Category: Pet Safety Tips

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  It may only be mid- January, but a lot of people start to plan their spring planting now. What is easy to forget is that we may have pets that either have access to the supplies or the planted area. It is important to understand what some of the…

Dr. Jaime Shriver, DVM, DABT Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology  I stood in the exam room with one hand on either side of Winifred’s portly chest and stated “Winnie is generally very healthy, but she is a little bit chubby.”  Ms. Winnie’s Mom replied, “Yeah, I know, but I can’t get her to lose weight!  All…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator  If you live in Canada, or in the northern, or western Unites States, you may share your outdoor environment with a large (12-35 lbs) albeit reluctant, warrior rodent. The North American Porcupine (Erithizon dorsatum) is an unassuming and mostly nocturnal (though I have seen them out…

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…