Skunk Trivia Challenge

Skunks are well known for their unique defense mechanism of spraying an oily, thick, and stinky secretion from the anal glands when they feel threatened. How much do you know about skunks? Take our Skunk Trivia Challenge. Skunk Trivia Question 1.  True or False: Skunks can spray up to eight feet away.    Answer: FALSE Skunks can spray 15 to 16 feet away, with precision up to 10 feet…

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How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Pet

A pet-friendly first aid kit can be useful in the event of an injury to your pet or if you need to evacuate quickly or unexpectedly due to a natural disaster, such as a flood, wildfire, hurricane or tornado. In this article, we will share tips for making a first aid kit* for your pet.   *Please note: The contents of a first aid kit can vary. The recommended list we are providing is just…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Spring!

Spring is here! Help keep your pet happy and healthy this season with these spring pet safety tips from our Emergency Medicine team at MedVet. Lilies. While many flowers and plants can be dangerous to pets, lilies are especially toxic to cats. If ingested, every part of the lily flower and plant can cause serious health problems, and in some cases, can be fatal. Some other types of spring time plants that can present…

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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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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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