As we begin a new year, there is no better time to remind ourselves of the very basics of our pet’s well being, both physical and emotional. This month we have expanded a little on how we can apply the 5 Freedoms of animal welfare to our own pets. Freedom
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and the Very Best to You in the Coming New Year The holidays are here. Dr. Porter and staff of Bullard-Marks Veterinary Hospital and Grooming would like to wish everyone happy holidays. Thank you to all of our valued patients and clients for your patronage, confidence
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, AND 4 LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS November, in addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, is Pet Diabetic Month. Understanding diabetes, its signs, symptoms and risks can help keep your four-legged family members healthy during the holiday season and in the coming new year. WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes
We eagerly wait for the cool, crisp fall air, shorter days, longer dark night, and Halloween. With shorter days and longer nights, we need to make it easier for your dogs and cats to be noticed by people driving home from work, picking up children, or enjoying an evening out.
September is Senior Pet Care month. With the improved veterinary care and dietary habits our four legged family members are living longer. As the family dogs and cats are getting older they are experiencing some of the problems seen in older people. Aging is not a disease, but rather complex
Cats are not small dogs. Nutrition needs are one of the most important factors to help your cat live a long healthy life. Studies indicate our feline housemates have a serious weight problem. Ten to fifteen percent of the American cats are overweight, while 40% percent of the cats
For many people the 4th of July includes fireworks, picnics, and barbecues with family, friends and our four legged family members. Dogs and cats don’t associate the noise, light flashes and the smell of firecrackers with fun and celebration. Pets can be terrified by the loud noises, flashing lights and
Summer is here! Summertime comes with swimming in the pool, parties, barbecues, trips to the mountains or beach. Here are a few safety tips to help you and your pets enjoy the summertime: Central Valley Summer Heat Temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s can lead to heat exhaustion, hyperthermia
With the warmer weather comes fleas, ticks, snails and slugs. Fleas and ticks cause your pet discomfort and irritation. Additionally, they cause your dog or cat to itch and scratch resulting in skin rashes, infected skin, hot spots and open sores. Fleas and ticks can also transmit parasites and diseases.
HEARTWORM HAS BEEN DETECTED IN ALL 50 STATES Bullard Marks is offering a heartworm special, call for details. Spring is here. The weather is warming, leading to the return of mosquitoes. As a result of the this winter’s rainfall, the mosquitoes are around in large numbers. The potential for your