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  • May 03 2018

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    It’s National Pet Week!

    National Pet Week has been celebrated during the first week of May for over 35 years. It was created to encourage responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and increase public…

  • May 02 2018

    Can Cats Get Ticks?

    Yes.  Cats can get ticks but luckily they are not as susceptible to Lyme disease as their dog counterparts.  They can however, be at risk for other tick borne diseases such as tularemia and…

  • Apr 26 2018

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    World Veterinary Day April 28th, 2018

    In April 1863, Professor John Gamgee initiated a meeting of veterinarians and professors of veterinary medicine from all over Europe. This conference attracted 103 veterinary professionals from 10…

  • Apr 23 2018

    Are Cat Fleas and Dog Fleas Different?

    Technically, cat and dog fleas are different species but each can infect the other.   The only way you can tell the difference between the two is under a microscope.   …

  • Apr 19 2018

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    International Guide Dog Day- April 25th

    You have probably seen them around town, in the grocery store, or at the park – the cute puppies with the colored vests identifying them as guide dogs-in-training and asking you not to pet them. Or…

  • Apr 17 2018

    What Kind of Parasite Prevention Do I Need For My Pet?

    This can be confusing!  There are a lot of new products coming on the market each year and all work in a slightly different way.  At Lockerby Animal Hospital we base our approach to your…

  • Apr 12 2018

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    April 8-14th is National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week!

    What exactly is the job of Animal Care and Control Personnel (also known as Animal Control Officers)? Aren’t they “just dog catchers”? Visions of the dog catcher taking Tramp away to ‘the…