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Below you will find a list of articles that we at Limerick Veterinary Hospital feel may benefit our clients and patients.

THE NEW FACE OF RAT POISON

In 2008, the EPA planned a restriction on second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (rat poison). Anticoagulants prevent the blood from clotting properly and lead to death if not treated. They also instituted that bait must be in bait stations. The reasoning behind this move from the EPA was intended to decrease accidental poisoning in wildlife, pets and children which is commendable.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a type of bacteria called a spirochete. These bacteria are found in many different species of animals, including both wildlife and domesticated animals. An animal with an active Leptospirosis infection can shed the bacteria in the urine, which can then be ingested by our pets – usually by drinking from contaminated water sources.

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February is Dental Month

February is Dental month!! We at Limerick Veterinary Hospital celebrate by offering our clients 10% off their pets' dental procedures and dental products. Pets Need Dental Care too. Call to schedule your Appointment Today. 610-489-2848 Can not be combined with any other discounts.

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Spay/Neuter Day 2015

On November 15, 2015, Limerick Veterinary Hospital held its 8th Annual Spay/Neuter Day in conjunction with Stray Cat Blues and Cat Angel Network, two local cat rescues. The idea was developed by Dr. Koenig in 2006 to help give back to the community that we live and work in. Since then we have had 500 cats participate(although some were unwilling) in our program.

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Xylitol In Peanut Butter

New Xylitol Product to be Aware of! Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol sweetener that most owners are now aware is dangerous to their dogs. It is commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy… but Peanut Butter?!?

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Having Prescriptions filled at your Veterinarian

The Benefits of Having Prescriptions filled at your Veterinarians Office. Why should you fill your pet’s medication at your veterinarian’s office? Haven’t we all seen those commercials where Betty White comes on screen with a Golden Retriever by her side and a kitty in her lap? The advertisement boasts the easy and cheaper cost of buying medications online that can be shipped to your home.

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Bordetella

“Kennel Cough” is the common term for a combination of respiratory tract infectious grouped under the heading Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (ITB.) The most common symptom of ITB is a dry, honking cough – sometimes severe enough to make a patient gag or vomit. Some dogs may develop nasal discharge and sneezing, and the most severely affected can develop infection in the lungs producing pneumonia. There are at least eight different infectious causes of Kennel Cough:

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Canine Influenza: Should you be worried?

Canine influenza virus was first identified in racing greyhounds in Florida in 2005. Since that time it has been identified in numerous parts of the country, and is most commonly seen in dogs that are housed in large groups – shelters, boarding facilities, daycares, etc. Just like the flu in humans, it is pretty easy to spread canine flu from one infected dog to another. It can be spread via aerosol (droplets from coughing or sneezing), direct contact, or through contaminated surfaces. Luckily, the virus is not very hardy, and can easily be killed with bleach and other common disinfectants. Even without disinfectants it can only survive for about one week outside the body.

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