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Frisco, TX 75034
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Pets and Ebola

At this time, the CDC states that there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread the virus to people or animals. Even in areas of Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with the virus.

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Pets and Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to join your family in the big turkey dinner. Please make sure that you tell your guests to refrain!  The fat from turkey meat and skin can be really problematic for your pet's stomach.  In addition, the bones can break and cause serious internal injuries.  You may want to have a special, pet snack ready for your pet so that they can at least be part of the celebration.

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How Long do Pet Microchips Last?

A pet microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the size of a grain of rice. Instead of running on batteries, the microchip is designed to be activated by a scanner that is passed over the area and then it transmits radiowaves that send the identification number to the scanner screen. Microchips are also designed to work for 25 years so they will work for the life of your pet.

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Sunday Veterinary Hours

Legacy Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week!  Our hours are below:

Mon-Fri: 7am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm
Closed Tuesdays from 12-1 for our weekly staff meeting

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Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Last week was National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. A big thank you to all the shelters, organizations, and rescues that help animals find their new fur-ever homes! Please consider supporting them in their endeavors by rescuing your next friend.

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Pet Diabetes

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month.

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.

While there’s no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you’ll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet’s health.

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Pet Microchips and Halloween

Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case she/he escapes through the open door while you're distracted with trick-or-treaters.

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Xylitol, Chocolate and Pets

Please don't feed your pets candy during Halloween! They don't need it so it's better to be safe than sorry.  The AVMA strongly advises avoiding food with the two which often appear in candy

1.Xylitol-containing products (xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in sugar-free candy and gum);

2.Chocolate

In the event that you pet does eat something that concerns you, please call us or the Pet Poison Hotline (they may charge a small fee for the call) at 800-213-6680

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