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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Diseases that Can Lead to Heatstroke in Dogs

Summer is the season of fun in the sun, but it can also be hot, and even too hot for some. Medical conditions affecting specific breeds can cause dogs to be intolerant to heat and lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Below, we discuss how laryngeal paralysis and Brachycephalic syndrome can increase the risk of heatstroke in dogs. Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs Laryngeal paralysis is a disease usually affecting older, large breed dogs, namely Labrador…

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Some like it hot, but does your dog? During summer, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it is wonderful to be outdoors and play in the sunny weather. Many of us also look forward to playing with our pup in the nice weather. However, sometimes it can be too hot for us. The same thing is true for our canine companions. Many of us are aware of the dangers of leaving dogs…

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What You Should Know About Flea Product Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Fleas are a common pest for both cats and dogs. Fortunately, there are a variety of products available to help prevent infestation. When used as directed, such products are safe and effective. However, dogs and cats can easily become sick if too much or the wrong flea product is applied, or the product is ingested post-application. Ingestion occurs if the dog or cat licks the treated area. Below is more information about potential reactions and…

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