General Pet Articles for Pet Health & Happiness

ID Tags Help Identify Beloved Lost Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 4/2/2020 | Posted to General
Unfortunately for pet owners, there is not a Lost and Found Box available where missing cats and dogs are placed. However, it is possible to make finding a lost pet easier and less stressful with some simple steps. Every Day is Tag Day, set for April 4, 2020, and sponsored by the American Humane Association, reminds pet owners of the importance of using identification tags for pets every day.

Comparing Disinfectants that Kill Pathogens Important in Pet Facilities

By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/26/2020 | Posted to General
Comparing disinfectants is a confusing but important process when it comes to the types of pathogens they can kill in a pet facility, such as veterinarian office, boarding kennel, groomer, shelter, doggie daycare, kennel, or homes. The key to disinfectant information is “Always read product label carefully".  Found on the product label is the label claim that lists the pathogens a disinfectant can kill. The disinfectant must follow an EPA-approved standardized test method in order to get a claim listed for each pathogen on the disinfectant label.

Nebulizer Use for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/20/2020 | Posted to General
Cats, dogs, and other pets can develop respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, pneumonia, kennel cough, and bronchitis that require inhaled medication. Your veterinarian may prescribe the use of a nebulizer to administer saline, albuterol, antibiotics, or other medications for your pet's relief. A nebulizer is a device that functions as a delivery system changing medication from a liquid to a fine particle mist, allowing direct delivery to the respiratory tract.

Goat’s Milk Checks Out for Pet Nutrition

By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/27/2020 | Posted to General
Though many cats and dogs like cow’s milk, it does not always like them. Acquired lactose intolerance in their adult lives may produce digestive and gastric issues with vomiting, gas, and upset stomachs. However, cats and dogs can usually consume goat’s milk with no such affects. Goat’s milk is also especially beneficial for pets with IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).

5 Tips for Your Healthy Pet Resolution

By Lambert Vet Supply | 10/1/2019 | Posted to General
In this article, we are going to briefly cover five major areas in which most pet owners can improve. If you prioritize these tips, you could add a few years of good health to your pet’s overall lifespan. Don’t forget: a healthy pet is a happy pet!

Keep Pets Safe This Fall: Autumn Health Tips

By Lambert Vet Supply | 9/12/2019 | Posted to General
It will be autumn all over the country very soon. For many people, it’s their favorite time of year. Temperatures become bearable, lots of fun activities and holidays take place, great seasonal food and drink draws fans, and many of us dress up just for fun! These are all the same reasons your dog (and cat at times) love fall, too! It’s all fun and games mostly, but for pets the season holds several dangers and risks pet parents need to be aware of to keep Fido and Fluffy safe.

Why Are Fleas Worse In The Fall?

By Lambert Vet Supply | 9/9/2019 | Posted to General
Summer might be winding down, but that doesn't mean that fleas are packing up and heading into hibernation. In fact, the autumn months can be one of the worst times of the year for flea infestations, especially in your home. Some insects—such as fleas, which irritate both our animal friends and us—actually thrive in cooler weather, becoming an even bigger problem than they were in the spring and the summer. It's important not to skip flea protection just because the temperatures are getting lower. You still need to to take measures to protect your pets, your family, and your property from these pesky little bloodsuckers.

Pet Myths about Winter Pet Safety

By Lambert Vet Supply | 11/29/2018 | Posted to General
One of the most common misconceptions among pet owners is that once our animal friends grow their winter coats, they have everything they need to survive the cold months. Here are a few myths about winter pet safety of which you should be aware.

10 Reasons to be Thankful for Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 11/16/2018 | Posted to General
There’s no question about it. We love our pets. Why is that? Ask any pet owner and they will come up with their own reasons as individual as the cats, dogs, fish, birds, lizards, and snakes they take care of on a daily basis. For most of us, it is a personal decision and most pet parents will agree on several points about why they are so thankful for their pet or pets.

Infographic: Facts About Flies

By Lambert Vet Supply | 8/8/2018 | Posted to General
This infographic illustrates the dangers of flies to you, your pets, and your home.

Pet Anxiety and Stress

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/24/2018 | Posted to General
We’re in the last stretches of May and spring will be over before we know it. Already, we’ve experienced April showers and a round of storms, and we’re bound to hear a few more thunderclaps heading into summer. What’s more, in a few weeks, the air will be rattled with an all-too-familiar sound we look forward to every year. Fireworks! Lots and lots of fireworks! However, while we can easily tolerate the claps of Mother Nature and while we certainly enjoy the spectacle of Independence Day celebrations, for our furry friends, summer can be a time of great stress and anxiety.

