Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we treat only cats and dogs,
but we love to hear about our clients’ other pets —
including turtles! 

Is a turtle the right pet for your home? Consider this:

Turtle graphic

Learn more about World Turtle Day from the founders,
here:
https://www.worldturtleday.org

And remember — 

Turtle owners should wash hands

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The month of May isn’t just
for fans of Star Wars and
Cinco de Mayo.

Here’s what else is going on:

List of pet events in May

 

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month, of course.

But what else is going on?

Here’s the list:

February pet awareness events

Take this quiz — 

How much do you really know about your pet’s dental health?

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IT’S NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!

Just in case you’re unsure what there is to appreciate about squirrels,
consider this:

squirrels landing like superheroes

Speaking of, this couple is probably not in the mood to celebrate squirrels.

Bonus Squirrely Fun!

 

 

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…Rabies?

Raccoon at water's edge

This raccoon may be carrying the Rabies virus — a disease which is fatal in people and animals.

Simply put: If your pet is not up-to-date on its Rabies vaccination and is bitten by a wild animal (raccoon, skunk, fox, bat, or feral cat, for example), it may need to be euthanized.

[Virginia’s positive Rabies cases from January – September 2019 includes 138 raccoons, 51 skunks, 31 foxes, 22 cats, and 17 bats.]¹

There is no test for Rabies that can be performed on a live animal.

There is no cure for Rabies.

Rabies kills animals and people.

Protect your pets and your family by vaccinating all your cats and dogs (including the “indoor-only” types).

Contact Us at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to check your pet’s Rabies vaccination status and to schedule a booster vaccine appointment, if needed.


¹http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/12/2019/10/2019_3rd-Qtr-Positives-1.pdf

Photo credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson, via Wikimedia Commons

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There are so many things going on in September that we can’t fit them all on our Facebook header.

Here’s the list, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association:

September is…

*Catalyst Council’s Happy Cat Month
*Animal Pain Awareness Month ​

*National Disaster Preparedness Month
*Pet Sitter Education Month
*National Food Safety Education Month
*National Service Dog Month
*Responsible Dog Ownership Month

National Iguana Awareness Day
September 8

National Pet Memorial Day
September 8
Second Sunday in September

National Teach Ag Day
September 19

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 22-28
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 22-28
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
TBA

World Rabies Day
September 28​

Which event is most important to you?

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December is heavy on holiday prep, light on animal-related awareness days.

My favorite this month is Visit the Zoo Day, on December 27th. Let’s hope the weather cooperates!

National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 10
Second Saturday in December

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27

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