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  • Camping With Pets May 30, 2014
    Summer is almost here, and for many people, that means dusting off the camping gear! The fresh air, recreational activities, camp food, campfire, and some well-deserved relaxation are all part of camping. Unfortunately, so are the insect bites, burned or soggy camp food, lumpy beds, and bad weather conditions....Read Full Post
  • Was my dog really neutered? May 28, 2014
    You take your male dog in to be neutered, and after he is back home, it appears that the testicles are still there. Or are they? Learn the answer to this common question, why it may happen, and if you should be concerned....Read Full Post
  • The Use of Laparoscopy in Veterinary Medicine May 27, 2014
    Many of the diagnostic and treatment options available to humans are also available for animals. Guest Author Dr. Alvaro Larin, DVM ACVS, a veterinary surgeon, discusses the use of laparoscopy in veterinary medicine, for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions....Read Full Post
  • Protect Your Pet from Wild Animal Attacks May 23, 2014
    Wild animals sting, bite, and poke our pets. What animals should you be concerned about? This depends on where you live. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe while camping, hiking, at the dog park, or just hanging out in the backyard....Read Full Post
  • Animal Bites, Scratches and Injuries May 21, 2014
    As Dog Bite Prevention Week continues, and a reminder that all animals, even well-trained ones, can be unpredictable. All animals - pets or wildlife - that are stressed, frightened or injured will often bite and scratch, and should be treated with extreme caution....Read Full Post
  • Rabies Exposure: People and Pets May 20, 2014
    Rabies is a disease that is transmissible from animals to humans (a zoonotic disease) and is nearly always fatal. The rabies virus is spread via saliva, most commonly through bite wounds. Infection may also occur through contact with infected saliva getting in eyes, mouth, or open wounds. Vaccination with a killed version of this virus […]
  • Dog Bite Prevention Week May 18, 2014
    National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24, 2014.  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is promoting dog bite prevention with safety tips, audio and video segments, printable brochures, and a Facebook event to create awareness that "any dog can bite."...Read Full Post
  • Toxic or Not? Test Yourself On These Top 5 Human Drugs May 16, 2014
    Questions about pets who have consumed potentially toxic human medications are common. "Dogs commonly present to the animal emergency room after getting into common poisons around the house, with 50% of these poisonings being due to human medications," said Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, veterinary toxicologist and critical care specialist. "Recognizing the most commonly prescribed drugs […]
  • FAQ: Is Parvovirus Shed in Vomit? May 15, 2014
    One of the topics most commonly asked about on this site is parvovirus, also known as "parvo" in dogs. A viewer asked if parvo can be spread via vomit (as well as feces) after losing a puppy to parvo....Read Full Post
  • Fighting Pet Overpopulation May 13, 2014
    It isn't a new concept, promoting spaying and neutering to reduce the number of unplanned litters and thousands of homeless pets, but the veterinarians and staff at an organization called Humane Alliance  are working hard to get their message out....Read Full Post