If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
The Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
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The SPCA of Texas recommends these tips to keep your pets safe and healthy in the new year:
New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Day is the perfect time to make firm resolutions to catch up on all the things you’ve been putting off – including your pet’s needs. Here are a few resolutions you can make to improve your pet’s well-being!
Microchip Your Pet
We encourage everyone to micro-chip their pets. This is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can help ensure your pet’s return if it winds up in an animal shelter or a veterinarian’s office. If your pet is already microchipped but you have recently moved or changed your contact information, you can contact the microchip company with your pet’s microchip ID number to update the information. You can find the company and ID number on your original paperwork or by asking your vet to scan the microchip.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
If you haven’t already done so, get your pet spayed or neutered. This will prevent pet overpopulation and reduce the chances for cancer in both males and females, as well as eliminate your pet’s urge to roam and mark. Make an appointment online today!
Vaccinate Your Pet
Keeping your pet up to date on vaccinations will prevent illness and the spread of illness and keep your pet healthy. It’s also required by law. Make an appointment online today!
Heartworm is a dangerous mosquito-borne disease that, left untreated, can cause a whole host of serious health issues. If your pet isn’t already on a heartworm preventive, get him or her tested for heartworms and ask your vet or the SPCA of Texas about started them on that heartworm preventative.
Flea and Tick Preventive
No matter what time of year, fleas and ticks make your animal uncomfortable and are a pain for you to get rid of. Talk with your vet or the SPCA of Texas about what type of flea and tick preventative will work best for your household.
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