Archive | Doctor’s Notes

Notes from the veterinary staff at Thornwood Vet Clinic.

Safe Disposal of Pet Medications

The Kent County Health Department and the Kent County Department of Public Works have joined together to educate the community regarding the correct way to dispose of medicines including pet medications. Medicines that are put in drains, flushed down the toilet, or thrown in the trash can pollute the environment and/or be ingested by animals, […]

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Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Source: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/spay-neuter.aspx Spaying and neutering not only prevent unwanted litters and may reduce many behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct (e.g, marking territory, humping, roaming), but also reduce or eliminate the risk of conditions such as testicular cancer, prostatic hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infection. Reducing roaming may lower the risks of […]

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17 Most Common Poisonous Plants

Whether it be in the home or in the backyard, take care as to which plants are in reach of your pet. A complete database can be found on the ASPCA site. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 1.888.426.4435. Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic […]

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