SkunkGetting sprayed by a skunk quite literally stinks. 

Use this recipe to create a DIY skunk spray treatment at home:

• 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
• ¼ cup baking soda
• 1 teaspoonful of Dawn dishwashing liquid

Because gas is generated once the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are mixed, the solution must be made up fresh each time it is needed. The soap breaks up the oils in the skunk spray and allows the other ingredients to do their work. Make sure to rinse the solution off with tap water after.

flea tick prevention pets 300pxAt Douds Veterinary Hospital, we want our patients to get the best protection against harmful pests.

Review our lists of heartworm and flea/tick prevention products to figure out what's best for your pet.

sick dog boxer 250pxThere is nothing worse than when your beloved pet isn't feeling well.

When instructed, refer to this Bland Diet Guide to put your pet on the road to full recovery!

cat dog eatingYou may be thinking of purchasing or adopting an animal for that special someone in your life. Wait! Visions of your favorite family member opening a squirming, wriggling package and crying tears of joy are running rampant in your mind, but is that really what is going to happen? Not necessarily. Here’s why we feel strongly that pets are not presents for any other time of year.

Whether or not you’ve found ticks on your pet, chances are that you have questions about ticks and their ability to transmit Lyme disease. There have been confirmations of dogs and cats contracting Lyme disease in our area, and we feel that tick prevention is an important component in your pet's overall health plan.

tick dog greenHow Do Pets Get Ticks?

Pets can get ticks anywhere, but the insects typically live in areas with tall grass and weeds. If your dog or cat ventures into any area like this, chances are high that a tick will jump aboard and hitch a ride.

While this is a common form of transmission, it’s important to know that your animal can pick up a tick anywhere. From your backyard to the baseball field, ticks can happily make a home in almost any outdoor location.