For more information, check out the Lake Superior Zoo website: http://lszoo.org/zoohappenings.html
With Easter right around the corner we can look forward to baskets full of candy, easter decorations, the easter bunny, and dogs and cats in cute bunny ears.
But with all that we can also expect to see fake grass in the easter baskets, chocolate and Xylitol (a sweetener found in many candies), and easter plants such as the lily.
To learn about how these Easter related items may be harmful to your pet click here.
If you want to learn more about other cat and dog poisons click here to read our blog about National Poison Prevention Week.
Have you suddenly found yourself without a car? Does your pet need to see a vet?
It can be difficult to find transportation that will allow your dog or cat. The DTA is there to help! The DTA allows dogs, cats, and birds on the bus so long as they are in a secure cage or carrier. This carrier must fit on the riders lap or on the floor between seats (not in the aisle).
Also, service animals are allowed to accompany people with disabilities on to the bus so long as they are appropriately leashed.
So don't forget that the DTA is an option if you need to get your pet to and from appointments.
Find out more about the DTA here: http://www.duluthtransit.com/
Today is National Puppy Day, check out these great ways to celebrate the puppies in your life: http://huff.to/ZcOz7h
It is National Poison Prevention Week which was first established by Congress in September 1961. It is one of the longest continuously running, health and safety campaigns in the United States. The goal of this special week is to create a nationwide awareness about the risk of injury or death due to poisoning.
Pet parents can use this special week as an opportunity to assess the items in your home and garden environment that may be hazardous to your pets. We all love our pets and don't want them getting into anything that could make them sick. Here is a list of the top 10 poisons for dogs and cats.
2.Insect bait stations
3.Rodenticides (i.e., mouse and rat poison)
5.Xylitol-containing products (i.e., sugar-free gums and candies)
6.Ibuprofen (Advil®or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)
7.Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
8.Silica gel packs
9.Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs
2.Canine pyrethroid insecticides (topical flea and tick medicine designed for dogs but erroneously placed on cats)
5.Paints and varnishes
6.Veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Rimadyl®, Deramaxx®)
7.Glow sticks/glow jewelry
8.Amphetamines (such as ADD/ADHD drugs)
9.Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
10.Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)
If you suspect that your pet has been exposed to poison, take action immediately. Contact your personal veterinarian, Pet Poison Helpline or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
Jude went missing yesterday (3/19) around 1:30 pm. He was sighted at approximately 7 pm at 60th Ave E and Avondale Rd in Lakeside.
He is a 2 year old Maltese. Please contact his owner at 218-428-7786 with any information.
With our Chip-n-Clip fundraiser finished, we would like to let everyone know what the criteria for the program will be.
We raised $685 that will go into a designated fund at Animal Allies Humane Society Spay/Neuter Program to help pay for spaying and neutering dogs from Superior. To qualify for this, you must live in Superior, WI, show proof of being on public assistance and there will be a $20 co-pay for surgery.
Contact Northland Spay/Neuter to set up an appointment: 218-623-6342
Here are some of the dogs getting groomed during the Chip-n-Clip Event
Nathan Schroeder from Chisholm, MN won the 2013 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. It's the second Beargrease win for Schroeder, who also won the race in 2010. Second place went to musher Keith Aili of Ray, MN. Check out the full article here: http://bit.ly/WI5b9j
We are starting something new! Over the next couple of months we will be providing you with important information about fleas and ticks through Tuesday Tick Topics and Flea Fact Fridays.
Each Tuesday, on Facebook, we will post fun and informative facts about ticks, tick-borne diseases, information about the tick season, products available for tick prevention and more!
Each Friday we will post about the flea. We will give you general information about fleas, details about how one teeny flea can lead to an infestation, and how you can prevent or get rid of fleas.
Why are these topics so important?
We are about to enter the Northland's flea and tick season and everyone should be informed about these creepy-crawley's. Not only are these blood-suckers gross but in our area 1 in 11 dogs test positive for Lyme disease (check out an interactive map here) and infestations of fleas can take MONTHS to completely clear up!
Preventing fleas and ticks BEFORE there's a problem is the best solution, so the more you know, the better!
Check our Facebook page on Tuesday's and Friday's for your weekly Tuesday Tick Topics and Flea Fact Friday's or stop into the clinic for more information!
The week of March 3rd is Professional Pet Sitters Week so we're highlighting a great pet sitting business in Duluth!
PacKare is a new professional dog exercise and in-home pet sitting business available to pet owners in the Twin Ports.
Their services include:
Dog walking and running
Checking in on your pets when you aren't home
Minor healthcare services such as nail clipping, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and coat care
Pet taxi services.
Pet taxi services can help if your dog needs to go to the groomer, daycare, or the vet and you can't get them there. Allow PacKare to drive your pet for you!
PacKare prides themselves on being "Trusthworthy. Loving. Insured. Bonded. Experienced Pet
Check out their website today: www.packare.com
Dr. Amanda Bruce and staff