Palomar Animal Hospital
October is Animal Safety & Protection Month. This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up-to-date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. Place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
- Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems
- VaccinationsPets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs
- Pet DermatologyDo your cats and dogs scratch incessantly, causing dry, exposed patches on their coats? Your dogs' itchy skin and cats' itchy skin may be more than just a reaction to dry air. They may be having an allergic reaction to food, fabric or something else in their environment. A visit to the veterinarian to identify
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Great experience. Had exotic Vet ! No where else could work us in for days... Extremely pleased with staff and overall experience.Amy Sinatra
Dr. Handel and staff are the most amazing and compassionate group. They truly care about your pets. I have been taking my two pups here for the past several years for check ups, surgeries, boarding...pretty much everything and it's always a top notch experience. The facility is very nice as well.As a pet owner, it truly means so much when the staff and doctors care about your pet's health as much as you do. I highly recommend being a client of Palomar Animal Hospital. They always treat you and your pets right!Tim Deering