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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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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Pet Dental Month Facts: Did You Know?

red cat brushing teeth with green toothbrush pet dental month
This National Pet Dental Month, learn how to maintain good oral hygiene for your pet.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

Every February, animal hospitals and animal brands around the country celebrate National Pet Dental Month!

Created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Pet Dental Month is an effort to educate the public about the importance of oral health for your pet’s overall wellbeing. Since its creation, National Pet Dental Month has been a yearly call for millions of pet owners to stop into their vet and check on the dental health of their four-legged friend. 

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Celebrate National Pet Dental Month!

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

It’s almost February and that means National Pet Dental Month!!

happy woman holding a dachshund dog while a smiling veterinarian brushes the dog's teeth
National Pet Dental Month promotes good oral hygiene for your furry friend.

Every February, in an effort to bring attention to a crucial part of your pet’s health, the veterinary world participates in National Pet Dental Month; a reminder that proper oral health can make a world of difference to your pet.

To celebrate, Lincolnshire Animal Hospital is offering 10% OFF ALL DENTAL SERVICES** and FREE DENTAL EXAMS WITH OUR TECHNICIANS for the month of February! 

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Is It A Pet Emergency?

pet examination by doctor with stethoscope in veterinary clinic

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

It’s 8:00pm on a Thursday and your dog or cat is starting to act strange. You’re worried that there may be something wrong and you’ve Googled your pet’s symptoms on your smartphone and have read some concerning things. But it’s late, and your vet’s office is closed for the night. Is it really worth it to take your pet to the animal emergency room right now, or do you risk it and wait until your veterinarian is open tomorrow morning?

Can your pet wait that long? Is it a pet emergency?

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