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General Pet Care

General Pet Care
Pet Dental Care


With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral-disease, most importantly periodontal or gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar, has become the number-one health problem for both dogs and cats. It’s estimated that without proper dental care 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will show signs of oral disease by age three. This educational handout can help ensure that your pets can have healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives.

Common Household Dangers


Just as parents ‘childproof’ their home, so should pet owners ‘petproof’ theirs. Four legged members of the family, like infants and small children, are naturally curious and love to explore their environment with their paws, claws, and mouths. But they can’t know what’s dangerous and what is not …, so it’s up to you to make your home a safe haven. This handout can help ensure that your pet enjoys a long, happy and accident-free life in your care.

International Pet Travel Information


If you will be travelling internationally with your pet, you will need to obtain an International Pet Health Certificate, also known as the USDA APHIS Form 7001. This health certificate can only be obtained by having your pet examined by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. All veterinarians at Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic are UDSA-accredited.

Pre- and Post Operation


Due to illness, disease or trauma, your pet may one day require surgery. While always stressful (for both you and your pet) there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow that will make the process as complication-free as possible. This educational handout provides Pre-Surgical and Post-Surgical instructions that can help put your pet on the fast road to recovery.

Ticks and Fleas


Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny creatures have at least one thing in common – they are both parasites that feed on your dog’s or cat’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems. This educational handout provides information on fleas and ticks and treatments that can prevent parasites.