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Spread the Word About the Danger of Leaving Pets in Hot Cars


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With summer weather just around the corner, heat related dangers have become a serious threat for pets. One of the most tragically overlooked dangers associated with warm weather is leaving an animal in a parked car. Many people don’t realize how quickly the situation can become deadly. On an 85 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can surpass 100 degrees in just 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked. Within 30 minutes, the temperature can rise to 120 […]

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Which Calicivirus is to Blame in a Shelter Outbreak?


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Differentiating between “regular” feline calicivirus (FCV) and virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV) during an outbreak of disease in a shelter is not a straightforward endeavor. Typically, FCV causes some combination of *fever *sneezing *discharge from the eyes and nose *red and swollen eyes *drooling *ulcers in the mouth *loss of appetite *painful joints and limping VS-FCV can cause all of the above with the addition of: *swelling of the face or limbs *crusting, scabs, hair loss, and ulceration of the […]

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The Use of Isolation in a Shelter Setting


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For any shelter, rescue group or foster home, an isolation setup is very important. It is true that the dog or cat put into isolation may feel upset and a bit stressed due to the lack of social contact, but disease control is so important that a small amount of stress is worth it. Ideally, a shelter would have two isolation set-ups. The first would be for ill animals. This area needs strict guidelines for hygiene, kennels that are easy […]

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Common Animal Shelter Health Concerns: Hookworms


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Because your adoption center houses numerous animals in close proximity, you must always watch for potential health problems to avoid rapid proliferation. Hookworms are ¼ to ½-inch-long parasites that attach to the lining of an animal’s small intestine to feed on its blood. Hookworms belong to the family of worms called ancylostomatids, and several species of hookworms affect cats and dogs. Infections spread through several routes, so remaining proactive about prevention, monitoring animals, and treatment is important. Transmission of Hookworm […]

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