Housetraining

Click below to download a helpful Housetraining Progress Chart!

Housetraining Progress Chart

Skunk Formula

We get phone calls all the time on how to get rid of that awful skunk smell. This is a little something that we all think works the best:

1 Pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1 tsp of Dawn dish soap
1/4 cup baking soda

Mix together and apply immediately to the smelly pet. Work mixture in and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing off.

Inducing Vomiting at Home

Hydrogen peroxide has been used effectively for years to get dogs to vomit.

Please note: It can also cause severe side effects – even death. Often, however, the risk of the toxin is greater than the risk of the hydrogen peroxide and if the dog can not get to the hospital within an hour the use of hydrogen peroxide makes sense. We have safer ways of making dogs vomit at the hospital.

If we are recommending hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting please consider the following:

  • DO NOT USE IN CATS
  • Use within 2-3 hours of ingestion – it’s useless after that
  • Use 1ml/1lb (Note: 5ml=1 teaspoon & 15ml=1 tablespoon)
  • Repeat within 10 minutes if no vomiting occurs.
  • Do not give more than 2 times
  • Max dose (without DVM approval) 3 tablespoons (45ml=1.5 ounces)
  • Give a moist meal just prior to hydrogen peroxide to encourage vomiting
  • Hydrogen peroxide can be given with an equal portion of milk or ice cream to get dog to take it
  • Use 3% hydrogen peroxide or less
  • Make sure hydrogen peroxide is not expired
  • Encourage movement – walk, or play right after dose

Please call the hospital afterward to let us know how your dog is doing!

Pet Diet Change

Important Information to Help Your Pet Change Diets

A food change is a BIG deal – for you and your pet. Your pet is fed the same food everyday. He or she likes the food and his/her body has become accustomed to it. A sudden change in ingredients going through the intestines can be quite a shock – from the taste buds to the digestive enzymes to the normal intestinal bacteria.

In order for your pet to adjust to the diet change a transitional period is needed. Studies have shown that over 85% of diet failures can be attributed to pet owners not following their veterinarian’s directions such as introducing a new diet too quickly, feeding incorrect amounts, and not feeding at the proper times.

These directions have been reviewed by our doctors, studied at the veterinary teaching college level and have been shown to be the easiest to follow, and most successful method available… if they are followed!

Feed as Follows

Day 1 – Decrease present food by 1 teaspoonful. Add 1 teaspoonful of new food.

Day 2 – Decrease present food by 2 teaspoonful. Add 2 teaspoonful of new food.

Day 3 – Decrease present food by 3 teaspoonful. Add 3 teaspoonful of new food and so on until food is completely switched over to the new diet.

NOTE: If your pet is leaving some food in the feeding dish, STOP any further additions or decreases of the two foods and continue to feed the same mixture that was not fully consumed until the pet eats all the food presented. Once your pet starts eating ALL the food, resume additions and deletions until complete changeover is achieved. This particular refusal, or hesitation, is considered the “turning point” as to whether your pet will continue in the food changeover. Your pet is now deciding whether or not he or she likes the idea of new food!

Under NO circumstances should your pet consume table/human food of any kind. Your pet will only consume table food if YOU give it to him! Treats can be fed under the direction of your veterinarian. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office and our staff will be happy to help you.

In the unlikely event you notice any sort of bowel changes in your pet, please call the Ellicott Small Animal Hospital at 716-852-8276

Association Resources

American Association for Feline Practitioners
www.catvets.com

American Kennel Club
www.akc.org

American Veterinary Medical Association
www.avma.org

American Animal Hospital Association
www.aaha.org

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
www.abvp.com

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
www.acvim.org

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
www.aavmc.org

Groomers

Click to view our Groomers, Trainers, and Kennels brochure!

Pawprints by Penny
260 Allen St and 1245 Niagara St – Buffalo
716-886-9360

Animal Outfitters
500 Seneca Street (entrance on Myrtle Avenue)
Buffalo, NY 14204
716-436-4553
www.animaloutfittersbuffalo.com

The Kennel Club
33 Chandler Street – Buffalo
716-876-8727
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough is strongly suggested

Bubbles and Barks (Dogs and Cats)
935 Brighton Road – Tonawanda
716-831-0677
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough is strongly suggested
Required for Cats: Rabies

Grooming by Betty @ McClelland Small Animal Hospital
455 Ellicott Street – Buffalo
716-847-0181
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHLPP, FVRCP, and Kennel Cough
Required for Cats: Rabies, FVRCP and FELV

Amherst Boarding Kennels (Dogs and Cats)
4650 Millersport Highway – East Amherst
716-636-6172
www.amherstboardingkennel.com
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough, and Rabies

Eagle Ridge Kennels (Dogs and Cats)
7081 Ellicott Road/Rt. 240 – Orchard Park
716-662-5302
www.eagleridgekennel.com
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough
Required for Cats: Rabies, FVRCP, FELV strongly recommended

Dana’ Stylin’ Pets (Dogs and Cats)
1732 Grand Island Boulevard – Grand Island
716-773-5958
Required for Dogs: Rabies
Required for Cats: FVRCP

Kennels & Daycare

Click to view our Groomers, Trainers, and Kennels brochure!

