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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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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