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Puppies are cute, love able, fluffy, innocent. They are the reason I became a veterinarian…they are also often impulse purchases. My puppy Theodore was an impulse purchase in his first family… Who wouldn’t love that face! Nine months later, I met him when he showed up at the humane society. He was afraid …continue reading
By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Have you ever noticed that, just like some people, our pets tend to gain weight over the winter too? Seasonal weight gain in pets is something that happens to many of our domesticated animals in the fall and winter. So what causes our pets to gain weight over …continue reading
By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist So, you and your beloved four-legged family member are on your way to the veterinary clinic for a routine check-up and you have the requested fecal, or stool, sample along for the ride. You’ve collected a sample and triple-bagged it; you’re glad your part of the task …continue reading
Dr. Ahna Brutlag as interview by NPR on marijuana poisoning in dogs. Click here to listen to the interview: Dogs and cats can be poisoned by marijuana from second hand smoke exposure, or from direct ingestion of marijuana or baked foods (e.g., pot brownies, pot butter, etc.) laced with THC. In dogs and cats poisoned …continue reading
A few tips on keeping your pet safe around the BBQ By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Many people take this day once a year to celebrate as a tribute to all their hard work over the past year. Many people will gather with friends and families and enjoy games, picnics, and BBQ’s outdoors. …continue reading
Which ones aren’t what they’re “hyped” up to be? Part One By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist There are thousands of plants all around the world and many are well known to be safe for consumption and on the other side of the coin there are others that are deadly poisonous. Calls to Pet …continue reading
By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline If you are reading this post, you are probably an animal fan! Perhaps you’ve discovered, as I have, that sharing your life and home with a four-legged family member brings a wealth of joy and enrichment to everyone involved. And maybe you’ve thought …continue reading
By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline We are in the heart of the 2015 flea and tick product exposure season and these are very common scenarios that we get on the phone. While on phones last evening, I received 4 calls involving cats and pyrethroids. While it is …continue reading
It is important to remember to stay calm when a pet has ingested something potentially harmful. For pet owners, this may be difficult because of being scared about what may happen to the pet. For veterinary professionals, pet owners may need your assistance to calmly guide them in what to do. In these stressful and …continue reading
In honor of Nation Immunization Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to discuss vaccinations with your veterinarian. We have heard about a reemergence of distemper due to pets not being vaccinated, and rabies is always a concern. Not sure exactly what these diseases are? Read more: Distemper: Canine distemper is a contagious and serious …continue reading
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