Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

PLEASURES OF CEDAR PET CLINIC

Dr. Baillie with Fiona and Pawo
It takes a quick hand on the camera shutter... quicker than we had available when Dr. Baillie held up twelve-week-old Himalayan kittens Fiona and Pawo for the camera.   Wriggling kittens are definitely one of the pleasures of Cedar Pet Clinic!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASURES OF CEDAR PET CLINIC

Pleasures of Cedar Pet Clinic



Some days, backstage at Cedar, are filled with puppies. Here, Dr. Olson hefts a contented and cuddly Molly, a golden retriever in for a checkup.  We like to handle puppies at a young age, and always give them lots of love, so that they'll be happy to come to the vet when they get a little older.  Our pleasure, too!  

FROM OUR VETS: Keep up with the tick protection!

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Dr. Noemi Plantz reminds us that it's easy this time of year to start to forget about tick protection for our pets, with the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder.   But fall is another time that many species of ticks are actively reproducing and, in turn, attaching to dogs and transmitting disease.  According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), many tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the United States, and Minnesota is a high risk area due to our high population of deer.  

The three most prevalent tick-borne diseases in our area are Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia.  THe CAPC estimates that one out of sixteen dogs tested in American will test positive for Lyme disease, but that number is one out of twelve in Minnesota.  Similarly, for Anaplasma, one out of twenty-eight dogs tested in America will be positive, whereas one out of thirteen dogs in Minnesota will be positive.  Symptoms of tick-borne diseases can be vague and include decreased appetite and energy, vomiting, diarrhea and/or painful joints.  Signs usually present five to ten days after the tick has been attached.  A blood test will show if your pet has been exposed and most animals improve/recover fully, but only when antibiotic therapy is started right away.  

The CAPC and the veterinarians at Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo recommend year round flea and tick preventative, specifically Frontline Plus.  If you hae questions, or fell that your pet may have been exposed to a tick-borne disease, please call us to schedule an appointment.  

 

 

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