What to Do If Your Dog Gets Skunked
The sun is shining and spring has arrived - but so have wild animals, including skunks.
While skunks are generally gentle, docile creatures, they won't hesitate to spray if they feel threatened or afraid. If you have a dog who likes to sniff around and wander through wooded areas, you should be wary of skunks this spring.
Luckily, you'll likely know right away if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk. You'll probably smell your pet before you see them and, when you do, you're going to want to give them a bath.
Help Jack Get a Diabetic Alert Dog
Just after his second birthday, Jack started experiencing a variety of symptoms that made his parents very nervous. When she brought him to his annual checkup, Jack's mother told his doctor about the symptoms he was experiencing. They sounded a lot like those of Type I diabetes, so the doctor conducted a test and Jack's diagnosis was confirmed.
Although Jack's parents have learned how to manage his diabetes, they'll be the first ones to tell you that giving him "pokeys," as necessary as they are, doesn't get easier - nor does waking up their child in the middle of the night and forcing him to eat to increase his blood sugar. Maintaining a blood sugar within the 80 - 180 range is vital to Jack's continued health. That's why Jack's family is looking to raise money for a diabetic alert dog (DAD).
About Hill's Pet Food Recall
Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.
Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.
Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter
Did you know that cold weather poses serious threats to your pet's health?
Use these tips to keep your pets safe during the cold weather:
Save On Dental Cleanings This January, February, & March
Do you want to save on your pet's dental cleaning?
In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, we're offering 10% off all dental cleanings this January, February, and March. *
Farewell from Dr. Bell
It is with sadness that I write to inform you that I will be leaving Bay View Veterinary Clinic at the end of May 2018. I have made the difficult decision to move closer to my aging parents back home in Florida.
The past three years have provided me with the opportunity to practice veterinary medicine in a fantastic clinic, with wonderful and dedicated staff. I have enjoyed the close relationships formed with clients and the community, but as life sometimes decides, my future lies in a different direction. Dr. Gamm and Dr. Allyson will still be overseeing the clinic while we continue to search for a new associate.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all our clients and staff. It may be veterinary medicine, but people are at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for helping to make my time at Bay View much more than just a job.
Dr. Austin Bell
Get Rebates on the Following Pet Products!
Bay View Veterinary Hospital offers rebates on the following pet parasite preventatives:
Flea & Tick:
Tri Heart Plus
Buy 12 doses, get a $12 rebate
|Frontline Gold (topical)
Buy 3 doses, get 1 free
Buy 6 doses, get 2 free
(8m flea and tick protection)
Protecting your pet from harmful parasties has never been easier! Please call us at 262-363-9993 for more information.