Protect Your Pet From Household Poisons

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National Poison Prevention Week, which was enacted by Congress in 1961, always occurs on the third week in March. This year for 2020, it falls from March 15th to March 21st. But what exactly is the purpose of National Poison Prevention Week? This specific week has been set aside to highlight awareness and prevention of poisoning, and … Read moreProtect Your Pet From Household Poisons

8 Common Myths About Pets and Heartworm Disease

8 Common Myths About Pets and Heartworm Disease

Many myths and misconceptions about heartworm disease in pets make knowing what is true or false a challenge. Fortunately, your veterinarian is a reliable resource when you have questions about your pet’s health. At Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic, we have busted eight myths to help you better understand heartworm disease. Myth 1: Indoor pets are not … Read more8 Common Myths About Pets and Heartworm Disease

Solving Skin Allergies: Why is Your Pet So Itchy?

Solving Skin Allergies: Why is Your Pet So Itchy?

What is an allergy? Like people, pets can develop irritating allergies. However, pets’ allergies seldom manifest as the classic hay fever signs seen in people, but rather as itching, scratching, and hair loss, in addition to watery eyes and sneezing. An allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless environmental substances. Pets … Read moreSolving Skin Allergies: Why is Your Pet So Itchy?

Top 10 Fourth of July Safety Tips for Your Pet

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Spectacular fireworks displays, backyard barbecues, and basking at the beach are perfect ways to celebrate our nation’s birth. All these festivities are fun for people, but can be frightening and even dangerous for our four-legged friends. Here are 10 tips to keep your celebration from turning into a tragedy this Fourth of July.  1: Update … Read moreTop 10 Fourth of July Safety Tips for Your Pet