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Despite the challenges of 2021, there is so much to be grateful for this year.

To our human friends, thank you for trusting us with your pets.

To our furry friends, thank you for bringing us joy everyday.  You inspire us to do our best.

To our team members: thank you for all you do to protect the human-animal bond.

#HappyThanksgiving #ConyersAnimalHospital
East Metro Animal Emergency has had a change in operating hours.  

Here is a list of clinics accepting after hours and weekend emergencies.
Is your pet itchy in the winter?  Cold air and low humidity can make skin dry, flaky and uncomfortable.  Brush your pet regularly to stimulate the skin's natural oils.  Use a humidifier to add moisture back into the air.  Ask our doctors about supplements or special shampoos.  If your pet is scratching non-stop, allergies might be to blame.  Give us a call.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed
Sharing meals with our furry friends can have dangerous consequences.  Keep these foods away from your pets:

- Turkey skin: loaded with fat and seasonings
- Dairy products: most pets are lactose intolerant
- Cooked bones: can break and splinter
- Garlic and onions: toxic to pets (so no stuffing!)

Give us a call with any concerns.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed #HappyThanksgiving
Could the colder weather be making your pet's arthritis worse?  As air pressure decreases, joint tissues can become inflamed, pushing on the nerves and magnifying discomfort.  Muscles around the joints can also stiffen in the cold, leading to more pain.  Ask how we can help.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed
Thank you to all who have served.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #VeteransDay #ThankYou
1 in every 200 cats and 1 in every 300 dogs is affected by diabetes.  Warning signs include excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss.  With early detection and good management at home, your pet can live for many healthy, happy years to come.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetDiabetesMonth #vetmed
#ConyersAnimalHospital #DaylightSavingsTime #FallBack
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Halloween can be downright spooky for our pets.  Keep away any chocolate, raisins, and xylitol-sweetened candy.  If your pet tolerates costumes, remove any chewable parts.  Make sure your pet is microchipped and keep your contact details up to date.  Have a safe Halloween! 🎃
#ConyersAnimalHospital #HappyHalloween #petsafetytips #micrhochip #SaveThisLife
Today is #NationalPumpkinDay!  To celebrate here is a quick and easy recipe for a dog treat. ðŸū

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup pumpkin puree (be sure to use only canned pureed pumpkin NOT pumpkin pie mix)

Directions
Mix pumpkin and yogurt together in a bowl
Divide the mixture evenly into an ice tray or molds
Freeze for 24 hours
Pop the treats out of the mold and put into a freezer bag for storage. You can also leave them in the ice tray if you have space in your freezer!

Here is a link for some cute dog molds.
https://amzn.to/3iQ1E4H

#ConyersAnimalHospital
Halloween can be particularly spooky for our pets. Check out some of our tips to help you celebrate the holiday safely.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #petsafetytips #HappyHalloween
Did you know that Halloween is the second most common holiday for pets to go missing?  Microchipped dogs are twice as likely to be reunited with their families, and microchipped cats are over 20 times more likely to make it back home.  Please microchip your pets and make sure your contact information is up to date.  Have a safe a Halloween! 🎃
#ConyersAnimalHospital #HappyHalloween #petsafetytips #Microchip #SaveThisLife
Today is #NationalPugDay!  Let's show these guys some #love 💞.  Share a photo of your #pug in the comments ⮇ïļ.
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Do you think you know everything about your furry best friend? Test your knowledge with these fascinating facts in honor of Adopt-A-Dog-Month.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #AdoptADogMonth
Is your pet itching and scratching more than usual?  For dogs and cats with allergies, autumn can mean an onset of skin-related symptoms.  Pets can also suffer from skin diseases that result in open sores, bumps, scabs, or bald patches.  Please check your furry firends regularly for signs of irritation.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed #PetCareForGenerataions
Leaf piles give fleas and ticks plenty of places to hide.  Rake up any fallen leaves, trim trees and shrubs, and cut your grass regularly.  Even if your pet stays indoors, fleas and ticks can find their way inside vis doors and windows, clothing, and on other pets.  Let's talk about the best options for your furry friend.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed #prevention
What is your dogs name and what nicknames do you have for them?

