10 Useful Tips for Hiking and Camping with Your Pets

Camping can be such a fun activity for families and their beloved pets. Many dogs and some cats enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors with their families, especially in the summer months. Here are ten helpful tips to help make your next adventure into the great outdoors with your pet a success.   Know before you go Before you depart, research the campground or area that you planning on visiting.  Not all campgrounds accept…

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7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a time for us to celebrate our nation’s independence but for pets it can be an alarming and scary time. In fact, the July Fourth weekend is one of the busiest times of the year at MedVet’s emergency hospitals. Every year, pets are lost, hurt or even killed after being frightened by Fourth of July fireworks. The bang of fireworks can spark fearful behaviors in dogs. These behaviors range…

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What is a Veterinary Resident?

Clients often ask us the question “What is a Veterinary Resident”? A veterinary resident is a licensed veterinarian. This means they have graduated from an accredited veterinary school, successfully passed state and national examinations, and have chosen to enter an optional training program following their veterinary education. Rest-assured that veterinary residents are qualified to treat your pet with knowledgeable and compassionate care. A veterinary residency is generally a three-year program designed to provide veterinarians…

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What Is Tear Staining in Dogs? How Do I Treat It?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tear Stains in Dogs   Pet owners often seek advice on how to treat the messy, frustrating problem of tear staining in dogs. If you research online the phrase “tear staining”, you will find numerous different products, ideas, and suggestions that claim to fix or prevent the staining. The fact that there are so many products available means that there is not ONE magic treatment or approach that will…

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Heat Stroke in Dogs: A State of Multi-organ Dysfunction

Heat stroke in dogs is a common disorder with life-threatening consequences. This article will review the causes of hyperthermia and the negative impact of high temperatures on organ function. Causes of Hyperthermia in Dogs Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature, and in dogs, it is typically observed between 104.9F – 109.4F. There are two forms of hyperthermia: pyrogenic and non-pyrogenic. With pyrogenic hyperthermia, the body is presented with pyrogens (ex – substances produced from…

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