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

Helping your dog recover after surgery – the 10 best things you can do

Article Featured on Assisi Animal Health

Surgery can be scary for pets and owners. The recovery process is usually simple, but the first few days and weeks after surgery require special care for your dog. For your dog to recover quickly after surgery, here are 10 simple things you can do to help.

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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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How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

It’s upsetting to see your dog in pain. Limping, whining, yelping and other signs that your dog is hurting will make you want to take steps to comfort him and help his pain right then and there. But if his leg is broken, trying to examine or treat his injury on your own could . . . → Read More: How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You put your dog or cat in a crate, car seat or harness when he rides in the car. Seems like the right thing to do, doesn’t it?

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Calming Your Dog During A Thunderstorm

I once had a dog named Lightning that was so afraid of thunder he would dart behind our couch for cover. Ironic, I know. Dogs are often afraid of the booming noise and will sometimes be so nervous that they shake. As a dog owner you should do as much as you can to . . . → Read More: Calming Your Dog During A Thunderstorm

Common Household Poisons

Many common food items or household products can sicken or even kill animals. Be aware of what substances may be toxic to your pet, and store and use them safely. If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous, call your veterinarian or a pet poison hotline immediately. The Basics

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Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Article by Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

It should be the epitome of pure joy: a dog leaping off the dock and splashing into a lake on a sweltering summer day. But for some dog owners, . . . → Read More: Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Sadly, marijuana poisoning in animals seems to be keeping pace with the increased use of the drug by humans. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) 24-hour emergency hotline recorded 208 marijuana-related calls in 2008, or about four calls a week. Ten years later in 2018 there were . . . → Read More: Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

By: Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a pet emergency strikes, the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need. Assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure to . . . → Read More: 10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit