Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital

HOT WEATHER TIPS FOR YOUR PET!!!

By Donna Desrosier / April 23, 2015 / Comments Off on HOT WEATHER TIPS FOR YOUR PET!!!

HOT WEATHER HAS ARRIVED – HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FURRY CHILDREN HAPPY AND WELL THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS. *PETS CAN GET DEHYDRATED VERY QUICKLY SO IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO FRESH, CLEAN WATER.  BE SURE THAT THERE IS A SHADY PLACE FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF…

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FLEAS

By Donna Desrosier / April 10, 2015 / Comments Off on FLEAS

Flea  Season Is Upon Us–Time to Protect your pets! The sunny, warm weather here in Florida is no doubt something we all enjoy, including fleas! Fleas thrive in warm, humid environments with temperatures around 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.  Dogs play host to the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), whose dark brown or black body is usually one…

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MICROCHIPS: THE EVOLUTION OF PET IDENTIFICATION

By Donna Desrosier / February 20, 2015 / Comments Off on MICROCHIPS: THE EVOLUTION OF PET IDENTIFICATION

PASSION FOR PETS   MICROCHIPS:  THE EVOLUTION OF PET IDENTIFICATION   In the 1980’s I had my first experience with microchips as an identification of Emus. These large flightless birds were hard to tell apart and leg bands were dangerous to apply and hard to read. I started placing microchips in the tail tissue and…

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