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June is Pet Travel Tips Month

With summer just around the corner many people are making vacation plans. Whether you are taking your pets with you or placing them with a kennel, it is always best to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines (this is especially important if you are leaving the country). It is also a good idea to make sure your pets have flea and tick prevention to last the summer months if you will be spending lots of time outdoors with them.

When traveling or boarding here are some other tips to consider:

  • Make sure your destination is pet friendly. This includes any activities you are hoping to involve your pet in (e.g. hiking, swimming, etc.).
  • Ensure your pet is accustomed to traveling before leaving. If you are concerned about them, please call to speak to a veterinarian about options for pets with traveling anxiety.
  • Make a checklist to ensure you bring everything that you need for your pets. This includes food, water, bowls, toys, their bedding, medications, etc.
  • Have a collar with ID on your pet just in case they get lost. Consider having your pet microchipped if they aren't already.
  • Bring a copy of their vaccine records or health certificate.
  • Be aware of any diseases or health risks that your destination may have (e.g. Heartworm, etc.).

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet this summer, give us a call at (780) 476-7558.

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Hermitage Veterinary Hospital

Is Becoming Fear Free!

In an effort to help lower stress on our visitors (and their owners!) we have made a few changes around the hospital. This includes:

  • Cat only exam room.
  • Adaptil or Feliway diffusers in each room to dispense pheromones to help calm your pet.
  • Clinically proven calming music in each exam room to help your pet.
  • Our reception waiting area has been partitioned off into a dog only area and cat only area. This is to help reduce the stress cats can get from being around dogs in an already unfamiliar location.

 

  Cat Waiting Area                                   Dog Waiting Area




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