Now that summer is finally here, you and your pet can spend more time outdoors enjoying all that the season has to offer. Like the other three seasons, summer presents unique safety challenges for our companion animals. The good news is that you can enjoy a wonderful summer with your pet by taking a few simple precautions recommended by our Critter Care Animal Clinic veterinarians.
Vaccine clinics are becoming more popular in our area. They claim to be cheaper than a regular vet clinic and are more convenient than scheduling an appointment. In reality, they can end up costing you more money! Most of our vaccines are actually cheaper. We do charge an office call of $19.00 with each visit ($13 for additional pets). This charge covers things like our building expenses (lights, heat, water, insurance, etc) as well as staff time involved in the visit. We do NOT charge an exam fee as well with a routine vaccine visit.
As a pet owner, you look forward to the warmer spring weather because it means you can finally spend more time outdoors with your furry friend. Unfortunately, it also means more exposure to environmental hazards for your dog or cat. This requires awareness of these dangers and active steps on your part to help your pet avoid them.
Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae, are microscopic in size and located in ponds, streams, and freshwater lakes. They can be extremely toxic to dogs, cats, horses, birds, and cows. Diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, breathing difficulty, skin and mucous membrane discoloration, and disorientation are some of the most serious symptoms associated with blue-green algae. Severe poisoning can cause death, so it’s essential to contact your veterinary team at Critter Care Animal Clinic immediately if you suspect that your pet has ingested this, or if your pet is exhibiting any symptoms.
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Critter Care Animal Clinic
2734 Calumet Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53083