Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We would like to remind you to never leave your pet alone in a car during hot weather. Even if parked in the shade with a window open, temperatures can quickly soar to 120 degrees. This type of heat can result in heatstroke and severely harm your pet. Signs of heatstroke include panting heavily, staring, anxious expression, high fever, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, and collapse. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet.  Bring them inside where it is cool and be sure to provide access to plenty of fresh, clean water.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring is the perfect time to play with your pet outdoors… but before you grab that Frisbee and dog to go to the park, talk to us about annual examinations and vaccinations and heartworm preventatives. Schedule your pet for their annual vaccinations and yearly heartworm check so that you two can have a great spring season.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We Have Three New Groomers

Michigan City Animal Hospital is proud to now have three groomers on staff. Our ...groomers are: Stacy Cochran, Sharon Romero, Debra Hora. A basic groom service includes: Standard Breed Cut, Bath, Ear Cleaning and plucking, Nail trim, and Anal gland expression. Schedule your pet's grooming appointment with us today! 

This week is Be Kind to Animals Week!

Join the event that’s been celebrated every year since 1915 -- American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week. In this annual tradition, we commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same. While Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated only once a year, we should strive to always be kind to animals every day. What is the kindest thing you've done for your pet today?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pets & Flowers

We would like to remind you that there are many toxic plants and flowers that begin to show up in the spring. Common poisonous flowers include lilies, azaleas, hydrangeas, hemlock, rhododendrons, gladiolus, oleander and hibiscus…all causing vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes death if ingested in large enough quantities. Remove all plants where pets roam unsupervised and, if decorating the inside of your home, please consider using pet-friendly silk flowers instead.