Important information regarding a new rodenticide (rat/mouse poison) without antidote!
A new rodenticide containing bromethalin has been introduced and on the market. While it is an effective fast-acting rat and mouse poison, there is NO antidote if your pet eats it. There is no test to detect its presence. By the time symptoms appear, it is already too late to save your pet. If you know, or suspect your pet has eaten this product, call us immediately. Inducing vomiting, then immediate treatment with activated charcoal may save your pet's life.
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PET
A lost pet is a heartbreak for a family. After walking through the neighborhood, calling your pet's name over and over, panic begins to set in. And if your pet is taken to a shelter, how can you be sure you will ever find him. Over the last several years, microchips implanted in pets have been instrumental in reuniting lost pets and their families. Without this service, hundreds of pets would still be without their families. ALL of the shelters in our area have scanners available and use them on all pets brought to them. Several pets found in our area have been brought to us, scanned and reunited with their families. Without the microchip, they could have been lost for days, or never reunited. This simple procedure can save you and your pet hours of separation. Call us for details and an appointment.
Is your pet wearing an ID tag or rabies tag? We have order forms for ID tags.
Also, update your pet's rabies vaccination today and get a new tag for valuable identification for your pet. Rabies is still a dangerous problem in our area, both for pets and your family.
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR PET
Spring & Summer....a time for jogging with your dog, watching your cat chasing butterflies. Good weather also brings a number of
- Letting your dog or cat run free exposes them to the dangers of traffic. Keep your pets in your yard.
- Protect your pet from the elements. Provide shelter from the rain. Make sure there is plenty of shade for them. Heat stroke can kill.
- Cats like to stretch out in the sun. But too much sun is bad for cats as well as dogs.
- Ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and flies...annoying and dangerous. Make sure your pet is protected.
- Make sure your pets have plenty of food and fresh water.
Ticks never go away. . . at least it seems that way. Lyme ticks are with us year round. We don't see them as much if there is very cold weather, or a covering of snow, but if there is a thaw, they're out and hungry. Help protect your pets from Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases with one of the products available at the Billings Animal Hospital. We have collars and topical applications to help prevent ticks from infecting your pet. And don't forget the Lyme Vaccine for dogs. Ask our staff for guidance in choosing a product that's right for your pet.
Is your older dog having trouble getting around lately? Does he seem sore first thing in the morning or after exercise? Advances have been made in medications for these problems. Some of our clients already have their dogs on one or more of the medications and are reporting great improvement in the quality of their pets` lives. Call us for details.
Heartworm prevention……we recommend year-round prevention. There is now a generic form of HeartgardPlus. Same ingredients…but costs less....or you can still get Heartgard Plus in a tasty cookie form. Call us for further information.
Spay & Neuter Programs
We accept certificates from Friends of Animals, a significant discount for neutering your pet. You can go to their website at friendsofanimals.org for more information.
Kittens, puppies, cats & dogs at the SPCA, Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), and Mid Hudson Animal Aid. We offer free exams for all adoptees.
Animal Rescue Foundation
Mid-Hudson Animal Aid
Pet Page (Click here)
Fido and Fluffy on the web? Send us a picture of your pet. We'll scan it and include it on our Pet Page. Imagine your pet on the internet!