Dogs Beware of Xylitol - Toxic Ingredient in Some Peanut Butters!
Veterinarians commonly recommend peanut butter as a way for pet owners to give dogs their pills. However, care must be taken when choosing which peanut butter to use based on the addition of xylitol to some peanut butter brands. Xylitol is a sweetener used in gum, baked goods, and many products designed for people with diabetes due to its low glycemic index and low calorie content. It is highly toxic to some dogs, causing low…
November 4, 2021
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…
Which Fruits Are Safe for Your Dog to Eat?
June 30, 2021
Nothing says summer like fresh produce. Sweet, vine-ripened strawberries, mouth-watering melons, and juicy peaches are just a few of the fruits that tempt our tastebuds when the temperatures rise. Many of these summertime favorites can be shared as a healthy treat for your dog, especially if they are prepared correctly. Fruits are often low in calories, provide additional vitamins and minerals, and can even help your dog stay hydrated.
Keep Your Pet Out of the ER With These Spring Pet Safety Tips
March 9, 2021
Spring is a wonderful time of year. We get longer days, warmer weather, and blooming flowers. However, spring also presents various health hazards that can lead to problems for pets. Whether you are decorating for the holidays or sprucing up your lawn, these spring pet safety tips can help keep your pet out of the emergency room. Celebrate Spring Holidays with Care Lilies are…
12 Dangerous Holiday Pet Hazards and How to Keep Your Pet Safe this Winter
Winter holidays can be a joyous time for humans yet a dangerous time for our four-legged family members. The curious nature of cats, plus a dog’s strong sense of smell, causes both animals to get into holiday decorations, food, and drinks that could lead them to wind up in a MedVet emergency room. Take some extra pet-proofing measures this year to keep your best friend happy and safe all holiday season. Avoid dogggy dilemmas…