Southern Hills Animal Hospital

3827 Hite Street
Roanoke, VA 24014

(540)343-4155

southernhillsanimalhospital.com


[NEWS] Let’s Stay Connected - 09/22/2015

In this digital age, it seems like we keep getting busier.. and busier.. and busier!  That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get the service they deserve both in person and online.

We have added new features to our Facebook page, have medical records available online for established clients, and so much more.

On Facebook, you can now request food refills, RX refills, appointments, etc.  On Pinterest, you can view some of our great clients, learn tips from our vets, and view other vet approved recipes and tips.  You can even follow us on Twitter to see news from our Facebook feed including pet food recalls, canine influenza updates, etc.

We live in a digital age, and we want to make taking care of your pet as easy as possible.  Having problems logging into PetSites or finding our Facebook page?  Give us a call at 540.343.4155!

Learn how to take advantage of our Facebook features!
Learn how to take advantage of our Facebook features!


[CANINE : EDUCATION] VET TIP TUESDAY: Keep Your Pet Fourth Of July Safe! - 06/30/2015

With the fourth of July right around the corner, we are letting our friends at the ASPCA give some very important tips!  Please read below for their great insights!

  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.
  • Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.
  • Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.
  • Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.
  • Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.
  • Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestions can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.
  • Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.
  • Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

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[CANINE : EDUCATION] VET TIP TUESDAY: Beat the Summer Heat During the Dog Days of Summer - 06/23/2015

The heat is on in the Roanoke Valley!  With our high temperature approaching triple digits, we want to address pet safety during the hottest season of the year.

Check out our Vet Tip Tuesday flyer about pet health and the changes you might want to consider making during warmer weather.

 

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[COMMUNITY :: CANINE] STAR OF THE WEEK: Watch Lizzie The Lemon Beagle Dance! - 06/03/2015

One of the best things about our jobs is the ability to watch puppies grow and develop the best personalities!  Meet Lizzie, a gorgeous lemon beagle.  She has been coming to us since she was itty bitty, and she has become quite the bouncy little ballerina.