Month: October 2017

Jaime Shriver, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Don’t induce vomiting before you call Pet Poison Helpline. In fact, don’t administer any sort of treatment before calling Pet Poison Helpline or obtaining veterinary guidance.  Many pet owners panic in a poisoning situation and immediately induce vomiting.  This can be a very serious mistake.  Some poisons, such…

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…

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…

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…

Rebecca Colwell, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist It is not something we ever want to think about let alone deal with. The last few months we have had our fair share of natural disasters and sadly not every was prepared. To remedy this, be sure to make arrangements ahead of time for your pets as part…