Halloween Dangers to Dogs & Cats: 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center 800-213-6680

During the week of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year.   “Each year we experience a sharp increase in calls around Halloween, especially during the weekends surrounding the holiday,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “Most…

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Who rules in your house? Here’s a fun little video about cats who steal the dog’s bed.

http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2013/10/cats-stealing-dog-beds-compilation.html

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It’s Veterinary Technician Week

It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! What does a veterinary technician do? We’re glad you asked, check out this video about our great techs and assistants. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnxBWwNbYFI

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5 Tips to De-stressing Your Cat’s Vet Visit

“Chloe, why do you always hide under the part of the bed I can’t reach? I’ll have to use the broom to get you out and into that darn carrier. We have to be at the veterinarian’s office in 20 minutes!” You’re not alone if you can identify with the above scenario. Getting your cat…

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Canine Circovirus FAQ

Canine circovirus infections have been documented in dogs with vomiting and diarrhea. The distribution of the virus in the U.S. is not yet known, but dogs infected with circovirus have been reported in California and circovirus may be associated with recent illness and death of dogs in Ohio.   Q: What are circoviruses? A: Circoviruses…

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Video: Why Does My Cat… Meow?

http://www.vetstreet.com/cats/video-why-does-my-cat-meow#1_gxdm754a

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August 22 is “national take your cat to the veterinarian” day. Tips to get your cat to the office.

Dr. Ruth MacPete, DVM There are more cats in American homes than dogs, yet despite their popularity, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that cats are brought to the veterinarian less often than dogs. Why is this true? Don’t cat parents love their pets as much as dog parents do? Of course they do,…

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Kennel Cough: Signs and Symptoms

Infectious tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough, is a canine respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. These pathogens attack the cilia lining the respiratory tract and cause inflammation of the upper airway. This leads to irritation of the airways and a dry cough. It also makes the animal more susceptible to…

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Heartworm Prevention Key to Reduce Disease Threat in 2013

by Christopher Carpenter DVM, MBA – Executive Director of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Most veterinarians recommend year-round heartworm prevention, yet only half of surveyed pet owners follow these recommendations, risking infection and broken hearts. The year-round recommendation is based on these points: • Heartworm transmission occurs throughout the year in portions of the United…

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Unruly Behaviors in Dogs

Jumping, Digging, Chasing, and Stealing Behaviors in Dogs All of these actions are within the range of normal dog behaviors. However, a dog that is not kept active enough or has had poor training may behave excessively in one or more of these ways. This can be especially true of dogs that are normally high…

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