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Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist In August of 2017, a woman in New Jersey was infested with thousands of ticks after shearing her sheep that was also infested. This tick was tested and found to be a tick that was new to the United States. The tick is the Haemaphysalis longicornis, also known …continue reading
Renee DiPietro, CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitation, Plant Lover Veterinary Information Specialist Pet owners worry about keeping houseplants in their homes due to the toxic potential of many plant species. As animal lovers many of us are drawn to the natural world and to plant life specifically for the many benefits to our home environment …continue reading
Jaime Shriver, DVM Associate Veterinaian, Clinical Toxicology Have you been enjoying the summer so far? Warm nights on the lake or up at the cabin with your puppy? Campfires with friends after dark? Ice cold lemonade while you sit in a hammock with your furry friends nearby? Summer is a special time of year. Here …continue reading
Kaitlyn Libby, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the companionship of dogs and promote adoptions. While this may sound like a frivolous holiday, studies have shown that allowing dogs in the workplace helps to reduce stress as well as increase …continue reading
Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Growing up in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” I certainly spent my fair share on the rivers and lakes in my area. We would grab our hot dogs and sandwiches, a bag of chips, and a few pops (soda that is 😉). Our dog was always along for …continue reading
Rebecca Dablow, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Anaphylaxis is a sudden, often unexpected reaction of the immune system in response to an antigen. This reaction can quickly become a medical emergency and it’s important to know the signs to watch for so you can respond appropriately, and ensure your pet receives the appropriate veterinary intervention. …continue reading
Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist What are vaccines? Why are they necessary? While in utero a small number of antibodies are passed across the placenta to the puppies/kittens then after birth a larger quantity of those antibodies are then passed via the colostrum that is ingested. Colostrum is the first milk that is produced …continue reading
Renee DiPietro, CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist If you and your pets are fans of outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest, there is a toxic creature you should beware. This placid seeming amphibian packs a self-defensive punch that can be deadly. He is the Orange Bellied Rough Skinned Newt. Making his home his …continue reading
Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist We are coming into the season of summer time fun and PESTS! There is a lot of talk about preventives and what to use, but there is not a lot of talk about the fleas themselves. Sometimes understanding the “enemy” can help you understand how to approach the potential …continue reading
Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 8-14th 2018. This is a week designed to say thank you and to show appreciation to all the animal control officers who are hard working and dedicated to helping pets and people in the community every day. There are times when …continue reading
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