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FDA warning on possible link between certain grain-free dog food brands and a serious canine heart disease.

Below is the list of 16 brands that are currently under FDA investigation. If you have any concerns or questions, please give us a call:

 

Arcana
Zignature
Taste of the Wild​
4Health
Earthborn Holistic
Blue Buffalo
Nature's Domain
Fromm
Merrick
California Natural
Orijen
Nature's Variety
NutriSource
Nutro
Rachael Ray Nutrish

 

                             

                   HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PETS THIS WINTER

 

                   If they are outside animals, ensure they have some kind of shelter with                                        plenty of straw. Heated pet beds are good options.

                     

                          Have access to water. If their water is frozen, be sure to break the ice                                          multiple times a day. A heated water bowl is another great option.

                       

                          Depending on the shelter, heat lamps are another good option.

                       

                          Be mindful of any anti-freeze spills in any areas that accessoble by your                                      pets. 

                 

                          Some rock salt is pet safe, ensure to check the lable on your rock salt. If                                      it's not pet safe, be mindful of where you put it and where your pets are.

                                   

 

HEARTWORM PREVENTION

 

Heartworms are one of the most serious threats to your pet's health. If you don't currently have your pet on heartworm prevention, or have never had them on protection, give us a call to schedule an appointment for a heartworm test! We have many options on prevention type and are happy to help find the best for you and your pet. We can also give you more information on what heartworms are and why it's so important to have your pet on prevention.

 

FLEA AND TICK PREVENTION

 

Fleas and ticks are rampant during the summer months! Having your pet on prevention can protect against diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Erlichiosis. Stop by to pick up prevention for your pet and don't forget to grab a free tick removal tool! Mowing grass frequently and keeping brush and bushes trimmed can help too!

FIREWORKS

 

We may love fireworks, but our pets most likely don't find them entertaining. If you know there will be fireworks happening, it's best to keep pets inside in a quiet room with no windows. This will hopefully keep the pet from becoming overly anxious and frightful. Many pets tend to run during this time, so we also recommend getting your pet microchipped and making sure they have tags on their collars. If you have any questions on the microchipping process or price, give us a call!

STAYING SAFE IN THE SUN

 

Knowing the signs of overheating in your pet can prevent a heat stroke. Senior pets, new puppies/kittens, pets with heart or respiratory conditions, and pets with narrowed airways or short noses (i.e. pugs, boxers, shih tzus, boston terriers, and bulldogs) are at a higher risk for overheating. If you notice any combination of these symptoms please give us a call:

  • Excessive panting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased heart and respiratory rate
  • Drooling
  • Mild weakness
  • Stupor
  • Collapsing
  • Seizures
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated body temperature

Don't forget that if the concrete or asphalt is too hot for you to walk on in bare feet, it's also too hot for your pet! 

Contact Us:

Stay Informed

St. Francis Animal Health Care, Inc.
11 E Willow Road
PO Box 324
Dale , IN 47523
Phone: 812-937-4733 812-937-4733
Fax: 812-937-1959
E-mail Address:

Our Business Hours

We are open during the following hours:

*We operate on Central Standard Time

 

Monday through Friday:

8:00AM - 5:30PM

 

Saturday:

8:00-12:00

 

Sunday:

Closed

For after-hour emergencies, call

812-937-4623.  If no answer, please call All Pet Emergency Clinic in Evansville at 812-422-3300.

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