January 17, 2019
Our pets are just as prone to sickness or injury as we are. Unfortunately, sometimes sudden illness or injury is so severe that it necessitates emergency medical treatment from a trained and experienced veterinarian. There are some types of veterinary emergencies that are more commonly seen that others. Below are some of the most prevalent reasons for visits to emergency veterinarians in the United States.
December 21, 2018
Whether you are going out on the town or staying home to see in the New Year quietly, there are a variety of hazards that could pose a risk to your pet. To help everyone in your home enjoy the end of year celebrations as much as possible, here are our top New Year pet safety tips.
November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, but it isn’t without some risks to your pet. Emergencies often occur when we least expect them, but fortunately there are some things that you can do to help prevent them. Here are our top tips for avoiding Thanksgiving pet emergencies.
October 31, 2018
One of the most frustrating things about an emergency is that no one knows when they are likely to strike and, in many cases,, when an emergency does arise, it is at the most inopportune time. Unless you are someone who is naturally very calm under pressure, it is very easy to become anxious and panicked when an emergency occurs. However, this can cause you to make errors of judgement, and this is something that could have serious consequences for everyone involved. When that emergency involves your cat, your feline furbaby could be adversely affected. Nevertheless, by being prepared and having the right resources available, you can stay calmer and get your precious feline the help she needs when she needs it most.
September 21, 2018
If your property were to go up in flames, would you know what to do? Unfortunately, fires are a very common occurrence, and all too often, homes, businesses and lives are destroyed as a result of a fire that was completely preventable. It is not just humans that are affected either. Studies have shown that an estimated 40,000 pets in the United States die in fires every year. The principal cause of their death is smoke inhalation rather than the fire itself, but a large number of animals also suffer catastrophic burns. Fortunately, the vast majority of house fires are completely preventable. Here are 6 fire safety tips that can save your pet’s life and potentially your home from this all too common disaster.
August 22, 2018
Accidents and emergencies can happen any time, and often occur when we least expect them, and animals are just as like to be the victim of an emergency situation as humans are. Feeling stressed and panicked is completely understandable, but this can cause you to make errors which could make the circumstances worse for everyone involved. Therefore, the best way to keep everyone in your family safe is to have an emergency plan and the necessary supplies and resources to see you through – and that includes items that you will need for your pet.
July 20, 2018
Shaking is a normal dog behavior. Dogs shake and tremble when they are excited, playing, stretching, or drying off. Most dogs are filled with energy, so happy shaking is a natural way for them to work some of their energy out. However, when this shaking is accompanied with crying or symptoms, it might be due to a medical conditions or anxiety and fear.
June 22, 2018
Whether you live in an apartment or condo, connected housing units make it harder to prevent and control fires. Residential fires can be a terrifying scenario for pet owners, but fortunately there are a number of steps you can take to make sure your pet is safe in the event of a fire. For instance, before signing a lease on an apartment, you should check that the complex is up-to-code by ensuring there are working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. If the complex doesn’t pass the inspection, talk to the leasing agent to have this rectified before signing the lease.