Advice from our veterinarians and veterinary technicians on how to help reduce your pet's carbon pawprint!
The veterinary technicians and receptionists at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital have some great helpers. We have been having fun with this image of Malinda and her dog over on the Veterinary Hospital's Facebook page.
Here are a few of our favorite captions:
Renee: I'll keep an eye out for the doc....you go ahead and change that word "neuter" to "cuddles & treats!"
Martha: No, no, not the kibble! Order the Beggin' Strips! I'd do it myself but I don't have thumbs!
Christa: If you could get those TPS reports to me that would be just great.
Donna: No no no, you add 6 and carry the 1.
Dana: "Your total today comes to six dog treats. No, don't give them to Malinda, I'll take them."
Robert: "What time is Susie's appointment? I don't want to miss her this time like I did the last!"
Our first pet of the week at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital is owned and loved by our very own Veterinary Technician, Brandy! He is Jackson, the Jack Russell Terrier. Jack Russells' were bred as a working dog, and that working instinct and ethic has remained with them today. They have a voracious appetite for exercise and activity. If left to their own devices, they will create their own activity, many have been known to take up interior design, and they have a unique style which is generally not in keeping with their owners.
Brandy tells us that Jackson's favourite activities are walking with his Gram and his Aubrey around Jefferson, MD (say hi if you see them!) as well as lazing on on the sofa. Rumour has it that Jackson is very in touch with his feminine side and if you peruse Jefferson Veterinary Hospital's facebook page you may come across an image of Jackson laying on his back after having his nails done.
The Jack Russell Terrier Club has put together a handy little test to see if a Jack Russell Terrier would be a good and happy addition to your family. If you have any questions about this breed, or would like to hear information from our veterinarians about adding another member to your family, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you!
Progress on the construction of Jefferson Veterinary Hospital's new animal hospital
This beautiful Australian Shepherd came to see our veterinarians today in Jefferson, MD for a puppy well check. These checks form an important part of your new best friends health care and allows us to get to know each other! Our veterinarians review our recommended vaccination schedule, discuss training recommendations and, most importantly, listen to any concerns and answer any questions that you, our client, may have.
Pet friendly places to go in Frederick MD, covers Frederick County, MD and further afield. Compiled by the staff and veterinarians at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital and Brunswick Animal Clinic
It's National Puppy Day!!!! We would love to see pictures of your dogs over on our Facebook page when they were puppies, when butter wouldn't melt in their mouths, before they chewed the leg on the dining room table chair or ate the couch, or, well ... did a whole number of destructive things that puppies can sometimes do! Extra brownie points if you include details and/or a picture of the worst thing your dog did as a puppy!!! We will go first with Chug - he's been a wonderful puppy and avoided most of the typical things puppies do, but recently he's started stealing shoes (nothing like only being able to find one shoe) and decided that our garden needs a little work and has begun excavating.
Part of national puppy day is encouraging pet adoption - if you are looking to add a new furry family member, consider checking out the local animal shelters and rescues! You could save a life and find a wonderful companion!
We are on alert for another (hopefully last) wintery blast here in Frederick County MD. Help keep your pets ready for snow with these tips:
- When temperatures drop below freezing, the outdoors is no place for your pets - be a good owner and bring them inside.
- Ice melt can damage your pets paw pads and be hazardous to their health - make sure to clean their paws off anytime they come into contact with this
- Long haired breeds will frequently end up with snowballs attached to their underbellies and in between their paw pads, which can make it uncomfortable for them to walk on - make sure to check these and clean them out.
Have you ever wondered exactly what your dog sees when he or she comes to Jefferson Veterinary Hospital? Wonder no more! Dr. Ahalt's dog, Chug (who is a samoyed), kindly filmed what an appointment with his Veterinarian Daddy looks like!