#ConyersAnimalHospital #nickname #fun
Due to their survival instinct, our furry friends are exceptionally good at hiding signs of pain. That’s why it’s so important to recognize subtle signs and seek help before the condition worsens.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed #AnimalPainAwarenessMonth
BEWARE OF ONLINE INFORMATION!
Type in "sick pet symptoms" in Google and you'll get over 140 million results - and much of this information is not fact-checked!
While education from credible online sources is a great thing, there is no substitute for veterinary care from a licensed veterinarian.
If you're concerned something is wrong, please make us your first call.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed
Please join us in sending a big shout out to our Front Office Manager Andrea Boyle on her 30th Anniversary at CAH.  Thanks for everything you do for us!
#ConyersAnimalHospital #Anniversary
Have you ever come home to find mutilated plants, chewed up pillows or furniture that's been destroyed?  

Separation anxiety can result in destructive behaviors, house soiling and excessive barking.  If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs of distress, talk to us about ways we can help.

With behavior management techniques, time and patience, your pet will learn to feel more comfortable when home alone.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed
Veterinary visits can be stressful for you and your feline friend. Here are some tips and tricks you can try at home while creating a powerful bonding experience with your pets.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
Today is #RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay.

It is a time to remember the pets that are no longer with us.  Please feel free to share a memory or photo of a pet that has passed.

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Taking care of your furry family members is not something we take lightly.  We are honored that you trust us with your pet's care, and just as honored that you trust us enough to recommend us to your friends, family and neighbors.

Your referrals are the highest compliment you can give, and you can be sure we'll take great care of them, just like we do for you and your pets.  Thank you for helping us grow!

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About 67% of all US households own a pet, and with good reason! Turns out pet ownership comes with health-boosting benefits. Check out this infographic for just a few of the ways our best friends keep us healthy.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Pets #Vetmed
Many pets are sensitive about being handled which can make vet visits more stressful. Here are some tips and tricks you can try at home while creating a powerful bonding experience with your pets.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an important time to focus on protecting your pets from life-threatening diseases.

Do you know which vaccines your pet needs, and which diseases they protect against?  Schedule a visit with us today so we can discuss the right vaccine protocol for your pet based on lifestyle, medical history and age.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed
It's #NationalSpoilYourDogDay.  Show some extra love and let's see those spoiled dogs.  Post a picture in the comments!
Today is #NationalFreshBreathDay.  It's the perfect time to check your pet for signs of dental disease, which can be brownish-yellow tarter on teeth, red/swollen gums, bad breath and pawing at the mouth.  If you notice any of these signs, please give us a call to schedule a dental exam.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #freshbreath #vetmed
Please be patient as we are experiencing a higher than normal call volume.
If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your pets.  Save summer walks for early mornings or evenings, especially when humidity levels are high.  

Limit exposure to direct sunlight and keep pets away from hot sand and asphalt which can burn sensitive paws.  

Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times.  Add ice cubes for a cool treat!

Leave out a wading pool or sprinkler for splashing around.  

Keep pets safe during the dog days of summer!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #summertips #vetmed
Traveling with your pet?  Please consider microchipping and make sure your contact information is current.

Use restraints and carriers in your vehicle for their safety and yours.  Never leave your pet in a parked vehicle, even with the windows down.  Temperatures inside can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes!

Please discuss your travel plans with our veterinarians so we can tailor a vaccination program for your pet.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SummerTips
All dogs dream, but puppies and senior dogs dream more frequently. 

#FunFactFriday #ConyersAnimalHospital
Keeping your pets hydrated is even more important during the summer.  Have a few water sources around your home and add ice cubes to keep it cool.  A fountain is a great way to encourage more drinking!  Watch for signs of dehydration: excessive panting, loss of appetite, or loss of skin elasticity.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SummerSafetyTip
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The season of backyard barbecues is here! Before you start cooking up your summer favorites, find out what’s unsafe for your furry friends.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #summersafetytips #vetmed
It's 🌏 #WorldEmojiDay! 🙃ðŸĪŠ
July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Please review these important tips that can potentially save your pet’s life. 

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Pets #FireSafetyDay
Keep a close eye on your pets during the summer months.  While most reactions to bee stings are mild, some pets can experience a life-threatening allergic reaction.  Signs of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea or sudden collapse.  If your pet is showing signs of a severre reaction, please seek immediate care.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SummerSafetyTips
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We hope you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend!

