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Common Veterinary Emergencies For Pets

Common Veterinary Emergencies For Pets

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.

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7 Pet Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

7 Pet Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

For most pet parents, our furry friends are part of the family. This means that we often treat them with the same kinds of considerations as we would our children or other cherished family members. When it comes to emergency preparedness, our pets need us more than we know. They are much less likely to show us they are having trouble than our human family members will. This means we need to take proactive steps to ensure we know what to look for when it comes to pet emergencies that require ...

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What to do if my pet was bitten by a snake?

What to do if my pet was bitten by a snake?

Veterinary emergencies can take many different forms. A snakebite certainly isn’t the most common reason for owners to take their pet to get urgent medical care, but there are still around 150,000 visits to vets every year by owners who believe that their cat or dog has been bitten by a snake.

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Top Signs of Pet Poisoning

Top Signs of Pet Poisoning

Pet poisoning is sadly a very common occurrence. The U.S. Humane Society estimates that as many as 10,000 cats or dogs die each year as a result of ingesting a toxic substance. One of the main reasons for this is that many owners aren’t fully aware of which things could be harmful to their pets, nor do they necessarily recognize the signs that their pet may have ingested something poisonous and needs medical help.

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How to prevent your pet from getting bitten by a snake

How to prevent your pet from getting bitten by a snake

Animals are naturally inquisitive, and this includes being very interested in any other creatures that they may come across, including snakes. Unlike us, our pets don’t see snakes as potentially dangerous and won’t realize that they could cause them harm. This means that it is up to you as their owner to be responsible for keeping your pet safe. Snakes can be found all year round, but they are particularly prevalent during the warmer summer months meaning that now, more than ever, it is impo...

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Top Tips to Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavements

Top Tips to Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavements

Dog owners love taking their dogs out for a walk especially in the warm summer weather. During the summer break, people have more time on their hands to enjoy with their pets. Before you take your dog out for a few hours, remember that the hot summer pavements burn your dog’s paws. If you are not careful, your dog can end up with serious paw burns. It is especially worse if your dog is a puppy. Asphalt cement, metal pavement, and sand heat up and could burn your puppy’s paw pads. Here are so...

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Keeping your pets safe this summer: Top hot weather tips

Keeping your pets safe this summer: Top hot weather tips

Summer is here and with comes the promise of lots of fun for all the family, including our pets. However, the warmer weather also brings with it some unique pet ownership challenges, particularly when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of your adorable animal.

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Is Your Pet in Pain? Top Signs to Watch Out For!

Is Your Pet in Pain? Top Signs to Watch Out For!

No pet owner wants to see their animal suffering and in pain. Unfortunately, the obvious verbal communication barrier between us and our pets means that it isn’t always easy to tell when they are experiencing discomfort or pain. While some signs are fairly obvious, others are much more difficult to identify – even for the most experienced owner. Combined with the fact that animals have a natural tendency to try and mask their discomfort as much as possible, it’s no wonder that figuring out w...

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Top Holiday Foods That Are Dangerous for Pets

Top Holiday Foods That Are Dangerous for Pets

It feels good to treat your furry best friend with exquisite human food from time to time. So, it won’t be surprising if you want to include your animal companions in your holiday dinners. There are numerous holiday meals and ingredients that are toxic to your four-legged family members. Recipes vary widely. Consequently, it’s best to avoid feeding your dog or cat any prepared dishes. Take extra precautions and steer clear of the top six holiday foods below, known to be dangerous for pets.

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The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

Like you, your animal companion can also suffer from the health dangers of poor oral hygiene. Various dental issues can affect your pet that, if not treated, can potentially turn into much more severe conditions. Your furry pal’s oral health is an essential part of their overall health. If you don’t include it in your priority list, you risk your pet’s health and well-being. Here are some of the problems you can avoid by paying attention to your beloved companion’s dental health.

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Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego is a family-run after-hours and critical care hospital, providing veterinary emergency care since 1985. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, contact us to get the help your pet needs.

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