Prepare Your Pets For Spring
March 20, 2018 is the first day of spring!
With warmer weather approaching, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are also on the horizon.
Now is the time to test pets for the presence of heartworms and Lyme disease, and to make sure they are protected against these potentially deadly afflictions. Here at Pet Street Station Animal Hospital, we are happy to discuss the best preventative for your pet and his or her specific lifestyle!
Call us today for an appointment at 607-336-7387.
Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention Drawing
Enter for a chance to win parasite prevention products for your pet!
Stop in and pick up 6 months of any one of these products: Frontline Gold, Nexgard or Heartgard! You will then be entered into our quarterly drawing for an additional 6 months free!
Congratulations to this quarter’s winners - Teresa Wedge, Ryan Houck, and Patricia Sutton.
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we are trying to gather client e-mails to send appointment reminders and vaccine reminders.
Stop in and drop an entry into the slot, or send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will enter your information into the monthly drawing! All we need is your first and last name, your e-mail, and of course, your pet’s name!
Congratulations to our March winner, Jess Hagenbuch!
Attention Dog Owners - The Potentially Deadly Risk of Lyme Disease
After witnessing the heartbreak of families facing the passing of their beloved dogs due to complications from undiagnosed Lyme disease, we thought it was time to shed some light on the subject.
Over the past 18 months, we have had approximately a dozen dogs die from renal failure associated with undiagnosed Lyme disease. Let’s step back for a minute and go over exactly what Lyme disease is and discuss the prevalence in this area.
Here at Pet Street Station Animal Hospital, in the first 10 days of 2018, we have performed 8 Lyme disease tests with 4 of them coming back positive! In 2017, 357 tests were done with 102 being positive. We know there are a lot more cases out there that have not shown symptoms but still have the disease. That is the scary part.
Most of you know that Lyme disease is an infectious tick-borne disease. It was first recognized in dogs in 1985. It is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacteria called a “spirochete.” The common deer tick is the primary carrier of Lyme disease in the Northeast.
Here in Central New York, we have a high density of people, pets and deer – the perfect recipe for the spread of Lyme disease.
What are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease symptoms in dogs differ from those in people, and usually occur much later after the tick bite. Clinical illness in dogs usually occurs 2 to 5 months after a bite from an infected tick. Dogs show several different forms of the disease, the most common symptoms are fever, lameness, swelling in the joints, swollen lymph nodes, lethargy, and loss of appetite.
Protect your pet against parasites! Take advantage of Pet Street Station Animal Hospital's current promotions and special savings on our flea, tick and heartworm preventatives:
- Buy 2 doses, get a $15 rebate.
- Buy 4 doses get a $35 rebate.
- Buy 3 doses, get 1 dose free.
- Buy 6 doses, get 2 doses free.
- Buy 6 doses, get a $5 rebate.
- Buy 12 doses, get a $12 rebate.