Tag: pet safety

Audra Stillabower, 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…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology As I discussed in my previous Sunburn blog, sunburn can be a big medical problem for animals as well as humans. Last time we looked at cats and dogs; today we’re going to discuss sunburn in horses and pet pot-bellied pigs. Sunburn Summary To recap, sunburn is an…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology As our own Candi Amundson, CVT and Senior Veterinary Information Specialist mentioned in her June blog, sunburn can be a big problem for animals as well as humans. Let’s take an in-depth look at this medical issue that often flies under our radars until a problem develops. Sunburn…

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 as…

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…