Pet Care Information | Emergency Part 2

Let’s look at more of my most recent emergency calls. Again, I am not finding fault with anyone. Even the worst circumstances provide an opportunity to learn, and I am all about prevention! Part 1 is here. 5. Fishhook Embedded in Lip Dogs that go anywhere where there are fishhooks will get into trouble –

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Pet Care Information | Emergency (Prevention Is Key)

My 10 Most Recent Emergency Calls (Part 1 of 2) Pet emergencies are extremely stressful for everyone involved. Finding a pet in distress leads to shock and anxiety. Frequently, pet guardians will experience guilt and possibly anger with the realization that the emergency could have been avoided. The unfortunate fact is that the vast majority

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Make Your Dog Or Cat Live Longer [For Free]

Did that grab your attention? I am not selling a magic vitamin supplement or special food. However, my “secret” is not really a secret – I wrote about it in the very first article published for this column. Here is how to extend the life of your pets and keep them happy and healthy as

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Preventive Medicine For Pets (Keeping Pets Healthy)

Once a month or so, our practice gets a call from someone who wants me to euthanize a pet that I have never seen before. While the individual circumstances vary, the situation is always an emotional one, both for the pet’s guardians and for my staff and I. Why is this different from other euthanasias?

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Marijuana Toxicity in Dogs [Poisoning]

  On a typical morning, Jane wakes up and starts her daily routine by feeding her dog Fluffy. This morning Fluffy doesn’t come downstairs for his food. After some time calling him, a frustrated Jane finds her dog lying awake but in a stupor in his bed. Now in a panic, while talking to Fluffy,

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Treats & Toys Can Harm Your Pet [Warning!]

Pet owners love to show affection for pets by giving food, treats and toys. Unfortunately, the wrong types can cause serious harm to your pet. We have a problem. Dogs chew. It is a natural part of canine behavior, particularly when a puppy. Chewing on appropriate toys can be used as a valuable component of

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Take Your Cat to the Vet [How-To Tips]

There are about 75 million pet cats and 70 million pet dogs in the USA. However, dogs come to the vet much more often than cats. Why is that? A large part of the reason is simply that people have a hard time getting the cat to the vet! Well, how do you take your

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DANGER: RAT POISON (Rodenticide or Rat and Mouse Poison)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been seriously concerned about the risks of rat and mouse poison (rodenticides) for quite a long time. In 1999, they began to pressure the manufacturer of d-CON, one popular brand, to make changes to their line of products. The EPA’s reasoning for this was out of concern

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