We all know that not all children walk or crawl on two legs… some have FOUR! Saturday, May 14th is National Dog Mom Day! This is the day we take to celebrate all those wonderful moms that vacuum up the shedding, wipe the muddy paw prints on their pants, & dodge the slobbery kisses. So … Continue reading HAPPY DOG MOM DAY
In honor of National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day, we have put together a how-to guide for making a pet first aid kit! We also cover emergency financial assistance, quick tips, pet insurance, & more!
This week, May 1-7, is National Pet Week®, which is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. Find out how you can celebrate your pets – and make sure they're getting the veterinary care they need – by visiting avma.org/PetWeek. Sunday: Choose Well, Commit for … Continue reading IT IS NATIONAL PET WEEK!
April is Heartworm Prevention Month! But how do you know if your dog needs it? We have found a handy flowchart to help with your decision! The short answer is YES!! EVERY SINGLE DOG NEEDS HW PREVENTION! But what if my dog is an indoor-only dog? This is a reasonable question! However, if we really … Continue reading DOES MY DOG NEED HEARTWORM PREVENTION?
We have all heard about heartworm prevention but is it really important? The short answer is YES! Not only is Oklahoma an extremely high-risk state, but when left untreated, heartworm disease leads to heart failure and death! Read more to find out the symptoms, how you can test your pet, & more!
All of us at SMAH would love to wish Dr. Mrs, Boomer a very happy birthday!! Dr. Alisa Boomer is the wife of Doc Dustin Boomer, our in-clinic vet! She is also a small animal vet and is our resident ultrasound & x-ray expert! A woman of many talents, she is also in charge/creator of … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dr. Mrs. Boomer!!
Think you know it all about heartworms? Check your knowledge below! Keep an eye put for more heartworm prevention tidbits this April!
Winter is approaching, well, sort of, but it is still very important to keep your animals on flea/tick prevention! Certain ticks, such as the Blacklegged or Deer tick, survives well-below freezing temperatures by hiding in homes, piles of leaves, and on their hosts. They are extremely common in Oklahoma (see map below) and cause some nasty tick diseases.
As a dedicated pet parent, you want to give your fur baby the best life possible, and taking care of your pet’s health and wellness is a huge part of that. You know that the ultimate health resource is your veterinarian – but how do you make the most of your time together?
PET POISON PREVENT MONTH IS HERE! Just like with babies, there are a lot of substances (ie medications, allergens, etc) that can pose a health risk to our fur babies! We will be updating you on some common household poisons and how to handle them! Keep an eye out for our upcoming info!