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  • On Their Own Again

  • If you’re headed back to work after staying home for COVID-19 precautions, your dog may have some trouble adjusting. After spending long periods of time together, being on their own may be difficult for some pets. Watch for signs of stress and anxiety and try these tips to help them adjust to being alone again: Exercise. With less time for long walks with you, your pup may appreciate doggie daycare or visits from a dog walker to provide stimulation while … read more

  • Your New Pet’s First Steps are Big Ones.

  • Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations!  A new furry friend is always cause for celebration. Make sure your new family member starts off on the right paw with these helpful pet care reminders: Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or … read more

  • Safe Fun In the Summertime
  • Safe Fun In the Summertime

  • Summer may be a bit low-key this year, but as we venture outside more it’s important to keep your pet safe. Here are a few tips to help: Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip. On a sunny 70-degree day, your car can heat up to over 100 degrees in minutes. Sizzling asphalt will scorch your pet’s paws—so if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your pooch. We know that … read more

  • Full Vet Services Are Back!
  • Full Vet Services Are Back!

  • Curbside service still in place  As we head into summer, we want to remind you that for everyone’s safety, we are continuing our COVID-19 curbside drop-off/pick-up protocols: When you arrive at our hospital, call our front desk. A member of our team will come to your car to pick up your pet and take them inside. Please make sure that your pet is on a secure leash or in a carrier. Our team will call you to discuss any findings, your … read more

  • Maintaining Pet Vaccines - Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs
  • Keep Your Pet’s Vaccines Updated

  • Vaccinations are Your Pet’s – and Our Community’s – Best Shot at Good Health. With the COVID-19 outbreak forcing families to shelter-in-place, we’ve noticed that many of our patients are overdue for crucial vaccines that protect them against deadly diseases like distemper, parvo, and rabies. These vaccines are essential for your pet’s health and for maintaining the overall wellness of our local pet population. We’re concerned that if such core vaccinations aren’t brought up to date, we could have an … read more

  • Have a Heart: Protect Your Pet from These Killer Parasites.
  • Have a Heart: Protect Your Pet from These Killer Parasites.

  • The parasites that prey on our pets do not adhere to stay-at-home directives. In fact, they consider warm weather as an invitation to treat animals like an all-you-can-eat buffet. This is particularly true of heartworm, deadly parasites carried by mosquitos that live in a dog or cat’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, they can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure. If your dog contracts heartworms, there is a treatment regimen, but … read more

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COVID-19 UPDATES

We are still requiring that all pets be picked up at the curb for their appointments.

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