Dog Bite Prevention
Did you know that 77% of all dog bites involve children being bitten by their family dog or a friend's family dog? Most of those dog bites can be prevented. It is important that everyone, including children, understand how to safely interact with dogs.
Dogs generally don't like hugs or kisses from children and strangers...and sometimes, not even from their favorite people! We have to learn how to read dog body language and facial language and how to interact with them.
A happy dog is loose and wiggly! Their face is relaxed, they smile with their mouth open, their ears are relaxed and floppy, and their tails are low and waggy. When dogs aren't happy, their body is tense, their mouth is closed, their ears are back and their body is tense.
Protect Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are those pesky little bugs that attack our pets and spread disease. They are plentiful here in central Virginia, especially as the weather begins to warm up, and cause lots of problems for our pets.
At Earlysville Animal Hospital, we have great monthly oral products for dogs to prevent fleas and ticks. For cats, we still need to use either topical products or modern and specialized flea and tick collars. Ask us what parasite preventatives we recommend for your pet!