Category: News

August 15th is Check the Chip Day

Pets with registered microchips are much more likely to be returned to their owners if they are lost or stolen than pets without microchips. We want every pet to be reunited with their owners; therefore, we are happy to provide the following information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA): To pet owners: Take advantage of this day to visit your veterinarian’s office to have your pet’s microchip scanned, and ensure that the information associated with it is up to date.  You can print out this form to keep in a safe locationRead More

August 8th is Cat Day!

At JPESC we love our feline companions, and in honor of them, we have compiled a list of interesting cat facts.  I hope you enjoy and learn something new! A female cat is called a queen, as anyone with a cat can attest, they certainly live up to the name Cats walk like camels and giraffes. They move both right feet forward, followed by both left feet, meaning they move half of their body forward at a time.  They are the only three animals to walk in that pattern! Many people know that ancient Egyptians worshiped cats, but did youRead More

Pet Fire Safety

July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day, so we are going to give you and your family some tips to keep your pets safe in the event of a fire.  The National Fire Protection Association has estimated that nearly 1,000 home fires are started each year by pets. The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services have joined forces to provide the following tips: Extinguish Open Flames – Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughlyRead More

You may love fireworks, but your pet wants a nap

The 4th of July presents the perfect time to talk about noise sensitivity and anxiety in our pets. Though this is not the only holiday where fireworks are common, it is the number one day for dogs to go missing in the United States. Although fireworks are typically unavoidable, even in states where they are illegal, pets will inevitably be forced to endure at least one night of fireworks. There are several things that you can do to help ease your pet’s fear, and keep them safe. Leave your pets at home. Taking your dog with you to parties or parades is askingRead More

Sago Palm Toxicity

Sago Palm plants are a very common decorative house plant as well as a landscaping plant.  Unfortunately, the ingestion of any part of a Sago Palm is extremely dangerous to people and animals.  Sago palm is also commonly called Cardboard Palm or Coontie Palm but refers to the genus Cycads. They thrive in tropical and subtropical climates, and require very little care.  This makes them readily available and good for beginning gardeners. I recently noticed some Sago palms being sold as Bonsai plants at some stores.  On close inspection of their plant tag, I found, in fine print, a tinyRead More

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricane season is officially upon the Treasure Coast.  From June 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019 we are at significant risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.  Are you prepared for an emergency? What about your pets? We have compiled a list of supplies to have on hand in your disaster kits and other ways to ensure your pets are protected during an emergency. If you are going to evacuate, plan to bring your pets with you.  Leaving them behind is not an option; they will be in grave danger if left alone.  Map your route out of town, contact hotelsRead More