Holiday Hours:
Saturday July 3rd 8am-11am
Closed Sunday July 4th
Closed Monday July 5th

Download the AirVet App for 24 Hour Online Vet Care.

East Metro Animal Emergency Clinic 678-212-0300.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #IndependenceDay
More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year.  Is your pet microchipped? 

Before the fireworks begin, set up a quiet space away from doors and windows.  Turn on a TV to mask sudden noises.

How do you help your pets stay calm?

#ConyersAnimalHospital #IndependenceDay
Did you know that a single flea can cause an infestation of 20,000 more in just two months?

Many pets are allergic to fleas, leading to intense itching and scratching.

Ticks are another concern in our area.  They can transmit serious diseases to your pets and to you.

Please ask about the best flea and tick prevention for your pets.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
Tragically, only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats in shelters without ID tags or microchips are reunited with their owners.

June is #NationalPetMicrochippingMonth.  To prevent the heartache of losing your best friend, ask us about microchipping your pet.  

And don't forget the next step - keep your contact information up to date!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SaveThisLife
A dog’s short-term memory lasts only a few minutes while a cat’s can last as long as 16 hours!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #FunFactFriday
Let us know in the comments how spoiled your dog is?  What else do you do to spoil your dogs?

#ConyersAnimalHospital #spoiled
#ConyersAnimalHospital #SummerSafetyTips
#ConyersAnimalHospital #FunFactFriday #PugLife
😆 Not sure the cat is happy about it! 😆
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Planning a summer road trip with your furry friends? Check out some of our top tips and a handy checklist to keep your pets safe while traveling.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #Summer #TravelTips
Please join us in sending a huge SHOUT OUT to our Medical Director Dr. Jessica Kidd!  Today is her 20th Anniversary at Conyers Animal Hospital.  

Thank you Dr. Kidd for everything you do for pets, pet parents and the our team at CAH.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed #DVM #HappyAnniversary
Today is #NationalHugYourCatDay.  So show a little extra love to those felines!
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June is National Adopt a Cat Month! We’re celebrating our feline friends with 10 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about America’s most popular pet. 
#ConyersAnimalHospital #AdoptACatMonth
We will be closed today for Memorial Day.  If you have a medical emergency contact East Metro Animal Emergency at 678-212-0300 or you can use the AirVet App for 24 Hour Online Vet Care.

We hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #MemorialDay2021
Did you know?  A dog’s hearing is 10 times more acute than a human’s.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #FunFactFriday
Dental disease doesn't just affect your pet's mouth.  If bacteria is left unchecked, it can enter the bloodstream and affect your pet's heart, liver and kidneys.  Regular checkups and cleanings are needed to keep dental disease at bay.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #dentalhealth #vetmed
May is #NationalPetMonth a time to celebrate all the joy our pets bring to our lives. 💕 Love your pet, see your vet.  Now is a great time to schedule a wellness visit so we can check your pet from nose to tail. 🐈🐕
#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed #animalwellness
Every year, millions of shelter dogs and cats are euthanized that could have been adopted into new homes.  Spaying or neutering also offers a variety of health and behavioral benefits.  
Please talk to our staff about the best time to spay or neuter your pet.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #Vetmed #spayandneuter
Human medications top the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Here are some of the most dangerous drugs for cats and dogs, along with tips for keeping them safe.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed #PetPoisonHelpline
Pets are curious creatures who tend to get into things they shouldn’t. Is your home safe for your furry friends? Check out our room-by-room guide for common hazards that could pose a threat to your pets.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetProof #vetmed
It's #ChihuahuaApprecitationDay.  While they come in many colors and patterns and can be long or short haired they are all small, typically under 6 pounds.  Chihuahua's are known to be loyal, charming and usually have a big-dog attitude.

Share a pic of your #Chihuahuas below ⮇ïļ.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
This spring and summer, make sure your garden is safe for your furry friends!  Read labels carefully on fertilizers, soil additives and pesticides.  Keep compost piles off limits and brush up on plants that can be toxic to pets.  Please call us with any concerns.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed
#ConyersAnimalHospital #HappyMothersDay2021
Spring is in full swing!  Now that our pets are spending more time outdoors, they may be digging in soil or hunting for rodents and insects.  This puts them more at risk for intestinal parasites.  Please ask us about the best parasite prevention options for your pets.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #vetmed #parasiteprevention #heartwormprevention
Earth Day is a great time to consider how you can help your pet live a more eco-friendly life! Learn smart ways to lower your pet’s carbon pawprint with these tips. Do you have any ideas to share? Let us know in the comments below!
#ConyersAnimalHospital #EarthDay2021
It's #NationalPetIDWeek.  It is estimated that 1 in 3 pets will go missing at some point in their life.  If your pet went missing , how would they be identified, is your information up to date?  

