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West Nile in Los Lunas!

Heartworm preventionThere has been a reported case of West Nile virus in a 12 year old girl in Valencia county. This is right in our back yard. Make sure you keep yourself and you pets protected.

Can dogs get West Nile virus? Yes they can.

West Nile is primarily transmitted by mosquito, there are cases where it may have been transmitted via tick.  Better to be safe than sick, especially when it is so easy to treat your pet with Frontline Flea and Tick. 

How can I protect myself and my dog?

  • Stay indoors at dawn, dusk, and in the early evening.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever you are outdoors.
  • Wear bug shirts. These are shirts that are made to naturally repel mosquitos.
  • Apply insect repellent to yourself and your clothing. You can get pet safe insect repellant to spray on them as well.
  • Spray your backyard. If you have a large mosquito problem, you may want to talk to your exterminator about getting your property treated for mosquitos.
  • Keep the screens on your door and windows shut.
  • Don’t leave water standing to get stagnant. Mosquitos are bred in water. The less standing water you have, the fewer mosquitos you are likely to have.

If you think that your dog may have contracted West Nile, call you vet for an appointment to get evaluated. Though there is no cure for West Nile, the symptoms can be treated.

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Dog in the Car

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Every year thousands of pets die of heatstroke and suffocation from being left in a car. Even a quick trip inside can leave your pet at risk. In only minutes a car can reach up to 160 degree’s on the inside, even with the windows cracked. Each year, thousands of beloved companions succumb to heatstroke […]

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Puppies! 5 Basic Things Your Puppy Needs

There are few things that warm the heart faster than a puppy. They’re soft, fluffy, and so adorable that it hurts sometimes. Even the most stoic among us has a hard time hiding that soft spot for a snuggly puppy. If you’re thinking of bringing a new puppy home, then be prepared. Most people don’t […]

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Vetco is Hiring!

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Vetco is hiring a Veterinary Assistant for our Albuquerque Clinic. We need someone who is responsible, reliable, loves animals and is bilingual (Spanish/English). You must be bilingual in Spanish and English to qualify for the job. You do not need to have prior experience or be certified in anything. Your responsibilities include: Answering Phones Making […]

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Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day by not over populating the world with animals. Pet overpopulation is a big problem in New Mexico. Most pets that go into shelters are not adopted and are euthanized. The best way to help stop pet over population is by spaying or neutering your pets, or adopting a pet […]

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Dog Hay Fever

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Did you know your dog can get hay fever just like you? Spring time in New Mexico is beautiful but if you have allergies can be a rough time of year, rough for you and your dog. Symptoms of Hay fever Hay fever in dogs is very similar to hay fever in people and affects up […]

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Food Matters

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The food that you feed your pet is important. It affects their energy, their coat and their overall health. If you don’t eat fast food every day and for every meal, why would you want to feed your pet the pet food equivalent. Make sure your pet is a healthy member of your family for […]

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