Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital

 

Providing midcoast Maine with friendly, compassionate,
high quality veterinary care since 1995.

 

626 St. George Road - South Thomaston  ME  04858  -  207-354-0266

      WELCOME! 

 

Harbor Road is a full-service veterinary medical facility located on Route 131, just off Route 1, in South Thomaston, Maine.  We have been providing excellent care to pets in the midcoast area (and beyond) since 1995.

Our professional and courteous staff seek to provide the highest quality wellness, medical, surgical and dental treatments for their highly-valued patients, with an emphasis on client education.  We believe in partnering with our clients to promote responsible pet ownership and preventative health care, and will treat every patient and client with personal and individual attention and consideration.

Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital is an organization we are all proud to be a part of. Every member of our team understands the special role your pets play in your family and wants them to enjoy a long life of wellness. We are all true animal lovers and will recommend the same procedures and products to you that we use for our own animals.

We are always pleased to welcome new clients and patients. Please continue to explore our website, and feel free to contact us by phone or email to learn more about our practice and how we can serve the needs of you and your family pets.
 

 


 

Have you tried NexGard for dogs?  It's a chewable
monthly flea and tick preventive!
Call or stop in and our staff will help you
select the product that's best for your dog.

 

     

      


Fall Pet Care Tips

Ah, fall—there's nothing like crisp, cool air, the first months of school and luscious foliage to get you excited for the changing seasons. Your pet, too, is probably welcoming the break from hot, sticky weather. But pet parents, beware—fall is also a time of lurking dangers for our furry friends. From household poisons to cold weather hazards, the season is a minefield! Here are some tips to keep your pet snug and healthy during the autumn months.

  • The use of rodenticides increases in the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move indoors. Rodenticides are highly toxic to pets—if ingested, the results could be fatal. If you must use these products, do so with extreme caution and put them in places inaccessible to your pets. 
     
  • It's back-to-school time, and those of you with young children know that means stocking up on fun items like glue sticks, pencils and magic markers. These items are considered “low toxicity” to pets, which means they're unlikely to cause serious problems unless large amounts are ingested. However, since gastrointestinal upset and blockages certainly are possible, be sure your children keep their school supplies out of paw's reach. 
     
  • Training tip: If you and your pooch haven't been active outdoors in a while because of the summer heat, do some remedial recall training. Dogs, like people, get rusty on their skills if they aren't using them. 
     
  • Fall and spring and are mushroom seasons. While 99% of mushrooms have little or no toxicity, the 1% that are highly toxic can cause life-threatening problems in pets. Unfortunately, most of the highly toxic mushrooms are difficult to distinguish from the nontoxic ones, so the best way to keep pets from ingesting poisonous mushrooms is to keep them away from areas where any mushrooms are growing. Contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center immediately if you witness your pet eating a wild mushroom. 
     
  • In order to generate body heat, pets who exercise heavily outdoors, or who live outdoors, should be given more food during colder seasons. Make sure horses and other outdoor animals have access to clean, fresh water that is not frozen. 
     
  • Autumn is the season when snakes who are preparing for hibernation may be particularly “grumpy,” increasing the possibility of severe bites to those unlucky pups who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pet owners should know what kinds of venomous snakes may be in their environment—and where these snakes are most likely to be found—so they can keep pets out of those areas. 
     
  • Many people choose fall as the time to change their car's engine coolant. Ethylene glycol-based coolants are highly toxic, so spills should be cleaned up immediately. Consider switching to propylene glycol-based coolants—though they aren't completely nontoxic, they are much less toxic than other engine coolants.

 

courtesy of:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/autumn-safety-tips



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