Hello, I am Antonio the cat reporter. Here at Mt. McKinley there are lots of exciting things happening very often and this is the place where you can read about them!
Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital will be hosting a dachshund race at the Tanana Valley State Fair on Saturday, August 6th at 4 pm. The race is going to be located in the grassy area by the livestock barns (next to the Cluck Hut). You can download the sign-up/registration form before the race and bring it with you or do it at the Fairgrounds right before the race. This race is limited to dachshunds and dachshund mixes due to their leg size.
Each race participant requires 2 handlers - 1 at each end of the course. There will be multiple race heats depending on the number of participants. Dogs will start at one end (5 racers to a group) and can be lured to the handler at the other end by any means (toys, food, noise makers, etc). Fastest dachshund will be the winner of a great gift basket.
All dogs are required to be up to date on vaccines and friendly with both humans and other dogs. Any bites/fights will be the responsibility of the owner. Please contact Emily at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital with any questions or send messages to either our facebook page.
For the month of March we will be highlighting the top 10 poisons reported for dogs and cats in 2013. This list is put together by the Pet Poison Hotline but also mirrors the calls we receive on a regular basis. Our goal is to bring awareness to pet owners of the seemly harmless items in and around your house that can be dangerous to your pets.
Check out our facebook page each day to get information on the most common household toxins, what to do in case of emergency, and some of the ways we approach treatment of these ingestions. Always remember: if there is any doubt that your pet has consumed something that may be toxic, please call your veterinarian immediately.
We regret to inform our Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital friends that Dr. Paige Heywood will be leaving our practice at the end of February. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her future adventures. Not only is she looking forward to being closer to her family in Missouri, but Dr. Heywood is pursuing a specialty in veterinary dentistry. Sadly, Fairbanks’ distance from the lower 48 makes this a bit more challenging.
Dr. Heywood will be here with us through the month of February; her last day being February 28th. If you would like to schedule an appointment or dental procedure (don’t forget its Dental Month!) please give our office a call as her schedule is quickly filling up.