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We all have encountered fear, anxiety, and stress in our lives. Our dogs are no different. Fear and anxiety and the stress they induce in our pets is often down-played and overlooked. Most of us fail to notice anxiousness in our own pets. Once we understand stress and can recognize the signs, we can work to identify the underlying cause, and take the appropriate steps to eliminating the stress in our dogs’ lives. For the full article by Dr. Mills, please CLICK HERE
Working dogs in the United States perform a vast array of duties including military and police work, service dog work, therapy work, hunting, herding, sled work, and search and rescue work. These dogs dedicate their lives to providing assistance - from helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations to helping protect the lives of our troops overseas and more. It is crucial to provide the best possible care for your working dog, both at home and on duty. Working dogs are often asked to put their bodies through a lot of daily physical stress. This is why it’s so important to perform monitoring of your dog’s health at home. Pet parents should perform a basic physical exam of their working dog every week or two in order to help catch any potential health issues early on. For the full article by Dr. Mills, please CLICK HERE
The time to learn how to take your dog’s vital signs is before you’re faced with an emergency. It’s very beneficial as a pet owner to be familiar with your dog’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature in case your pet is ever in distress. Learning how and periodically checking and recording normal vital signs is useful not only for some practice doing it, but you’ll also be able to use the numbers as a baseline of what is “normal” for your pet in case of an accident or illness. For the full article by Dr. Mills and an instructional video, please CLICK HERE
Unfortunately, each year thousands of dogs and cats suffer from accidental ingestion of household poisons. Common household items such as foods, medications, chemicals, and plants can harm your pet if ingested. The Pet Poison Helpline has a pet poison list to help you determine if what your pet ate is hazardous to their health and can help you understand the signs and symptoms of dog or cat poisoning. For the Pet Poison Helpine Poison list, CLICK HERE. For information on how to poison proof your home and other information, CLICK HERE.
If you suspect your pet may have ingested something poisonous, call Mills Mobile Veterinary Services or the Pet Poison Helpine immediately.
The Pet Poison Helpine charges a $49 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case. The Pet Poison Helpline phone number is 1-855-764-7661