If your pet wears a collar and ID tag, make sure that the tag can be read and the information is up to date.

If your pet is micro-chipped, you should know they name of the company, their phone number and your pets micro-chip number.  Now is the perfect time to make sure that your information on file is up-to-date.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetIDWeek #SaveThisLife
In honor of National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, check out our infographic that lists common reasons for emergency vet visits and steps for prevention. Your pets are counting on you!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetFirstAid
Dogs and cats can have seasonal allergies too.  Trees, grasses, molds and fleas are common triggers of allergies this time of year.  If your pet is constantly itching and scratching, give us a call.  There are many ways we can help them feel more comfortable.
#ConyersAnimalHospital #Spring #Allergies
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is observed
April 11-17. Each year, there are over 4.5 million dog
bites in the United States.  Even the friendliest dogs can bite if provoked.  Learn to recognize subtle signs of anxiety like bared teeth, flattened ears, or tense muscles.  Sometimes aggression can be a sign your dog is in pain. Please call with any concerns. 

#ConyersAnimalHospital #NationalDogBitePreventionWeek
Our dogs deserve all the love and protection we can give them.  Hugging your dog releases a hormone called oxytocin, sometimes referred to as "the cuddle hormone".  Today is #NationalHugYourDogDay, so give them an extra squeeze to let them know how much you care.
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, but heartworm season is year-round.  It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to get heartworm disease.  Ask us about the best option for your furry friend.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #NationalHeartwormAwarenessMonth
As April 5, 2021 we will begin allowing clients to come into the exam room with their pet during office visits.  We will continue curbside service for drop-offs, pick-ups, medication pickups or if preferred by you.  Upon arrival you will still check in for your visit over the phone and our staff will then give you further instructions.

For the safety of our doctors, staff and clients we will strictly enforce the following protocols when allowing a client into the building.

If more than one person is present (including children), only one person will be allowed to enter the building or the visit will have to remain curbside.  Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering, staff and client's are required to wear a mask during the entire visit.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
Did you know that Easter is typically the APCC's top day for chocolate intoxication calls? Candy containing xylitol is also toxic to your furry friends.  Keep candy away, and call us if your pet shows any signs of illness.

We wish you and your pets a safe and happy Easter!

#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetPoisonAwareness #HappyEaster2021
Many cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your pets. Skip the bleach and harsh cleaners and look for pet-safe options that make spring cleaning less risky for your furry friends.

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, the perfect time to check for harmful poisons that might be lurking around your home.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #PetPoisonPreventionMonth
With every new season comes potential dangers for our pets. Keep your furry friends healthy and happy with these spring safety tips from our team.

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It's #NationalPoisonPreventionWeek. With spring just started, pets have many ways to find trouble. Please be aware of potential dangers for your pets including fertilizers, insecticides, cleaning products, and popular springtime plants like tulips and lilies.  Common signs of poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or seizures. 
Keep this number handy ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 (consultation fee may apply)
There's a reason you can't resist puppy dog eyes.  Studies suggest that extended eye contact increase oxytocin levels in humans and dogs.
#conyersanimalhospital #stpatricksday
With the right care, senior pets are living longer than ever! Make your furry friend’s golden years as
healthy and happy as possible with twice-yearly visits.  When age-related diseases are caught early
enough, we can treat them more effectively.

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SeniorWellness
Similar to a common cold in humans, an upper respiratory infection (URI) in your pet can cause sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and watery eyes.  Please reach out to us for a proper diagnosis if you notice any of these symptoms in your pet.

#ConyersAnimalHospital
Have an itchy pet? For some dogs and cats,
spring can mean the onset of seasonal allergies. As
in humans, common triggers include pollen and mold
spores.  Since scratching can lead to secondary skin
infections, please make an appointment with us before symptoms worsen. 

#ConyersAnimalHospital #SeasonalAllergies
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