WE ARE NOW AN APPOINTMENT BASED CLINIC, CALL NOW TO MAKE YOURS
We have made another exciting addition to the hospital. We are now offering an online pharmacy. Although all medications will not be available yet, this is a great way for you to set up automatic shipments and renewals on food or medication that your pet will be on long term. Please check out our new store at www.boothbayanimalhospital.vetsfirstchoice.com. Click the button below to take a look around. We look forward to adding to our inventory and making this even more convenient for all of our clients in the future.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month:
Diabetes is a common disease in dogs and cats, just as it is in people. Although pets are not diagnosed as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics like people, they do show similar symptoms. The first thing most pet owners will notice is a big increase in water consumption and urination. Cats will often start drinking from strange places like sinks and faucets and dogs will drink the water bowl dry several times a day. Some pet owners notice that the litter box is suddenly almost afloat with urine or the dog is having accidents in the house after years of being housebroken. Diabetic pets also tend to lose weight rapidly despite a good appetite. Like people, most diabetic pets can be well managed with insulin, a good diet and regular exercise. Although they do suffer from some of the same complications as people with diabetes, most manage very well with minimal changes in their overall life. If you think your pet might be diabetic, give us a call and we can talk about the best ways to test for the disease and what to do next.
With the arrival of warm weather, more pets are spending time outside, increasing the chances for them to get lost or wander off. We recommend the Home Again Microchip to permanently and safely identify your pet. For $51 we will place the chip, register your pet, pay the $10 one time registration fee and the $18.99 first year membership fee. Home Again uses an active recovery system to maximize the chances your pet will be found quickly and safe. For more information on Home Again, click the button below.