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  • Diseases

    Transmittable diseases regularly connected with dogs include rabies, canine parvovirus, and canine distemper. Hereditary diseases of dogs can include a wide range from elbow or hip dysplasia and medial patellar luxation to epilepsy and pulmonic stenosis. It is important to have your dog vaccinated to prevent diseases.

    Parasites

    Regular outside parasites are various species of fleas, ticks, and mites. Inner parasites include hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and heartworms.

    Dangerous substances

    Various foods frequently eaten by humans are unsafe for dogs, including chocolate (theobromine poisoning), onions, grapes and raisins, some types of gum, certain sweeteners, and macadamia nuts.

    If you need emergency service, we offer 24-hour emergency service to our clients, so please give us a call at 305-743-6250.

    Felis catus, also known as the domestic cat or house cat, is different than other felines. It is a much smaller species of the crepuscular mammal. For thousands of years, house cats have been a valued companion to humans for their ability to hunt vermin.

    Diet

    Cats can be picky eaters. Different from the majority of mammals, cats can willingly starve themselves for an indefinite period despite being given food, even a type of food that they usually eat.

    Dangerous substances

    Many common household substances considered safe for humans may be dangerous to cats. Here are a few substances to keep away from your cat:

    • Paracetamol
    • Acetaminophen
    • Aspirin
    • Minoxidil (Rogaine)
    • Insecticides
    • Weed killers
    • Mothballs
    • Naphthalene products
    • Pine-Sol
    • Dettol (Lysol)
    • Hexachlorophene
    • Automotive antifreeze
    • Chocolate (theobromine poisoning)
    • Onions
    • Garlic

    If you need emergency service, we offer 24-hour emergency service to our clients, so please give us a call at 305-743-6250.

    For more Poison Control Information plus other useful pet information visit the ASPCA website.

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