If your pet needs to make a trip outside for work, potty, or play, do what you can to limit their time outdoors in the extreme cold. Also take into consideration your dog’s breed, typical environment, and other environmental factors.
Vestibular disease is a common condition in dogs and cats that is very similar to vertigo in humans. An inner ear imbalance can cause incoordination, turning, leaning, or even falling and rolling.
Labeled as “xylitol” within the ingredients list for most products, the same plant-derived substance can also be identified as “birch sugar” or “birch sap” in others.
The very ingredients of summertime fun for people often cause anxiety, fear and illness in pets. It’s important for owners to understand summertime hazards for pets and to take steps that will help keep companion animals safe, healthy and happy.
Throughout spring and early summer, the emergency and urgent care service sees on average two to four cases per week of puppies with parvovirus, a virus that can be easily avoided by regularly vaccinating your dog.
Accidental poisoning is among the most common problems we see in emergency veterinary medicine, so it’s a good idea for pet owners to understand sources of toxicity, to take preventative steps, and to have a plan for response in case of ingestion.
We humans know to call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room when faced with serious injury or illness – but what do we do when a pet needs emergency veterinary care?
This information will help you avoid potential dangers – and will help you respond if your pet does get into something poisonous.