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How do I keep my pet safe with this hot weather?
Temperatures can get very hot in the summer and asphalt/sidewalks
get even hotter. Walking on such hot surfaces can hurt their paw pads
so make sure to walk your dog in the early morning, late evening
(preferably when the sun has gone down) or on grass. This can also
help prevent heat stroke when it is very hot & humid out. Remember,
they’re wearing a fur coat and don't sweat like we do. So, if you must
go out with your pet, keep them hydrated and cool them off as often as
you can. Most importantly, never ever leave your pets in the car! Even
for a few minutes with the windows open, it can quickly cause
dangerous heat stroke or death.
When do I switch my pet from puppy/kitten to adult food?
- Cats generally transition to an adult diet when they turn 1 year of age.
- Depending on the dog breed it's the same, however if you have a
large breed puppy, the transition to adult occurs at approximately 18
months of age.
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea can occur when switching the food too
quickly, therefore, anytime you change your pet’s diet you should do so
gradually over about one week. The first 2 days you give 75% of the
puppy/kitten food & 25% of the new adult food, days 3-4 50% old 50%
new, days 5-6 you give 75% new 25% old and by day 7 they should be
solely on the new diet.
What should I do if I notice my cat is eating a lot but noticeably
- First things first, schedule an appointment with your cat’s
veterinarian. They'll perform a physical exam & recommend some
blood work that will include checking their thyroid values as well as
sending out a fecal sample. The most common reasons for weight loss
in an older cat can be hyperthyroidism or kidney disease. There are a
few other diseases that can be seen via simple blood tests as well.
- The reason for checking a fecal sample yearly is because our feline
patients are also hunters. They love to chase bugs, mice, etc. so we
should check for intestinal parasites.
When can my puppy go outside on walks, and play with other
It doesn’t necessarily depend on the age of the puppy. It all depends on
their vaccine status, so please check with your veterinarian and don’t
just let him or her mingle with other dogs until they are well protected.
Generally for puppy play groups such as doggie day care, they will be
on similar schedules, but always be sure that the location you go to
asks for a vaccine records.
Flushing Cemetery has completed construction of the
Memorial Chapel Mausoleum
Families now have the options of inurnment of cremated remains and
crypt entombment as means of interment and memorialization.
It is with great pride and pleasure that
the Board of Trustees of Flushing Cemetery
the opening of its newly constructed
Memorial Chapel Mausoleum.
The 75 acre countryside cemetery,
lovingly referred to as the
Wonderland of a Million Blooms,
has provided a beautiful resting place
for those who have passed on since 1853.
In addition to its nearly 3400 niches,
the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum
will provide Flushing Cemetery the ability,
for the fi rst time in its 165 year history,
to off er families the option of crypt
entombment in a community mausoleum.
General Manager John Helly stated,
“With cremation rates in New York expected to be
over 50% by the year 2022 and with many cemeteries
facing the reality of dwindling land acreage,
our new mausoleum, with its options of niches and
crypts, will allow Flushing Cemetery to serve the needs
of our community for decades to come”.
Those looking to inquire can call the cemetery offi ce at 718-359-0100
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