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How To Save Money at the Vet!

How To Save Money at the Vet!

August 20, 2014

Written by our very own Michelle W. Having healthy, happy pets can be costly. Many people do not realize this when they adopt a cute little puppy or kitten but learn it quickly during their pet’s first year of life. Vaccines, well visits, spaying or neutering, and medications can all add up fast. Sometimes adopting an older pet may seem more cost effective – they are usually done with their initial vaccines and often are … Read More »

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 »

Cat Appreciation Day 2014!

July 01, 2014

#The past few weeks we have been busily preparing for our first ever Cat Appreciation Day at your local vet clinic in Poughkeepsie & Dutchess County, N.Y., which we held this past Sunday, June 29th. June is adopt a cat month so we were happily joined by Mid-Hudson Animal Aid for this special occasion. We had a tent with free refreshments and face-painting setup outside our office and attracted a lot of attention from Route … 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 »

Ace’s Story

May 13, 2014

We have been discussing in the last few blog posts lyme disease, ticks, how to test for lyme disease and using heartworm and flea and tick prevention monthly. A few weeks ago we talked about Abigail, one of our staff members furry kids. Another one of our staff members, Janine, joined our practice in Poughkeepsie & Dutchess County, N.Y. in 2012. She and her family have a full, outdoor lifestyle filled with hiking, kayaking, and … 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 »

Heartworm Disease

April 08, 2014

Last week we posted about lyme disease and our friend Abigail. This week we are talking about another disease that the heartworm/lyme blood panel tests for – heartworm disease! Many people think heartworm is not something that we need to worry about much in the Northeast and that it is rare that dogs contract it. This is a myth! We have seen a rise in heartworm positive patients in the past few years. Dr. Cannan’s … Read More »

Abigail – Happy Birthday!

March 25, 2014

I am happy to write our blog post this week because today is one of our team member’s pets’ birthday. Abigail is a Pug/Pekinese mix that was adopted by Tracie, one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians about 3 years ago. Abigail was brought in to our office to be euthanized because she was acting aggressive towards people in her home. Upon examination and diagnostics, Dr. Cannan found out she had Lyme disease. The original owners … Read More »

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