February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
Did you know that many of our pets are living with periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease starts with gingivitis at the margin where the gum tissue touches the crown of the tooth. The first sign is bleeding of the gums with brushing or chewing. Dogs and cats can have this even without visible tartar on their teeth! February is Pet Dental Health Month, so we at Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital want to draw your attention to this disease and teach you the treatments that can help your beloved pet.
Updated Canine Influenza Vaccine
Due to the recent outbreaks of Canine Influenza in many Midwest and Southeast states this summer, we are now carrying the newest, most comprehensive vaccine that covers both strains of the virus (H3N8 and H3N2).
Call us at (724) 935-5827 to book your pet's vaccination. A booster will be necessary 2-4 weeks after the first vaccine to ensure protection against both strains.
We recommend that high-risk dogs (see below) be vaccinated with the current vaccine as soon as possible, in an effort to give them the most effective protection against the virus.
What Is Canine Influenza?
Canine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause severe disease and even death in extreme cases. We have recently seen a spike in the number of dogs in the area that have been exposed to the virus.
We're an AAFP Cat Friendly Practice!
Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital has been approved by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat Friendly Practice – Silver Status!
According to the AAFP, even though there are millions more pet cats than there are pet dogs in the United States, cats visit the veterinarian much less frequently. This is largely because of the stress that comes with vet visits for cats and their owners.
At Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital, we strive to make your visit to the doctor with your feline companion as stress-free as possible. We offer a full range of preventive care services to keep your cat living a longer, happier life.
We've recently remodeled our waiting area to provide a more comfortable experience for you and your pets!
Did You Know That We Offer Medicated Baths at our Pet Salon?
Bradford Hills Pet Hotel & Spa's professional groomer, Rochelle, can give your pet a medicated bath. Just bring the shampoo prescribed by your veterinarian. This helps keep pets that suffer from seborrhea, atopy (allergies), and yeast dermatitis clean and comfortable this winter! Please call (724) 935-6321 to set up a medicated bath with Rochelle.
If you think your pet may have a chronic dermatologic condition, please call our hospital at (724) 935-5827 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian.