Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How Does Laser Surgery Benefit Your Pet?

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Is your pet in need of surgery?  

As a pet owner, you always want to make sure that your furry friend is receiving the best veterinary care with the most advanced medical technology.  That's why we utilize CO2 surgical lasers at Bregman Veterinary Group.  

Here are just a few of the benefits surgical lasers have for your pet.

Benefits of Laser Surgery:
  • Pets are More Comfortable - Since the CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, your pet will experience minimal discomfort.  The laser seals small blood vessels, reducing the amount of bleeding
  • Reduced Risk of Infection - Laser beams efficiently kill bacteria.  This sterilizes the area and reduces the risk of infection from the surgery.
  • Faster Recovery Time - Since your pet has a lower risk of infection and there is less bleeding, your pet will heal and recover from laser surgery more quickly than they would after a standard surgical procedure.
Laser surgery is used in many general surgery procedures, including traumatic wound debridgement, perianal tumors, tumor bed ablations, mast cell tumors, deep mass removal, enterotomy and more.

Visit our website to learn more about the benefits laser surgery can have for your pet.  You can also contact our office directly with any questions you have about how you can improve your pets health.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Learning the Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke

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Are you enjoying the warm summer weather?

Sunny days are perfect for spending time outdoors with your pets, but remember to enjoy the summer safely.  Provide your pet with plenty of shade and water if you know that you will be spending a lot of time outside, especially during the hottest part of the day.

Keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of heat stroke this summer.

Heat Stroke Symptoms:

  • Panting
  • Dehydration
  • Drooling
  • Increased Body Temperature
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Reddened Gums
  • Black Stools
Check out this article for more symptoms of heat stroke and how to prevent your pet from overheating this summer!  You can also contact our office with any questions you have about how to better protect your pet against heat stroke.



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pool Safety Tips for Pets

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Are you enjoying the beautiful summer weather?  Swimming pools are a great way to enjoy the sunshine, while staying cool.  Here are a few ways to make sure you and your pets are safely enjoying the weather poolside.

Swimming Pool Safety:

  • Always Supervise Pets - Not all dogs are good swimmers.  Never leave your pet unsupervised around water.
  • Don't Let Them Drink Pool Water - Provide pets with a clean bowl of fresh water outside so that they won't be tempted to drink the pool water.  Chlorine and other chemicals can leave your pet with a belly ache.
  • Buy a Life Vest - If you love spending time in and around water, it might be a good idea to invest in a dog life vest.  These life vests provide extra buoyancy so that your dog can stay afloat.
  • Put A Fence Around the Pool - Pool fences are important for homeowners that cannot supervise pets when they are in the backyard.  This will help keep dogs out of the pool area when you're not around.
Check out this article for more pool safety tips.  Contact our office if you have any questions and enjoy the weather safely this summer!


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Friday, June 19, 2015

How to Safely Remove Ticks

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Do you love spending time outdoors with your pets?  Don't forget to check them for ticks!  

Pet owners should check their pets for ticks daily, especially after spending time outdoors.  If you do find a tick on your dog or cat, don't panic!  These tips will help you get rid of the tick quickly and safely at home.

How to Remove Ticks:
  1. Keep Your Pet Calm- Before you remove the tick, you want to make sure that your pet feels calm and comfortable.
  2. Find a Pair of Tweezers- Fine tipped tweezers are the most effective at removing ticks. 
  3. Grasp the Tick - Grasp the tick with the tweezers as close to the surface of your pet's skin as possible.  Then, pull upward with steady, even pressure.  Try to avoid twisting or jerking motions - this can make it difficult to remove the entire tick.  If the tick does break off, remove the rest with clean tweezers.
  4. Clean the Area - After the tick has been removed, clean the area with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.
If you have any questions about how to prevent or remove ticks this summer, contact our office!  Our experienced veterinarians will help make sure that ticks are removed safely.  We even offer preventative treatments that help keep your pet parasite-free. 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How to Keep Pets Cool on Hot Days

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We are loving the warm summer weather!  Now that you will be spending more time outside with your pets in the upcoming months, here are a few tips to help keep your pets cool as you enjoy time outdoors.

How to Keep Pets Cool:

  • Take Walks in the Morning/Evening - While walks keep pets healthy, we recommend taking your pet for a walk during hours when they have access to shade.  The sidewalk can get hot in the afternoon.  Walk your pet in the morning or evening instead!
  • Provide Access to Shade - If you do find yourself outdoors during the daytime with your pet, make sure that you provide them a shady place to hide from the sun.  
  • Stay Hydrated - Make sure that your pets have access to plenty of fresh, clean water on hot days - especially if they are spending time outdoors.  It's easy for pets to become dehydrated while they pant to cool down.
  • Offer a Frozen Treat - Give your pet some frozen ice cubes to lick to stay cool.  They even make specialty dog ices and ice creams that your pet can enjoy as a treat on hot days.
Check out this article for more tips on keeping your pet cool this summer.  


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Monday, June 8, 2015

5th Avenue Cat Clinic Street Festival!

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On May 17th, 5th Avenue Cat Clinic set up a booth to help promote their new special - a $25 office exam!  

The staff handed out free dental food samples and brochures.  Along with the samples, they handed out key chains, stickers, bandannas, food measuring cups, bubbles and crayons for the kids.  A handful of people entered the raffle to win a free office exam and vaccines.  It was a great turn out and the staff had a blast out there with the neighboring stores, promoting the small businesses in the area.  

Check out photos from the event below!








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Thursday, June 4, 2015

How to Fly Safely with Your Pets

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Planning a summer vacation?  If you are looking to bring your pet with you on your getaway, these tips can help make sure that your flight goes smoothly.

Tips for Flying with Pets

  • Book Your Flight Early - Each airline has it's own requirements when it comes to traveling with pets.  Check for each airline's requirements.  Don't buy your ticket until you have confirmed with the airline that there is a seat available for your furry friend.
  • Visit the Vet - Make an appointment at one of our offices before you leave for your vacation.  It's important to make sure that all of your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date.  This is especially true if you are flying outside of the continental United States.
  • Provide Comfortable Accommodations - Buy a carrier that your pet feels comfortable in and will fit under the seat on your flight.  Carriers should be big enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down comfortably in.  Check the restrictions of the airline before traveling.  
  • Prepare for Your Trip - You should feed your pet about four hours before the flight.  This gives them time to digest and go to the bathroom before the trip.  You should also give your pet some time to exercise before heading to the airport.

Check out this article for more flying tips and contact our office if you have any questions about how to safely travel with your pet this summer.  If you aren't comfortable bringing your pet with you while you're away, we offer boarding facilities!  We even offer feline-only boarding that provides your cat with a comfortable and relaxing environment until you return.

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