Dog Care Bel Air MD

Some dogs need to be given melatonin before they hear the first clap of thunder, which can be hard to predict. But because melatonin has no side effects, a nasty forecast provides reason enough to break out the bottle and ensure that your dog will brave the storm.

Animal Medical Center of Bel Air
(443) 371-3129
142B N Bond St
Bel Air, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Family Pet Hospital
(410) 670-5066
9810 Belair Rd, Suite C
Perry Hall, MD
Promotion
We Provide very Affordable Pet Care Options on easy monthly payments, you can save up to 60% on preventative care. Find out more by contacting us at (410) 529-PAWS (7297). Family Pet hospital opens on Sat & Sun for your convenience.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Paw Prints Pet Hospital
(410) 824-1295
8767 Philadelphia Rd
Rosedale, MD
Promotion
10% Off 1st Exam.
New clients only. May not be combined with any other offers. One coupon per household.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Joseph A. Bernstein, DVM, DACVD
(410) 593-9929
13515 Long Green Pike
Baldwin, MD
Hours
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Finley, Stephanie, Dvm - Festival Bel Air Veterinary
(410) 569-7387
5 Bel Air South Pkwy # 1433
Bel Air, MD

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Housecall Veterinarian
(443) 687-8207
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Perry Hall, MD
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls

Parkville Animal Hospital
(410) 415-3994
8600 C Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Companion Care Mobile Vet
(410) 999-0087
7214 Golden Ring Rd
Baltimore, MD
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery

Deirdre F. Vaughan, MS, DVM, DACVD
(410) 593-9929
13515 Long Green Pike
Baldwin, MD
Hours
M-F 8AM-5PM

Harford Emergency & Referral
(410) 420-8000
526 Underwood Ln
Bel Air, MD

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Health Matter: Help Your Dog Weather the Storm

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By O’rya Hyde-Keller

Some unfortunate pet owners know a thunderstorm is on its way, not by an ache in their knees, but by the frightened behavior of their dogs. Hiding, excessive panting, shivering, whimpering, or worse, tearing things apart—these are all common symptoms of the thunder-phobic canine.

It’s easy to see, then, why many dog owners simply want to put Fido out of his misery using a chemical tranquilizer or sedative. Why not use a natural solution—melatonin—instead. According to Linda Aronson, DVM, a Massachusetts-based veterinarian and pet behavior specialist (www.petshrink.com), a dosage of melatonin proves effective in 80 percent of cases. Even better, she says, “I’ve had dogs that no longer needed melatonin because they learned to overcome their fears while taking it.”

Melatonin works by affecting the level of serotonin and dopamine in dogs’ brains, the neurotransmitters most involved in behavior. It also increases levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps the body deal with stress.

For dogs 30 to 100 pounds, Aronson recommends a dosage of 3 mg, three times a day. Pups 15 to 30 pounds should get 1.5 mg up to three times a day; and dogs under 15 pounds 1 mg up to three times a day. Dogs that top 100 pounds can take up to 6 mg, but this amount is rarely necessary. Aronson advises using tablets instead of capsules and avoiding time-release forms or brands that contain additional ingredients.

Some dogs need to be given melatonin before they hear the first clap of thunder, which can be hard to predict. But because melatonin has no side effects, a nasty forecast provides reason enough to break out the bottle and ensure that your dog will brave the storm.

Author: O’rya Hyde-Keller

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