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Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  When we think of the holidays, there are some immediate concerns for our pets. Chocolate is always in abundance, ribbons for the kitties, and even some ornaments for the trees can pose a toxicity concern. However, what we never think about are the people coming to visit us. In…

By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director of Veterinary Medicine Download the newsletter here It is the time of year when horses may become poisoned by seeds from boxelder trees. Boxelder trees, also called box elder or ash-leaved maples, are type of maple tree common throughout the Midwest, northeastern states and eastern Canada…

Michelle Willis, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Any cat owner knows that catnip holds some awesome power. It is entertaining for both the cat and owner to watch its effects unfold. Rolling, drooling, and face rubbing from Catnip has been reported since the 1700s. Have you ever wondered why the magical plant does what it does?…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist So you have decided to bring a dog into your home. Everyone in the family is excited and looking forward to the new family member. But….you have a cat. Will that work? Will your cat accept the dog? Will your new dog respect the cat? Consider, and then reconsider…

Michelle Willis, CVT, RVT Veterinary Information Specialist  This post was inspired by an incident that occurred at home with my own dog, Zoey (*names have been changes to protect the victim). Living in the SE of the country, we are no stranger to all sorts of insects. Zoey, who is our very curious Boston Terrier,…