July 21, 2016 St. Augustine and Jacksonville Veterinarian

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Season is in full swing and while we are often reminded to have an emergency plan set in place for our 2 – legged family members we often forget about what we would do with our 4-legged ones in the event of an emergency. Your pet’s disaster kit should include enough food and water for 5 days, food and water bowls, any chronic medications that your pet is taking, an extra collar and leash, bedding, vaccine history, microchip number, a current photo, and a crate or carrier. Be sure to check that your hotel accommodations and / or evacuation shelter are pet friendly.

Want more information? Go to our website www.southeastveterinaryhospital.com or www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

Fire Safety Day July 15th

According to the National Fire Protection Association an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires. Nearly 1,000 of those fire were started by the pets in the household!

Follow the link below to an article published by the American Kennel Club for tips to keep your home and your pets safe from a home fire all year long!

Visit www.akc.org to read the article or for more information.

You can also visit the ASPCA website to request your FREE safety pack that includes a Fire Rescue Window Decal to alert emergency personnel that there is a pet in your home.

www.aspca.org/free-pet-safety-pack

August 15th is National Check the Chip Day!!

Is your pet micro-chipped? Even if they never leave your house or your yard there is no way to predict how an animal will react during times of stress or disaster.

A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that only 22% of the stray animals without microchips were reunited with their owners, while over 50% of pets with a registered microchip were returned home!

Join us on Monday, August 15th starting at 10am to have your pets microchip verified and make sure that you are properly registered. If your pet does not already have a microchip we will microchip your pet without an office visit all day long!! We will have food, door prizes, and other fun things.

New FDA Approved Drug Available for Storm Phobias in Dogs

Sileo if the new drug that is on the market manufactured by Zoetis. It is the only FDA approved drug for canine noise aversion Sileo is a safe, effective, and easy to administer gel. It is non sedating and should be given 30 minutes prior to the thunderstorm or other loud event.
Your pet will need to have had an exam by the doctor in the last 6 months. Each tube costs $35. The dose depends on your pets weight, but can have as many as 12 doses for small dogs.

Visit the Zoetis website for more information:

www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/sileo/

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Latest News

We were fortunate to have helped Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue vet every dog when they were called to rescue 30 dogs from one home.

The dogs have now been dewormed, received shots, and been heartworm tested. Some had skin issues that were also attended to. Then each dog had their toenails clipped and a bath.

Please read the full story here.