Tag: pet safety

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…

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,…

Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Hi, my name is Jo and I pick mushrooms. I pick them every day!  I gather them up when I do my daily dog poop patrol in the yard.  It is no small feat to do the mushroom gathering that I do, as there have been times…

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Recently I had to take my elderly dog to the veterinarian for an overall check up and some blood work. This was my first visit to this veterinarian and as “just” a pet owner and not a veterinary professional. This trip was nerve-racking for me and I have a…