Bartlesville Animal Hospital

Bartlesville Animal Hospital
Bartlesville Animal Hospital is listed in the Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals category in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Displayed below is the only current social network for Bartlesville Animal Hospital which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Bartlesville Animal Hospital on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 61.

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1055 NE Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 333-1122

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Next time you are thinking about shaving a dog with a double coat, consider this graphic of how that coat helps protect your dog from the heat. A well groomed dog with the undercoat brushed out will actually stay cooler in hot weather than the same dog when shaved. Shaving also can permanently change the texture of the coat. In that case, your dog may have a hard time staying warm during the winter months, because the top coat never completely regrows. A well maintained double coat keeps your dog warm during the winter & cool during the summer. Instead of asking your groomer to shave your dog, how about asking them to bathe him and give him a thorough brushing out? Of course, if your dog is matted, then shaving may be the only option.

Went to a dinner meeting tonight, all about ticks & tick-borne diseases. Here are some highlights that include the most updated information. The various species of ticks are continuing to spread their distribution around the country. As a result, Oklahoma has virtually all the species of ticks capable of spreading disease to pets & people! That means that we need to be very proactive keeping ticks off our pets! Like to walk along Pathfinders or along the local trails? We have ticks that prefer these walkways & paths. Does your dog run in fields? Several species love these tall grasses. Does your dog stay in your backyard, with no trees, short grasses? Well, there's one that likes that environment. Think they die off during cold weather? The deer tick actually thrives in cold weather! Dog never leaves your home, just goes outside to potty? The Brown Dog tick can live it's entire life cycle within the home and never see the outdoors! So essentially, ticks can live anywhere! Ticks can be very particular feeders. They may even go for more than a year without feeding before the right "meal" comes along. They will crawl around on a pet for hours before finally finding just the right place to attach & feed. This means that your pet can bring a tick into the house, then snuggle up to you or your kids. Tick decides it'd rather feed on the person sitting next to that dog or cat, rather than the pet. Now, YOU can be exposed to its diseases!!! Once a tick decides to feed, it goes through several steps. First, it spits saliva on the skin, which contains anti inflammatories, anesthetics, & anticoagulants. In other words, the tick deadens your skin do you don't know she's there. Then she cuts through your skin & inserts a tube, then cements herself into place. Over the next several days, she takes a little drink, vomits back into your skin...over & over again until she finally takes a final big blood meal! YUCK!!! Once she has engorged, she will dissolve the cement, fall off, lay her eggs, start the cycle over. A tick can start spreading a disease within the first 8 hours of feeding!! With the exception of the brown dog tick, ticks feed on a different host at each stage of their life cycle. The earlier stages prefer small animals, such as rodents, birds, lizards, rabbits, squirrels. The later stages prefer larger animals, such as dogs, cats, livestock & people. The main diseases carried by ticks that we see here are Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the dog, plus Cytauzoon in the cat. There are certainly more, but these are the most common. Unlike the east coast, we see very little Lyme Disease. We have the tick that carries Lyme, but it prefers birds & lizards as its intermediate host in our area. Out east, it prefers a type of mouse. The Lyme bacteria happens to prefer the mouse, but doesn't survive well in birds & lizards. So our adult ticks don't usually have the disease by the time they bite us or our pets! But that could change over time. The best protection against any of these diseases is to prevent ticks. Because ticks can live in any environment, survive our warmer winters, can be very difficult to see on our pets, and can carry diseases to people by hitching a ride on our pets, they are now recommending that all pets are placed on some form of tick control. Do NOT wait until you actually SEE a tick!! The company hosting the talk tonight is launching their product, Simpatico, a monthly flea / tick product. At this time, we don't carry it at our clinic, but I'll be talking to the boss about it. It's cost is less than monthly Comfortis, which just does fleas. It kills more kinds of ticks faster & more effectively than the 12 week Bravecto. It starts to make the tick too sick to feed properly, even before it kills the tick, within 2-3 hours. This means it starts killing them before the tick can start to spread disease at that 8 hour mark. I think there might be a place for it in our hospital. We'll see. Just a word for those using Bravecto, which is what I current give my own dogs. We usually talk about it as a "three month" pill, but it's really 12 weeks! This means that if you give it every three months, not every 12 weeks, you will actually leave your pet unprotected for about a month during the year. Do make sure you actually count those weeks!!! If you have any questions about flea or tick control, plus the best product for your pet, Judy call our office, 918 333-1122.

I would agree with most of these. My biggest pet peeves are having someone bring in the pet that doesn't know what's going on & can't authorize testing, Dr Google, & not doing their research on the costs of pet ownership.
Ever wonder if you drive your vet crazy? We wondered too, so we asked the nice people over at Trupanion what vets’ biggest pet peeves were. Denise Petryk, DVM, director of veterinary services at Trupanion, and Dr. Steve Weinrauch, director of veterinary …

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For some reason the link didn't publish on my previous post. Let's try this again!!