August is National Service Dog Dental Month
In honor of the service dogs in our community, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is participating in a special dental program that gives service dogs a complimentary oral health screening exam. The goal is to identify any issues that might be affecting these dogs’ oral comfort and health. The program allows service dog groups including seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs, and certified therapy dogs. Animals must be active working dogs that are certified by a local or regional organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. Owners/handlers must first register the dog through an online form before making an appointment with us or another participating provider. For more information, or to register a dog, visit the American Veterinary Dental College at http://www.avdc-dms.org/dms/content/servicedogexam.cfm
Preventing Heat Stroke
Hot summer weather is upon us. Learn how to prevent heat stroke in your pet. This is a serious, life-threatening issue and we want all animals to be safe! Click here.
I-131 therapy is now available for cats with hyperthyroidism.
Click here to learn more.
Pet Food Recalls (May 8, 2012)
Here are links to the latest pet food recalls that are affecting diets manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods in South Carolina.
Information about the specific products involved can be found at http://diamondpetrecall.com/ and details on the human cases that have been linked to this recall can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/dog-food-05-12/index.html
Worms & Germs
If the latest information on the pet food recall has you confused, check out this blog. It is the Worms & Germs Blog run by Dr. Scott Weese at the University of Guelph (http://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/). Dr. Weese and his group have published the majority of the work on zoonotic disease and food-borne pathogens for pets.