Dental care is an important and oft overlooked portion of animal health care. As our patients are living longer lives with improved medicine and care, oral health can become especially important in a patient's later years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is evaluating spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control due to recent increasing reports of adverse reactions in pets treated with these products.
EXCITING NEWS FROM WESTGATE PET CLINIC:
Starting April 21st, and every 3rd Tuesday of the month thereafter, Westgate Pet Clinic is presenting the series "An Evening With The Veterinarian".
The lectures, which will be held from 7:30-8:30PM at our clinic, will present topics that are of common concern to pet owners. Refreshments will be served.
Following is a list of scheduled lectures. Please call our reception desk for additional information.
APRIL 21ST: Feline Inappropriate Urination - Dr. Teresa Hershey
MAY 19TH: Pet Dental Care - Dr. Brek Perry
JUNE 16th: Hyperthyroidism In Cats - Dr. Rhonda Downie
JULY21st: The Scoop On Poop - Dr. Carolyn Karlin
AUGUST 18th: Endoscopy and Laparoscopy - Dr. Erik Melin
SEPTEMBER 15TH: Skin Problems/Allergies - Dr. Heather Norton Bower
OCTOBER 20TH: Pet Insurance - Dr. Bennett Porter III
NOVEMBER 17TH: Common Household Hazards - Dr. Teresa Hershey and Dr. Olivia Mirodone
JANUARY 19TH: Chronic Kidney Failure In Cats - Dr. Deb Reed
Salmonella infections in people have been in the news a great deal recently.
A recent study done on the effects of Parvovirus on the gray wolves in Minnesota concluded that the virus may possibly kill as many as 40-60% of all wolf puppies. Very young puppies, and sometimes adolescent canids are the most vulnerable to this disease.