Dog Nanny (Dogs and Cats)
716-983-2380
www.dognanny.pet

Puppy Playpen
716-864-3112: 431 Ellicott St., Buffalo
716-447-9699: 2293 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHLPP, Kennel Cough strongly recommended
Dogs must be spayed or neutered by 6 months

Animal Outfitters
500 Seneca Street – Buffalo
716-436-4553
www.animaloutfittersbuffalo.com

Amherst Boarding Kennels (Dogs and Cats)
4650 Millersport Highway – East Amherst
716-636-6172
www.amherstboardingkennel.com
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough
Required for Cats: Rabies, FVRCP, FELV recommended

Eagle Ridge Kennels (Dogs and Cats)
7081 Ellicott Road/Rt. 240 – Orchard Park
716-662-5302
www.eagleridgekennel.com
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough
Required for Cats: Rabies, FVRCP, FELV strongly recommended

Schaffer Kennels
3376 Niagara Falls Boulevard – North Tonawanda
716-694-6070

A Pawsitive Experience
3376 Schultz Road – Hamburg Township
716-627-9234
Required for Dogs: Health Certificate, Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough, Giardia snap test

Waynewood Kennels (Dogs and Cats)
121 Pound Road – Elma
716-655-0278
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough
Required for Cats: Rabies,  FVRCP

 

CANADA:

Farfignoogle Kennels
2363 Ridgemount Rd
Stevensville, ON
905-382-2764

Ascot Kennels
4760 Netherby Road
Stevensville, ON
905-351-8405

Puppy Classes and Trainers

Click to view our Groomers, Trainers, and Kennels brochure!

Dog Days of Buffalo
716-886-3647
632 Amherst St. Buffalo,NY
www.DogDaysOfBuffalo.com
*free puppy (<6 months old) socialization class , Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Animal Outfitters
500 Seneca Street – Buffalo
716-436-4553
www.animaloutfittersbuffalo.com
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Kennel Cough

Pet Degree
2055 Clinton Street – Buffalo
855-738-3347
www.petdegree.com/about-us
Required for Dogs: Rabies, DHLPP, Kennel Cough

Rita Ippolito – DogSentials
500 Seneca Street – Buffalo
716-560-5749
www.dogsentialsdogtraining.com/about/

The Family Companion-Eagle Ridge Kennel
716-592-0802
Please Call- Multiple Locations Available in Buffalo and Surrounding Areas
www.TheFamilyCompanion.com

Canine Sports Complex
716-874-7505
356 Hertel Ave – Buffalo, NY
www.PositivePet.com

All Dawgs Academy
716-743-0988
908 Niagara Falls Blvd – Amherst, NY 14228
www.AllDawgsAcademy.com

Southtowns Dog Training Club
585-535-7363
81 Buffalo St. Hamburg, NY 14075
www.SouthTownsDTC.com

Safe Drug Disposal

Did you know that homes that use septic tanks, prescription and over-the-counter drugs flushed down the toilet can leach into the ground and seep into ground water?

In cities and towns where residences are connected to wastewater treatment plants, prescription and over-the-counter drugs poured down the sink or flushed down the toilet can pass through the treatment system and enter rivers and lakes. They may flow downstream to serve as sources for community drinking water supplies. Water treatment plants are generally not equipped to routinely remove medicines.

Many local offices and Police departments offer a secure safe drop off for unused prescriptions. Click the link below to see where in your area you can drop off your medications:

www2.erie.gov/health/sites/www2.erie.gov.health/files/uploads/pdfs/ESAPDualSites.pdf

www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring

Other Resources

ASPCA’s Poison Control Center
www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

Agility Information
www.cleanrun.com

Bring Fido – Search your area for Dog-friendly Destinations!
www.bringfido.com

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/cvm

Cornell Feline Health Center
www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/

Pet Insurance Review
www.petinsurancereview.com

Pet Loss Support – Provided by the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
www.aplb.org

Veterinary Partner, a service of Veterinary Information Network
www.veterinarypartner.com

WebMDPets, click on Pet Health at
www.webmd.com

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