First aid tips for pet owners

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What would you do if: …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter? …your cat had a seizure right in front of you? …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping? …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? . . . → Read More: First aid tips for pet owners

Nutrition Guide for Your Dog

If you own a dog or are thinking about getting one, it is important to understand your dog’s nutrition needs in order to keep him or her healthy. It is always tempting to just buy the first or cheapest dog food you see at the grocery store, but do you really know what is . . . → Read More: Nutrition Guide for Your Dog

We need to stop letting our pets get fat

Our animals are increasingly obese, but we can help them get healthy.

By Deborah Linder/The Conversation | Featured on Popular Science

When I looked at my appointment book for the day, I thought something must be wrong. Someone who worked in the fitness industry was bringing his cat in to the Tufts Obesity Clinic . . . → Read More: We need to stop letting our pets get fat

Our Checklist for Your Pet’s Full-Body Health

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You probably see your pet every day. And he may look perfectly fine to you, but how can you tell if he isn’t? The short answer is sometimes you can’t. That’s why it’s so important to schedule regular wellness visits with your veterinarian — even if your pet seems totally . . . → Read More: Our Checklist for Your Pet’s Full-Body Health

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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Pet Fire Safety 101: How to Prepare for the Unexpected

According to the American Kennel Club, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year. To raise awareness about this important topic, July 15th has been named been National Pet Fire Safety Day. To help ensure your pet does not become affected by fire, we’ve put together a list of five fire safety . . . → Read More: Pet Fire Safety 101: How to Prepare for the Unexpected

Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

By Simon Priestnall | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) Group at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are currently researching a bacterial disease that has been increasingly implicated in fatal cases of infectious pneumonia in dogs over the past five years. They are calling for dog owners and vets . . . → Read More: Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Summertime often means more time outside…and also more bees, wasps, hornets and other bugs that bite and sting and can make life miserable not just for us, but also our pets.

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Cardiac Exam Procedure in Pets

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

A cardiac exam evaluates the function of the cardiovascular system. The exam is performed by your veterinarian to determine the health of your pet’s heart. The exam is especially important for older animals, pets with a history of heart problems, or breeds that are at increased risk for developing heart . . . → Read More: Cardiac Exam Procedure in Pets

My Pet Has Red and Irritated Eyes. What's Going On?

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This easy-to-spy problem is common in both cats and dogs and can be caused by an injury, an irritation or even a disease. Regardless of the cause, your pet’s eye may look roughly the same: Some or all of the structures surrounding the eye will be red and/or visibly swollen, . . . → Read More: My Pet Has Red and Irritated Eyes. What’s Going On?