Differences in fleas and ticks

Fleas and ticks are both pains in the butt and most people assume that fleas and ticks are the are the same but, fleas and ticks are very different. To protect your pets from both of these parasites it’s important to know the differences between them. Here are some differences that separate these parasites.


Introducing NexGard!!

Fairgrounds Animal Hospital is now carrying NexGard!

NexGard is a new product by Merial, the makers of Frontline. It is the first chew that offers protection against both fleas and the American dog tick. It contains an active ingredient afoxolaner, in a palatable beef flavored chew, which kills fleas by over stimulating the nervous system. It is not unusual for fleas to become more visible on a pet after administering NexGard due to this overstimulation. NexGard provides 100% flea kill within 24 hours of administration and continues to work for a full 30 days.


Fireworks: Terrifying for Pets

Fireworks: Awesome for Humans, Terrifying for Pets

Tips for keeping your dogs, cats and other pets safe and happy during summer celebrations. Many people enjoy the booming sounds and flashing lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for pets, and possibly hazardous. On the Fourth of July, so many pets are frightened and try to escape the sites and sounds that animal shelters around the nation report a dramatic increase in lost pets during the holiday. Continue…

Fear of Loud Noises

Help make sounds less scary to your dog

Dogs can develop anxiety or fear associated with sound even if they have no prior traumatic experience associated with loud noise or sound. Many fear related problems can be resolved, but if left untreated your dogs fearful behavior will probably get worse.