How To Remove A Tick – And 4 Ways Not To

A Tick On Fur In The Grasp Tweezers It’s tick season here in our neck of the woods, and although summer is winding down, the tick population is definitely not. If your pet spends a lot of time in the great outdoors, you probably know that ticks are a problem to be prepared for.

But have you ever had to remove a tick

There are a lot of common misconceptions about this process, so we thought we’d spend some time going over the basics, as well as things not to do.

Tick Dangers

Most of us know that tick bites are painful and uncomfortable. They’re also dangerous. Tick bites can transmit debilitating diseases to humans and pets, such as: Continue…

How to Help If You Find A Stray Pet

Dog Being Pet On The NeckMany of us have come across a wandering stray dog or cat and wondered what to do. If you find a stray pet, keep in mind that the animal may be lost and have loving owners frantically searching for him or her. If a pet has been lost for several weeks, they will be dirty, skinny and have fleas, even if from a wonderful home. Although you may not want to sound a false alarm, it’s likely that the pet needs help and you should take action if possible.

Dupont Veterinary Clinic applauds your desire to help animals in need, which is why we have outlined the steps you can take if you ever do find a stray pet.

If You Find A Stray Pet

Approach carefully – When lost and confused, even animals from good homes may run away from you or bite. The pet may also be injured, and in pain. If you’re at all concerned for your own safety, call animal control or the police for assistance. Speak calmly, and try to lure the pet with food into a carrier or your car, or restrain him with a leash. Continue…

Chasing Away the Winter Blues: Activities for You and Your Pet

Child Walking Through Snow With White Dog On A LeashThrough all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and well into the cold gray days of winter, it’s understandable that we get a little stir-crazy. This is also true for our pets. Cabin fever can set in without a little imagination and enrichment for indoor and cold weather activities.

The Dupont Veterinary Clinic team has a few tips and tricks for some incredible activities for you and your pet, to chase away those winter blues.

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Adventure Calls! What You Need to Know About Camping with Pets

camping with petsCamping is a beloved summer activity for many families, and Indiana is home to a wide variety of scenic spots to pitch your tent. Including the family pet can make the experience even more memorable. After all, who doesn’t relish the sight of a happy pup frolicking through the woods or along the lakeshore?

Camping with pets is not without some risks, however. Careful planning and preparation is necessary for a safe and enjoyable experience for your pet, and your team at Dupont Veterinary Clinic is here to help you get set up for success!

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Explore the Outdoors! Tips for Camping with a Pet

dog and man road trip heartThe dog days of summer can inspire us to escape to the great outdoors for some fresh air and fun. If you’re a nature-loving pet parent, camping with a pet might seem like the ultimate way to relax on a weekend.

In preparing for such an excursion, you probably have a number of ‘must-haves’, like bug spray, sunscreen, and marshmallows on your packing list. Similarly, there are many precautions to take to keep your best fur pal safe while on the lake, in the woods, or wherever your sense of adventure leads you.

Pre-Camping Pet Checklist

From Hoosier National Forest and State Parks to the many beautiful, inviting lakes, Indiana has some amazing campsites to offer a family and their Fido. Continue…