Snakebites and Your Pet: What if a Venomous Snake Strikes?

The sun is shining, and the outdoors are calling! Whether you are enjoying a hike or a nice afternoon in the yard with your pet, it’s important to remember that snakes enjoy the warmer weather, too. A curious pet and a venomous snake is a combination that can end in life-threatening snakebites. If your pet is bitten, knowing how to respond can make all the difference for your pet’s wellbeing.   Avoiding Snake Encounters…

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The Range of Veterinary Care Options Includes Urgent Care 

As a pet parent, you want to provide the best care for your pet to ensure they have a long and happy life with your family. It can be worrisome when they aren’t feeling well. Fortunately, MedVet has a full range of options for veterinary care to support your family. Knowing what type of care to seek, and when, is important and can be lifesaving. Read on for a better understanding of how MedVet…

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Murphy's Miracle

  It started as a bit of joke. Murphy, a young Goldendoodle, threw up on the floor at home, and Mr. Fish took a photo and sent it to his wife to let her know Murphy “left her a present.” This photo of vomit ended up saving Murphy’s life. Within a few hours, Mr. Fish realized it was more serious than an upset stomach. Murphy started to go downhill. She was noticeably altered and…

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Six Things to Know About Kennel Cough and Your Pet

  Kennel cough is considered to be a common and contagious canine ailment. Owners have described it as sounding as if something is stuck in their dog’s throat. Kennel cough can be compared to a chest cold in humans—and there are times you may need to seek veterinary treatment.   Here are six things to know about kennel cough: Kennel cough (infectious tracheobronchitis) is a contagious respiratory tract infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella…

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is in Pain and What You Can Do to Help

  Animals feel pain for many of the same reasons as people: dental issues, arthritis, infections, broken bones, cancer, post-surgical pain, strains/sprains, back problems, stomach upset, constipation, urinary tract infections, and as a result of other injuries and illness. Unfortunately, unlike us, they are not able to let us know when or where they hurt. Many subtle behavioral and physical changes can indicate that your pet is in pain. As a pet parent, you are in the best position to look for these subtle changes that may indicate if your pet is…

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