be pretty good.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

Teaching children how to properly approach an animal can greatly reduce the risk of a bite.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

ANY DOG CAN BITE.

Just because a dog looks small and harmless, doesn’t mean it is. Even the most sweet and loving of animals can bite or snap if provoked. What’s more scary – some owners actually promote aggression in their dogs or allow aggression to go unchecked. This often leaves well-intentioned folks injured or worse.

Do you know how to prevent a dog bite?

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April is for Heartworm Awareness

small dog getting examined on by a female veterinarian
Heartworm disease might be serious, but it doesn’t have to be scary.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

April means Springtime: baby animals learning how to forage, birds chirping in the trees, the days growing noticeably longer and warmer, and of course…BUGS.

Springtime means bugs. But more specially, it means mosquitoes. Those nasty, blood-sucking spawns of Dracula that do nothing but cause itching and discomfort. They’re awful and always happy to spoil a party. However, thanks to modern bug repellents, humans have been able to limit their exposure to these little devils.

But what about our pets?

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Lincolnshire Animal Hospital: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

March 18, 2020

UPDATE FOR OUR CLIENTS: NEW PROTOCOLS

Lincolnshire Animal Hospital recognizes the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely and compliantly during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  At this time, Lincolnshire Animal Hospital is updating their Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocol based on CDC guidelines.

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Toxic Treats: What You Need to Know

You might want to reconsider sneaking Buddy those table scraps.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

The ASPCA Poison Control Center handled more than 200,000 cases in 2018 concerning potential poisonings and toxic treats.

We’ve all done it. Your fur-baby is sitting next to your chair, those big eyes fixated on YOUR dinner plate. The anxious shift of the feet as they wait patiently for a reward for being such a good boy or girl. We don’t even think about it. We pick up a juicy cut of meat or a cheesy lump of whatever and toss it down to the eagerly awaiting critter. No big deal, right?

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Poison Prevention Awareness: The Basics

pitbull dog in a plastic vet collar not feeling well
Potential toxins are everywhere. Don’t find out the hard way – know what to look for and how to avoid it.

by: MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, bringing attention to many of the toxins and dangers that may lurk, unknowingly, in your home.

It’s that time of year – Poison Prevention Awareness! The third week of March was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as National Poison Prevention Week. For nearly 60 years, our government uses this time to educate the public on how to recognize, and protect against, poisonous substances. Over the years, Poison Prevention Awareness has unofficially expanded to the entire month of March, and now includes both humans and animals.

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