Is Ibuprofen Toxic to Dogs?

  Some commonly used medicines that are safe for humans are very toxic to pets. Ibuprofen is helpful to humans but harmful to dogs. Remember to always consult your family veterinarian before giving your pet any medicine, especially if it’s from your own medicine cabinet.   What is ibuprofen? Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (commonly referred to as an NSAID- pronounced with the letter n-said). Ibuprofen is a popular and effective over-the-counter…

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Ferret Information and Care Recommendations

Background Information on Ferrets Ferrets are playful, friendly animals that can make excellent pets for the right person. Ferrets may not be the best pet for young children or in households with birds, rabbits, rodents, or lizards due to their predatory nature. Most ferrets sold in pet stores come from a commercial breeder where they have been neutered and de-scented. Even though they are de-scented, they still have a natural musky odor. Diet Recommendations for…

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How to Protect Your Dog or Cat from Coyote Attacks

Coyotes are coming closer to suburban and urban neighborhoods across America. With their habitats shrinking, they are moving closer to us and if given the chance, they could hurt a dog or cat. Here at MedVet, we see small dogs that come in through the emergency department having suffered a coyote attack. Often, these patients require immediate surgery to treat their life-threatening injuries. Understanding the Life and Habits of Coyotes First,…

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