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Summit Blvd Animal Hospital and Laser Center

4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

(561)439-7900

www.bestpetdoctor.com


July 22. AAHA Day! American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)... - 07/21/2018



July 22. AAHA Day!

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has designated this day as an opportunity to educate pet owners about what accreditation means for their pets and to thank accredited hospitals for holding themselves to a higher standard. AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day will be held each year to celebrate champions for excellent veterinary care.

Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital is proud to be an AAHA accredited animal hospital since 1991 (for last 27 years). A distinction only approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in the entire United States and Canada have achieved.

Dr. I. Arun, DVM., P. A.
Dr. Lanes, DVM
and staff,
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
Advanced Pet Dental Center, Oral Surgery and Laser Surgery Center
4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-439-7900
www.bestpetdoctor.com


Good oral health is an important part of good general health for... - 07/21/2018



Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.
Signs of oral and #dental diseases in dogs and cats:

- #Bad breath.
- #Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar.
- Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area.
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.
- Bleeding from the mouth.
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight (this combination can result from diseases of many organs, and early veterinary examination is important.

Unlike people pets known to hide their #pain and continue to eat.

We want to help pets to live a long pain free life.

We are offering Free dental exam and 20% off dental cleaning for dogs and cats during the month of August. Only limited number of dental procedure will be performed daily and we urge pet owners to call and schedule dental appointment as soon as possible.

Your friends at #Summit Boulevard #Animal #Hospital
#Advanced #Pet #Dental, #Oral #Surgery and Laser Surgery Center
561-439-7900
www.bestpetdoctor. Com


Preventing Heat Stress and Injury in Pets BY DR. DENNIS CHEW... - 07/21/2018



Preventing Heat Stress and Injury in Pets

BY DR. DENNIS CHEW DVM, DACVIM

It always amazes me when, every year as the temperatures rise, there are still reports of animals being left alone inside hot vehicles, despite the fact that the dangers of doing so are well-known. Animals that exercise too vigorously in the heat or cannot seek relief from it are also at risk for illness and injury as well. Not too long ago, I had a concerning experience like this with my own dog when I took him out for a little fun in the dog park. That’s why, as the dog days of summer arrive, I thought it might be helpful to review some simple facts about how the heat can affect our pets.

Balmy Weather? Still Deadly
It’s important to realize that dogs and cats can develop heat-related injury quickly when they stay inside a parked car or other vehicle. This can happen even when the windows are partially lowered, the vehicle is in the shade, or the outside temperatures seem relatively moderate. Many people do not realize just how quickly the interior temperature of a car can increase to deadly levels, even with some airflow provided by cracked windows. For example, on a 90-degree day, the temperature inside a closed car can climb to 109 degrees within just 10 minutes. In less than 50 minutes, temperatures in that same car can rise to above 130 degrees. On even a comparatively balmy 70-degree day, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach triple digits within 30 minutes (see table).

Heat toxicity can also occur in dogs that exercise too vigorously during periods of high heat, especially if the humidity is also elevated. Even dogs that are in good athletic shape and used to regular exercise can develop heat injury when out and about in extreme conditions. Heat toxicity, or heat injury, can run the gamut from heat exhaustion (which occurs in the early stages of a heat-related event) to heat stroke, which is a full-blown emergency that requires immediate veterinary intervention.

Presented in the best interest of our pet patients.

Your friends at Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
561-439-7900


Hurricane/Summer specials 20% Off Microchip Pet identification... - 07/19/2018



Hurricane/Summer specials
20% Off Microchip Pet identification and
Free heart worm blood test with purchase of heartworm preventive injection that will protect you pet for 6 full months. Mention coupon code “Elsa7”.


EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS MIGHT MEAN FEWER SICK DAYS FROM... - 07/18/2018



EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS MIGHT MEAN FEWER SICK DAYS FROM SCHOOL.

Well, kind of. Studies have shown that animals do indeed make us happier and healthier. You’ve probably heard about the amazing work that therapy animals can do to improve the lives of others. But research also points to a high correlation between pet ownership and empathetic kids.

Attached, please find find a picture of my own granddaughters growing up with their own pets and also with our Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital pet patient’s.

Best Regards,

Dr. Arun