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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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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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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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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Winter Weather Pet Tips

Snow is starting to fall and winter is here. Protect Spot with our Winter Weather Pet Tips.

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

Cold, chilly, and wet weather is everywhere this time of year! Did you know that the cold can be just as dangerous to your pets as the heat, if not worse?

Lincolnshire Animal Hospital wants to help remind you of a few Winter Weather Pet Tips that will help your four-legged friend in the cold.

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Planning a Pet Safe Holiday Season

Keeping your pets safe doesn't have to be tricky. Follow Lincolnshire Animal Hospital's tips for a Pet Safe Holiday Season.
Keeping your pets safe this holiday season doesn’t have to be tricky.

Follow Lincolnshire Animal Hospital’s Helpful Tips and Tricks to Planning the Perfect Pet Safe Holiday Party!

by MANDI BROADBENT, CSR

It’s that time of year again… the wonderful holiday season!

No matter what you celebrate – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas – these festive days are full of welcome guests, rich foods, sparkly decorations, and delicious desserts. More often than not, these days also include a busy host who may be a little distracted making sure there is plenty of food and seating, cleaning the house guests, and setting dinner tables… and not always paying attention to Fido or Fluffy. Lincolnshire Animal Hospital would like to help you take the stress out of the holidays with these helpful tips to planning a pet safe holiday season:

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