• white cat wearing a cone or e-collar resting on a desk

    When Your Pet Needs a Cone

    December 6, 2021

    Watch this video on how to place and fit a cone, a.k.a an Elizabethan Collar, or E-collar for short. While they look uncomfortable, pets adapt to them easier than you might think.

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  • cat sniffing a stethoscope

    Pet Emergencies: When to Wait and When You Shouldn’t

    December 3, 2021

    Cats and dogs can have a variety of symptoms that may or may not need immediate evaluation and treatment by a veterinarian. It is helpful to know which cases need to be seen right away vs. which ones can wait until the next day or until an appointment can be made at a veterinary urgent care clinic.

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  • cat in arms of tech or doctor stethoscope in hospital

    Time Sensitive Pet Emergencies

    December 3, 2021

    These types of emergencies tend to be a little more clear-cut, but all can be time sensitive and possibly life-threatening. Seek emergency veterinary care as soon as possible.  Depending upon the severity of the condition, and time of day, you might be able to seek care through either an urgent care veterinary clinic, or an emergency hospital. We recommend that you don't wait to make a decision.

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    Symptoms of Complex Pet Emergencies

    December 3, 2021

    Understanding and diagnosing an animal is complicated. Your pet's medical team will need to conduct diagnostic and exploratory tests and examinations to diagnose and treat the condition. Your veterinarian will start with the least invasive or the most informative test first.

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  • Dog Outside on Grass with tennis Ball

    Oh No! Is That a Hotspot?

    November 29, 2021

    The term ‘hot spot’ is used quite often when people outside the veterinary profession talk about dog skin problems.

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  • mixed breed young dog in e collar on a blanket

    E-collars are Necessary and Temporary

    November 29, 2021

    While having your pet in an E-collar may cause some inconveniences or extra work on your part, in most cases it’s only while they’re recovering from or undergoing treatment. Try not to feel guilty! You’re doing a good thing by helping your dog or cat heal more quickly and preventing a trip back to the urgent care clinic.

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  • terrier dog running with human

    Protecting Your Dog’s Paws in the Summer Heat

    November 29, 2021

    Consider the idiom “hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk”, now let’s think about how that must feel on our pets’ feet.

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  • French bulldog enjoying a beach walk

    Keep your Dog Safe at the Beach

    November 29, 2021

    The only thing that would make a beach day more complete would be if you could share it with your beloved dog. But actually, the reality of the beach has a lot more peril and other potential issues than you might think. Learn how to keep your dog safe at the beach, so you both can have an awesome day.

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  • dog at table food Thanksgiving turkey

    7 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Be Dangerous For Your Pets

    November 29, 2021

    Pets are often spoiled on holidays with a sudden surge of high-fat human food including table scraps, treats, leftover meat scrapings, and food fallen onto the floor. Here’s a list of the foods you should avoid giving to your pets this Thanksgiving to keep them out of veterinary urgent care or the emergency room.

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  • fuzzy white dog on dock overlooking water landscape summer

    Pet Safety Around Pools and Lakes

    November 29, 2021

    Can your pet swim? Does he or she drink water from outdoor water sources? Know what to do and what to look for if you are spending time outdoors with your pet near pools, lakes and ponds.

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  • cat in front of fireplace

    Symptoms of Smoke Inhalation in Pets

    November 29, 2021

    Know the smoke inhalation symptoms to look for and keep your pet safe from the effects of poor air quality due to wildfires, bonfires and indoor fires.

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  • Two dogs behind the table

    What Causes Pancreatitis in Dogs?

    November 29, 2021

    Pancreatitis is “inflammation of the pancreas.” Moderate to severe pancreatitis often needs to be treated with hospitalization for IV fluids, GI protectant medications, nutritional support, and monitoring of vital signs.

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