Common Holiday Hazards for Pets

The holidays are here again! No matter what your favorite fall or winter holiday is — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus for the Rest of Us — all the celebration and conversation can make overlooking common holiday pet hazards easier. Protect your pets this holiday season by

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A Guide on Snake Bites for Dogs

Snake bites can be scary to deal with, especially if one bites your dog who can’t speak up and tell you what’s wrong. Implementing prevention measures to keep your dog away from snakes should be the first line of defense. However, when prevention doesn’t work, it’s crucial to know the

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FAQs About CT Scan for Animals

Computerized tomography, or CT, is a diagnostic tool that allows doctors to visualize very small sections of a body part and combine multiple small sections to create a 3-D image. This allows the doctor to better visualize disease progression and plan more efficient, quicker surgeries. CT scans are useful in

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Signs and Symptoms of a Diabetic Pet

Over 260,000 dogs and 373,000 cats living in the United States right now will have diabetes at some point in their lives. Pets with diabetes require special care, including insulin injections and regular monitoring by a licensed veterinarian, which can be costly and time-consuming. If left untreated, diabetes can compromise

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Why Is Chocolate Toxic to Dogs?

We all know the common wisdom to keep chocolate away from dogs, but why exactly is it the Golden Rule? As much as your pup might love the opportunity to steal your candy bar, it’s important to understand the dangers that chocolate poses to dogs of all breeds and ages.

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Pets and Rat Poison

You don’t want rats and mice creeping around your home, but you also don’t want to put your pets in harm’s way. Rat poison, also known as a rodenticide, is a chemical product formulated to kill rodents like rats. These chemicals are highly toxic to dogs and cats, but they

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