fido fido to Support Pet Parade

fido fido to Support Pet Parade

The Sandy Spring Kiwanis Club will hold its 25th Annual Pet Parade at the Sandy Springs Festival on Saturday, September 22nd at the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn.

The categories will be:

  • Most Unusual,
  • Most Colorful,
  • Best Dressed Owner & Pet,
  • Best Large,
  • Best Small,
  • Best Dressed Group, and
  • Best of Show

Free registration begins on Sept. 22nd from 9:30am-10:30am. The parade begins at 10:30am. You can pick up a registration form at fido fido.

 

Why does my dog lick his feet?

Dr. Annie Price and Olive P.

Q. Why does my dog lick his feet?

A. There can be a number of reasons for this behavior. The most common are due to allergies either to a specific food ingredient such as chicken or beef, an allergen in the environment such as grass or tree pollen, or allergies to something in the house which includes microscopic house mites, house dust, and food mites.

Another cause of foot licking is due to nail bed yeast infection. You may see redness around the nail base or a change in the nail color from clear to streaked with brown. But remember, many of these yeast infections are something secondary to the aforementioned allergies.

Some dogs lick their feet for other reasons such as trauma or a torn toe nail, arthritis in the toes, or even obsessive compulsive (stereotypic) behavior. If you dog constantly licks his feet, it can be a sign of underlying issues.

Contact Information for Dr. Price

Guest VET: Dr. Annie Price of Ormewood Animal Hospital

Ormewood Animal Hospital
749 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 963-5885
www.ormewoodanimal.com

 

 

Vet Gives Talk to fido fido Staff

Dr. Annie Price and Olive P.

Dr. Annie Price, owner of Ormewood Animal Hospital recently visited fido fido to talk with staff about common ailments in dogs. Staff had the opportunity to ask Dr. Price about everything from ear infections to canine cough. “A well informed staff is better able to handle anything they may find themselves faced with and a quick reaction time often is key,” said Marea Battle White, owner of fido fido. Dr. Price even brought some eggs from her very own hen—which were delicious!

Contact Information for Dr. Price

Guest VET: Dr. Annie Price of Ormewood Animal Hospital

Ormewood Animal Hospital
749 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 963-5885
www.ormewoodanimal.com

 

 

fido fido Partners with Life Time Athletic Atlanta Destination

In conjunction with the opening of the new Life Time Athletic Atlanta Destination in Sandy Springs, fido fido becomes a Member Advantage Partner. This means that Life Time Athletic Atlanta Destination members will now receive 15% off of boarding and daycare at fido fido. Members must present their Life Time Athletic Atlanta Destination membership card and photo ID at the time of check out. The discount only applies to dogs living in the same household as the card holder. For more information, visit http://clubs.lifetimefitness.com/Atlanta/62774/ and click on member benefits.

Foreign Objects Cause Pedigree Dog Food Recall

Mars Petcare US recalled three varieties of Pedigree weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk, the Franklin, Tenn.-based company reported Saturday.


The Best Before date (top red box) and lot code (bottom red box) allow consumers to identify recalled Pedigree cans.

The affected products may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. Mars identified the source of the plastic and resolved the issue, the company reported. Some consumers have found plastic pieces, but Mars has not received any reports of injury or illness with from the recalled food.

Mars is working with distributors and retail customers to ensure the recalled products are not being sold and are removed from inventory. The company encouraged consumers who purchased recalled cans to return them to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

The recalled products include Pedigree weight management canned dog foods with a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014, and the following UPCs and descriptions:

UPC Description
2310034974 – Pedigree Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entrée in Meaty Juices
2310001913 – Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
2310023045 – Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.

Posted July 2, 2012 on Pet Product News.

Do I really need to give my dog heart worm prevention every month?

Q. Do I really need to give my dog heart worm prevention every month?

A. Yes! Monthly heart worm medication works as a “reach back” treatment. This means that it is treating what your pet (dog and cat) has already been exposed to. It takes 3 consecutive months of treatment to kill any one exposure. That means that if your dog was bitten by a mosquito in October then it takes 1 pill once a month for November, December, and January to kill that infection. This is why your dog needs to take it EVERY month and throughout the year. Also, the medication protects your pet from intestinal parasites which can not only make your pet very sick but is infectious to people. Yuck!

Guest VET: Dr. Annie Price of Ormewood Animal Hospital

Ormewood Animal Hospital
749 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 963-5885
www.ormewoodanimal.com

 

 

Can I feed my dog scraps or “human food”?

Preferably not. It is a bad habit to get into and will create an annoying begging pup. Remember any extra calories add up! Studies have shown that pudgy dogs live on average 2-3 years LESS than their skinny counterparts. Some fatty foods can cause serious gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis. Bones can cause intestinal rupture or get stuck in the esophagus or throat. I will never forget the bone I had to remove from the back of a dog’s mouth that was imbedded behind the jaw. There are foods that are poisonous to pets such as grapes, raisins, chocolate, onions or anything in the onion family, and broccoli. The sugar free sweetener xylitol is extremely poisonous to dogs.

If you absolutely must give your dog a treat, place it in his food bowl (not off your dinner plate) and stick with carrots, apples, and green beans.

Guest VET: Dr. Annie Price of Ormewood Animal Hospital

Ormewood Animal Hospital
749 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 963-5885
www.ormewoodanimal.com

 

 

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

No one knows exactly why dogs consume feces (coprophagia) but there are a few theories.  These include exploratory behavior, creating a balance within intestinal flora, and that the feces just taste good to the pet.  The behavior usually starts in puppyhood, but can become habit forming and continue into adulthood.  To control the behavior, you can try sprinkling meat tenderizer onto the food of the dog whose feces are being consumed.  There are also several over the counter products which claim to stop coprophagia, but they have varied success.  The best method is to simply clean up all feces promptly so your dog doesn’t have a chance to eat them.

Guest VET: Dr. Star Gregory

Holiday News – fido fido Newsletter

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We are launching a fabulous new website this month! Check out all the new features designed to make your life easier: 

  • Schedule appointments online
  • Book spa services for your dog
  • Pre-fill in boarding check-in sheet
  • Give us medication and food instructions BEFORE you visit
  • New photo gallery
  • New “Ask the Vet” feature
Holiday Hours and Rates
We are closed December 25 and January 1
We will close at 3pm on December 24 and December 31
No daycare drop offs December 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 or January 1
Limited daycare (Please call for an appointment) December 22, 23, 27 and 28

Now FeaturingPeppermint Bark Specialty Bath 

Our featured Winter Specialty Bath will be Peppermint Bark. The scent of peppermint will delight you as you snuggle in for cold nights with Fido. Please print out and bring in your coupon below to receive a FREE Sugar Cookie Facial for your dog with the purchase of any bath.


FYI
Holiday Pet Safety Tips
De-icing products, salt and ice, can get into fur and paws, causing skin irritations. Thoroughly wipe your pet’s paws and tummy when he comes in from the cold. 

Keep holiday decorations out of reach. Ingestion of glass, metal, ribbons or tinsel can lead to serious medical emergencies.

Place holiday plants high off the ground. Ivy, holly, mistletoe, poinsettia, lilies and Christmas greens can be toxic when ingested. Also, don’t allow pets to drink Christmas tree water — it can be harmful too.

Fight the temptation to feed your pet table scraps. Fatty meats can cause a number of gastrointestinal problems while bones can cause bowel obstructions or choking. And remember, no chocolate for pets. It is highly toxic.

This information is brought to you courtesy of VPI Pet Insurance.

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