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Safe Use of Flea and Tick Preventive Products

Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. There are some diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans.

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Heartworm Prevention and Testing

It only takes the bite of one mosquito to infect a dog and only a few mosquito bites to create a fatal heartworm infection. Almost all dogs do their “business” outside and if they are not on heartworm prevention, this is enough time for the mosquitoes to bite and deliver their fatal package.

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health?

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Keeping Dogs Safe in the Heat

By Dr. Sherry Weaver

The summer is a great time to talk about overheating. All over the country and year-round, dogs are put in situations that are not safe due to temperature. This can happen even in cooler parts of the country and during the winter, so you should always use good judgment.

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Pets and Toxic Plants

Spring is here! Here are some plants that are toxic to our pets.

Read the full story at UC Davis Vet Med


Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs and Cats

A number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.

Read the full story on Vet Street


6 Ways Our Dogs Keep Us Young

Who needs a gym membership when you’ve got a wiggly little friend in need of some exercise too? According to the New York Times, several studies show that dog owners are more likely to take regular walks and are more active overall than people who don’t have dogs.

Read the full story on Pet360


Jerky treat mystery: Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says

Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday.

Read the full story on NBC News

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Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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  • "We take our German Shepard here and they are awesome! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great with our dog! Prices are commensurate with the quality of care that is given! I look forward the the years to come with this Vet!"
    Scott C.
  • "We were in town visiting my grandmother and our dog had been dealing with an anal gland issue for a couple weeks. We had visited other vets (spent quite a bit of money) and she still wasn't healing. She looked to be getting worse so we called around a few other vets in the Lincoln area and was sort of brushed aside and told they were too busy with no suggestion as to where else to go. When we called Yankee Hill they were so sweet and accommodating. They let us bring her in right away."
    Paige
  • "We took our standard poodle to Yankee Hill after having a bad experience with another vet in town. He was taken care of very well and we were quite pleased with each of the vets we saw. When we finally had to put down our beloved pet, the care we got during the procedure was so comforting and peaceful. What a blessing to have kind, thoughtful care even at the end."
    Susan
  • "Great care, knowledgeable staff, easy to get an appointment"
  • "If you want a caring professional veterinary hospital Yankee Hill is your place."
  • Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs

    There are an increasing number of cases of dogs getting sick from ingesting a common sugar substitute, xylitol. This substance causes no problems in people, but in dogs it can cause wild fluctuations in blood sugar, often leading to a severe hypoglycemia. It can also cause liver failure. Xylitol is ...

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  • Xylitol Food Additive Harmful to Household Pets

    People love sweets and so do many dogs. In fact, some dogs love their family's sweet treats and sneak bites of it when the humans aren't looking. You or your children probably also share goodies with your family pet. Many sweets are made with the substance called xylitol. Xylitol is used to manufacture ...

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  • The Truth behind K-9's and Chocolate

    We have all heard people say things such as "Don't give your dog chocolate, it will kill him!" or "Even a small amount of chocolate will kill a dog." Fortunately for all cabinet opening dogs out there, the truth to the chocolate rumors lies somewhere between the chilling truth in the refrigerator and ...

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  • Rabies- Not a Disease of the Past

    Did you ever think that your pet's rabies vaccination wasn't all that important? Did you know that if your cat or dog is not current on its rabies vaccination, and a stray or wild animal bites your pet, the County Health Department can, and will, demand that the pet be euthanized or strictly quarantined ...

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  • Pretty Poisonous Plants

    We all enjoy flowers, whether in a vase in our house or in our gardens. We enjoy the multitude of bright colors and the fragrant odor they give us. But there can be a dangerous aspect to some of our favorite plants. The list of poisonous plants is very long, but this will give you information about some ...

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  • Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

    Pets are incredibly curious creatures who are not above snacking on anything that interests them. When that snack is a plant, problems can occur. Many plants are poisonous if eaten and can cause symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to death. Below is a list of some of the most common plants that sicken ...

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  • Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

    Imagine your concern if you came home to find your dog unable to walk, unresponsive, or in a coma. This is becoming more common as marijuana begins to lose its illicit status, at least in some areas of the world. As the decriminalization and even legalization of marijuana has occurred, cases of toxicity ...

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  • Make Your House Pet Friendly

    Keeping your house pet friendly is critical to the health and wellness of your pets. Just what does pet friendly mean? A pet friendly house is a sheltered location for an animal to live, play and relax that is clean, safe, free from hazards and toxic materials. Most pets share house space with their ...

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  • Keeping Pets Safe from Being Lost

    An estimated one third of all pets will become lost at some point in their life. Reasons for pets becoming lost include everything from a loose gate to breaking free from a leash. With so many possible ways for a pet to become lost, it is important to follow some simple safety procedures. Dog Tags (Identification ...

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  • Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

    There are many medications available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and grocery stores that we consider to be safe, their use to be routine. We don’t think twice about picking up medications to help with pain or flu symptoms. What many people don’t consider is that these same medications can ...

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