The Buzz About Dogs and Bee Stings

Dogs and bee stings don't always mix.There are so many things about the great outdoors that, if we really stopped to seriously fret over them, we might never leave the house again. While the endless possibility of outcomes shouldn’t inhibit our adventures, it is important to proceed with caution. That’s why we recommend parasite prevention, microchipping, vaccinations, and more. When it comes to dogs and bee stings, there are not only ways to prevent this potentially painful situation, but also options for treating allergic reactions.

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Bees are really cool insects, and we owe them a lot for pollinating our plants and crops. Dogs don’t know that, of course, and just cannot resist their buzzing, flying coolness. Their curiosity and playfulness can truly get the best of dogs who have serious or even life-threatening allergic reactions to bee venom. Continue…

Helping Baby Wildlife This Spring

helping baby wildlifePerhaps the best part of this time of are all of the baby animals that are born. After all, who can resist a tiny, fuzzy bunny or a clumsy fawn?

What’s an animal lover to do, though, when you find a baby animal that seems to be in need of help? The most important part of helping baby wildlife is understanding your role in the situation. Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic is happy to help those who care about animals as much as we do, to do a great job when it comes to looking out for critters of all shapes and sizes.


Evacuating With Pets: Are You Ready?

evacuating with petsThe recent rash of devastating hurricanes has many Americans asking themselves what they would do if faced with a natural disaster or severe weather event; Are we prepared with emergency supplies? Do we have a place to go if we ever needed to evacuate? What about our pets?

The incidents of pets left behind during hurricanes and other natural disasters are a sad and dangerous situation, leading to thousands of homeless pets, distraught owners, and a potential increase in zoonotic diseases such as Leptospirosis or Giardia. In the wake of hurricane Irma we have been asked many questions regarding evacuating with pets, and we’d like to assure our readers that there is plenty you do to plan for your pets’ welfare, both during and after a natural disaster.


When Nature Strikes, Emergency Preparedness For Pets Is A Must

emergencies preparednessThe recent disastrous flooding and wildfire events throughout the world have left many of us shaken, and for good reason. It’s a reminder to us all that a natural disasters can strike anywhere, anytime, putting our homes, property, and most importantly our lives, at risk.

Hurricanes and other storms, flash flooding, fires, and even extreme heat are facts of life in our current climate. Our chances of surviving and thriving during a natural disaster depend largely on having a plan in place for our families ahead of time. Pets can add a level of complication to our plans, but it’s critical that we include them, just as we would any family member.

Emergency preparedness for pets will help to ensure that the entire family, both two and four-legged members, stay together and stay safe.