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01 Jul 2016

The Summer Heat

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The days are getting longer and hotter. Summer is upon us and all creatures, big and small, are feeling the heat. If you walk outside and instantly notice how warm it is, imagine how your dog or cat must feel. It’s like a human wearing a fur coat outside when it’s 98! The core body temperature of animals is normally higher than humans, but if a dog or cat is exposed to the heat for too long, their body temperatures can rise to a dangerous level very quickly. As often as people hear about the dangers of exercising their pets in the blazing heat of the day, we still see a lot of folks running or biking with their pets. Please be advised that this can be a very dangerous and even fatal decision for your pet. Our animals depend on us to keep them safe and happy, and although your dog may enjoy the exercise, he or she may still succumb to the heat if proper precautions are not taken. We strongly advise that you do not exercise your dog during the hottest parts of the day, but if you do, please be prepared to protect both you and your pet from the dangers of the heat. Follow the link below to find ways that you can prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke in your dog this summer.
https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Warm-Weather-Pet-Safety.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socmed&utm_campaign=facebook
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08 Apr 2016

National Spay Day

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  bigstockphoto_High_Five_596095Today is the last Tuesday of February, which means that today is National Spay Day! Many of    you  probably already have your furry friends spayed or neutered, but if you don’t, you’ll want to  know about  all of the benefits of getting your pet fixed. Of course, one of the biggest reasons is  to  control the  homeless pet population. There are millions of homeless pets that live in the  United  States. By spaying  or neutering your pet, you are doing your part to reduce this number.  There are  also many health  factors that should be considered. Dogs and cats that are spayed  and neutered  have a better chance of  living longer lives.  Animals that are fixed have a reduced  risk of  developing certain types of  reproductive cancers such as uterine and mammary gland  cancer, as  well as a reduced risk of  developing pyrometra (an infection of the uterus). Animals  that are  intact have a higher risk of injury due to their tendency towards aggression, due to  mating habits  or due to territorial behaviors. There are so many more great reasons to  spay/neuter your pet. To  learn more, visit the link below.  If you still have questions, please  call us at 813-259-9698, and you can speak to our knowledgeable staff!

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/why_spay_neuter.html?credit=web_id88387650

08 Apr 2016

Happy Birthday to Seeing Guide Dog Schools

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Luna the labrador with her toy January 29th is National Seeing Guide Dog Birthday. 87 years ago, the first Seeing Eye Dog  School was opened in Tennessee. The opening of the school marked the beginning of a  revolutionary process in which dogs would provide assistance to people with special needs. Guide  dogs aren’t just for the blind; they help people with an array of issues including, but not limited to  PTSD, medical handicaps, and mental handicaps. These special dogs provide people with a sense  of freedom and independence that they may not have without the help of their guide dogs. To learn  more about guide dogs and what you can do to get involved, follow the links below. From all of us  at Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, we wish all of you special guide dogs and the training academies  a very Happy Birthday!

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http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/seeing-eye-guide-dog-birthday/75663

29 Sep 2014

World Rabies Day 2014

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Sunday September 28th marked the 7th annual World Rabies Day

Today, rabies remains a worldwide concern killing more than 55,000 people every year.  Of that, 60% infected are children under the age of 15 living in impoverished rural communities in Africa and Asia.  Rabies is a viral, zoonotic disease transmitted through saliva or tissues from one infected mammal to another.  It attacks the central nervous system which eventually results in death.  This is the deadliest disease on earth with a 99.9% fatality rate.  In human cases, 90% are directly caused from exposure to an infected dog.  Bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes and coyotes are also known to be important reservoirs of the disease.  What can you do???  Vaccinate your pets and keep them away from wildlife that can spread the disease.  RABIES IS 100% PREVENTABLE!  Here at Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, we will donate a rabies vaccine to a dog in Africa for each we administer this week 9/29 – 10/3.  If you would like to donate or learn more about the global problem please visit http://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/  #TogetherAgainstRabies

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07 Feb 2013

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but dental care for your pet is important every day! Periodontal Disease could lead to pain and tooth loss.  Small dogs and Toy Breeds may be more prone to Dental Disease and 70% of cats over 4 have Dental Disease. Did you know you can brush your pet\’s teeth?  Just never use human toothpaste for a pet as it can be toxic.

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If your cat hasn’t left anything in the litter box for one or two days, it may need help getting things moving again. Give us a call so we can get to the BOTTOM of it and help your kitty feel ... See more

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Pet of the Day: TINY!

Tiny is a two year old Miniature Poodle! He's as cute as he is little! We love your fall bandana! 🍂

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