Cold Weather Pet Safety

Help ensure your pets stay happy and healthy this winter by keeping these five cold weather pet safety tips from our Emergency Medicine team in mind. Limit Exposure to Freezing Temperatures: If it is too cold for you to be outside, it is likely too cold for your pet. Be mindful of the amount of time your pet spends outside. Even short-term exposure to freezing temperatures can lead to frostbite and hypothermia .

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5 Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe this Holiday Season

Help ensure your pets have a happy holiday by keeping these five tips to keep your pet safe this holiday season in mind. Candles and Trees.  Trees and decorations are beautiful, but can pose a danger to your pets. Cats may attempt to climb and/or use the trunk as a scratching post, causing the tree to fall and potentially resulting in injury. Keep your tree secure by using a stable stand or tying the top…

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What Can Veterinarians Do to Help in a National Disaster?

The hurricanes that have plagued the southeast United States and the Caribbean in the recent weeks have made me question what my role is as a veterinarian in a national disaster and what can I do for my patients and pets during one?   I was astounded by troubling information gained by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Did you know that since emergency response teams were overwhelmed rescuing people, nearly 600,000 animals died or were stranded (Yuijano,…

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