Get Rid of Dog and Cat Fleas/Ticks for Good

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/3/2018 | Posted to General
A pet play date with fleas and ticks is never a good idea. Warm weather will bring out fleas and ticks, all anxious to make new friends with your dogs and cats. Your pet’s outdoor adventures will help start parasite fun and games, but even indoor-only pets can get fleas and ticks. A few, determined parasite playmates may already exist in your home or a flea or tick will hitch a ride on another pet or human to gain access. However it happens, keep fleas and ticks away from your pets with several steps.

Keep Flies Off Your Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 4/26/2018 | Posted to General
Yep, it’s fly season again. You can bet they will be out in force as warm weather shows up. Flies get a bad rap and they should. They hang out at horrible places (garbage piles, refuse sites, and sewers) and feed on rotting, spoiled, and decaying matter. They also think poop is a great meal. Researchers suspect flies transmit at least 65 diseases to humans including anthrax, e coli, dysentery, and a lot more deadly illnesses. Pets don’t escape a fly’s wrath either. Biting flies will try to inflict infection and disease on dogs and cats whenever they can sink their choppers on their prey.

Treats - Feed them this, not that

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/7/2017 | Posted to General
As we pointed out in our recent article about pets and holiday foods, sometimes it’s best to avoid sharing scraps from the table with our animal friends, no matter how much they beg for it. To put it simply: many holidays foods are toxic, even life-threatening, to pets when consumed. That’s why, as an alternative, we are sharing our picks for the most delicious—and healthy—treats designed specifically for pets, all of which you can order right here at Lambert Vet Supply.

Holiday Food & Your Pet

By Lambert Vet Supply | 11/27/2017 | Posted to General
Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of great joy, celebration, family get-togethers, and food. Lots and lots of food. And on occasion, no matter how many people you invite over for that big dinner, you somehow end up with a huge pile of leftovers. Meantime, your dog has been begging by the tableside all weekend long, hungering for those sweet-smelling morsels. Now that everyone’s gone home, what could it hurt to share the scraps with him? Well…it can hurt quite a bit, in fact.

Holiday Stress and Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 10/25/2017 | Posted to General
Halloween is just around the corner, and soon after that, Thanksgiving will be upon us. And then Christmas. And then New Years. And while the holidays, for us, consist of extravagant parties, visiting family members looped around the dinner table, get-togethers with the neighbors, and possible traveling…to our furry friends, it’s often a source of discomfort and confusion. Most animals prefer the routines of their household lives, and so holiday-spawned activity usually means stress, stress, and more stress.

My dog has an ear infection: How do I clean my dog's ears?

By Dr. Justine Lee, Well Pet Post Contributor | 8/3/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
If you own a Labrador, Cocker spaniel, Basset hound, or pretty much any dog with long, floppy ears or a dog who likes to swim, you’re probably an expert at cleaning your dog’s ears, right? Having to battle with chronic ear infections in dogs can be frustrating. As my own dog has chronic ear infections (as he loves to swim and has mild seasonal allergies), it means I’m one of almost 86% of other pet owners who have to deal with ongoing ear issues that have to be chronically managed. To me, this means that I have to flush out his ears every single time he swims… which could be daily in the Minnesota summer! Well, if you and your dog hate ear cleanings, read on for some potential help

Pet Dental Health Month: The Importance of Dental Hygiene for Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/1/2017 | Posted to General
We all understand the importance of good dental hygiene for humans: daily brushing and flossing—not to mention bi-annual trips to the dentist—keeps our mouths clean and devoid of infection. But have you considered how oral hygiene, or a lack thereof, affects your pet’s health?

Summer Turns Up the Heat for Pets, Too

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Heatstroke can damage the liver, kidneys, brain and other organs due to the elevated body temperature.

Why scoop the poop?

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to Dog Health
Pooper Scooper Week unites dog owners for common good

Aluminum Hydroxide Gel Soothes the Not-So Savage Beast

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Aluminum hydroxide, a naturally occurring mineral, is more commonly recognized for treating chronic kidney/renal failure in animals.

Use of Aluminum Hydroxide Helps Stabilize Pet Renal Failure Issues

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Although no wonder cure for kidney disease and/or kidney failure, aluminum hydroxide is often prescribed by veterinarians to manage the condition in both aging cats and dogs.

What To Expect When You Visit The Vet

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Knowing a little bit about what to expect on your pet's visit to the vet will help both you and your pet have an easier visit.

Vaccine Reactions

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Vaccinations are generally extremely safe for pets, but occasionally, a pet will have an adverse reaction to a vaccine.

Urinary Incontinence in Pets

By Lambert Vet Supply | 12/2/2016 | Posted to General
Urinary incontinence can be seen in young puppies and kittens but is usually seen in middle-aged to older pets.
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