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Summit Blvd Animal Hospital and Laser Center

4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

(561)439-7900

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Summer is here and some people are going to leave their pets in... - 05/21/2018



Summer is here and some people are going to leave their pets in their cars.
Is it legal for you to intervene and help save the lives of pets?

Laws are different in each state !

According to Michigan State University’s Animal Legal and Historical Center, these states currently have laws that prohibit leaving an animal in a confined vehicle under dangerous conditions and/or offer legal protection for someone who rescues a distressed animal from a vehicle.
But the laws differ drastically from state to state. Here’s a look at how things currently stand.
In 14 states, only public officials such as law enforcement or humane officers can legally break into a car to rescue an animal.
• Delaware
• Illinois
• Maine
• Maryland
• Minnesota
• Nevada
• New Hampshire
• New York
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Rhode Island
• South Dakota
• Virginia
• Washington

Eleven states have “Good Samaritan” hot car laws, allowing for private citizens to break into a car to save a pet. Most of the laws require that the person must first try to find the vehicle’s owner and contact law enforcement before attempting to break in. In nearly all the Good Samaritan states, the rescuer isn’t responsible for damages, however, in Indiana, the person is liable for one-half the cost of repairs.
• Arizona
• California
• Colorado
• Florida
• Indiana
• Massachusetts
• Ohio
• Oregon
• Tennessee
• Vermont
• Wisconsin
In New Jersey and West Virginia, although it’s illegal to leave an animal in a hot car, no one has the authority to break in and rescue it, not even law enforcement.

Alabama and Kentucky have legislation pending.


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Paying it Forward………… I owe my... - 05/17/2018



Paying it Forward…………

I owe my health to my respiratory doctor. Almost 2 decades ago, I became constantly tired and sleepy. I repeatedly refused to undergo a sleep study, against the many requests by my pulmonary doctor. Fortunately, this doctor never gave up on me. After enlisting my wife’s help, he finally forced me to undergo a sleep study. After confirming his suspicion of sleep apnea, he then prescribed CPAP machine therapy. The doctor’s determination to help me, even after my repeated refusals, has contributed to my current good health. I will be forever grateful to this wonderful, dedicated physician, Dr. Merganthalar, for the rest of my life. It is my sincere desire to pay this dedication forward to all of my animal patients.

Dr. Arun

Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital

Laser Surgery, Advanced Pet Dental & Oral Surgery Center
561-439-7900


Pulpitis Pulpitis is a condition that causes severe painful... - 05/15/2018



Pulpitis

Pulpitis is a condition that causes severe painful inflammation of the tooth pulp space with nerve and blood supply. Tooth may show purple discoloration.

Causes of pulpitis are trauma, fractures, inflammation, cavities and infection/tooth abscess.

Treatment depends on whether pulpitis is reversible or irreversible and the options are pulpectomy/root canal therapy and or surgical tooth extraction.

We recommend immediate action to diagnose and treat painful pulpits in pets.

Presented in the best interest of our pet patients.

Dr. I. Arun, DVM., P. A.
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
Laser Surgery, Advanced Pet Dental and Oral Surgery Center
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561-439-7900


Preventive care improves the quality of life for your pet at a... - 05/14/2018



Preventive care improves the quality of life for your pet at a very reasonable price.

We are very passionate about our own pets and wants all pets to have a long, healthy, and happy life.

Schedule an appointment to find out how we can help your pet.

The Doctors and Staff
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
561-439-7900
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