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Making Sitting Safer: Advice for Pet Sitters

Published on January 26, 2018
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Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Specialist While pet sitting, the family is trusting you to keep their animals safe while they are away. Unfortunately, stressful times like when an owner is away might be the very time that a normally docile dog becomes a counter surfer for the first time, grabs, and eats something poisonous. Taking …continue reading

We Share Your Pain

Published on January 19, 2018
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Jo Marshall,CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Pets can get into anything! And their owners feel terrible and guilty that they let it happen.  But I am here to tell you, sometimes you just cannot prevent it.  Dogs, especially are just going to do what dogs are going to do regardless of what we feel …continue reading

Essential Oils and Cats

Published on January 12, 2018
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Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Download our Essential Oils and Cats handout! Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste.  They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., …continue reading

Homemade Slime: Toxicity and Health Risks for Pets

Published on January 2, 2018
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Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Rainy days and winter weekends are often fertile ground for the seeds of creativity. Parents and industrious children search for recipes for homemade arts and crafts. Why buy when you can make? One such project is making homemade slime. This gelatinous, globby, material can be squished, stretched, and lobbed …continue reading

Enriching the Lives of our Pets (and Us)!

Published on December 27, 2017
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Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist With the New Year, often there are New Year’s Resolutions. January is frequently the starting point for a new exercise plan or activity; however, have you ever considered including your pets in your resolution? Animals thrive on enriching activities! This does not have to be some elaborate exercise plan …continue reading

Giving Animals as Christmas Gifts

Published on December 14, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT, VIS Veterinary Information Specialist As the holiday season is upon us, the excitement of giving and receiving presents is felt by many. What would be cuter than a puppy or kitten with a bright red bow under the Christmas tree and the happiness on children’s faces? While it is a thoughtful gift, …continue reading

Introducing A New Dog to A Home with Resident Dogs

Published on December 2, 2017
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Renee DiPietro, LVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist Initial interactions between resident dogs and new canines can be unpredictable. For this reason, such introductions should be approached with caution and planning. As with people, first impressions are important and can set the stage of a relationship between pets residing in the same household.  There …continue reading

Eat This (if you must), Not That: Easy household swaps for less toxic products

Published on October 11, 2017
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Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist No one wants to come home to find that their pet has “gotten into something,” but animals are curious and can ingest any variety of unexpected items in the home. The following products are items that can be swapped out in the home for similar items that are less …continue reading

Heartworm Disease – It’s Not Just for Dogs Anymore

Published on October 11, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Heartworm disease has been a topic of discussion between veterinarians and dog owners around the country for decades. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and is a very serious, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Heartgard, Trifexis, Tri-Heart, Revolution, Interceptor and other heartworm prevention products are specifically designed to protect …continue reading

Natural Disasters – Are you prepared?

Published on October 6, 2017
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Tonya Tenters, RVT Veterinary Information Specialist Natural disasters can occur anytime and anywhere. Whether it is a hurricane, wildfire, ice storm, or tornado, it is important to be prepared for your family and your pets. Having a plan in place can greatly reduce the stress that comes with these events. Here are some simple preparatory …continue reading