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August is Immunization Awareness Month at the Dutchess County Animal Hospital!

August 14, 2014

The importance of keeping your dog’s or cat’s immunizations up to date cannot be emphasized enough. The National Public Health Information Coalition has even declared August to be Immunization Awareness Month! Knowing which vaccines your pet should get and which they are due for can be very confusing and can get even more confusing if you go to more than one Veterinarian or vaccine clinic. One of our jobs, as a full service Veterinarian Office … Read More »

I just got a new kitten, now what?!?!

August 05, 2014

This is one of the more common questions we get at our office here in Poughkeepsie & Dutchess County, N.Y. The answer can be quite complicated. If you have other pets at home, particularly other cats, you don’t want to risk bringing any illness home so it is important to get the kitten checked by a veterinarian ASAP. It is important to bring a recent fecal sample so we can check for any intestinal parasites. … Read More »

That’s One Hot Car!!

May 22, 2014

Ah! The summer sun seems to finally be upon us and here in Poughkeepsie & Dutchess County, N.Y., we are getting more than one day here or there where we can sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. When I checked the weather for Memorial Day, it even said we may reach a high of 81 degrees! 81! Wow! I remember not too long ago when the winter was dragging on and on and it … Read More »

Busting the Tick Myths

May 07, 2014

As I look back at the past few weeks posts, I notice a recurring theme of lyme disease and tick prevention. This topic, clearly important enough to mention over and over, is still something many people are confused about.  We have come across the attached “tick myth handout” that we hope answers many of the questions, old wives tales, and misinformation. We recommend using flea and tick prevention year round, in addition to monthly heartworm … Read More »

Zinc Neutering Clinic

April 22, 2014

I am proud to say that I have been with the Dutchess County Animal Hospital here in Poughkeepsie & Dutchess County, N.Y. for 6 and a half years now. What we pride ourselves on is Dr. Cannan and our staff stays on the cutting edge of technology. Whether that is laser therapy treatment, digital radiographs, dentistry, or something as simple as our scheduling and computer system, Dr. Cannan requires every staff member to participate in … Read More »

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