Contributed by: Dr. Lisa Thompson, Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Specialist While cold weather can seem like a great time to get some fresh crisp air and avoid having to battle bugs or crowds, it can have some hidden dangers for pets. What is danger? An obvious consideration is an injury to the paws [...]
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Contributed by: Stephanie Geisinger, LVT, VTS (ECC), Emergency & Critical Care Specialty Technician All dogs like chocolate, but they should avoid it. Methylxanthines are a plant-based group of alkaloid compounds, a few of which are found in chocolate. Cocoa seeds (chocolate) and theobromine are part of this group, as is caffeine. Chocolate comes in many [...]
Contributed by: Tammy McCarty, LVT, VTS (ECC), Emergency & Critical Care Specialty Technician To improve survival outcomes in dogs and cats that undergo cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society established the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative. The RECOVER initiative [...]
Contributed by: Dr. Louis Sutton, Emergency Veterinarian Every spring, Easter lilies are abundant, and we enjoy bringing them into our homes and giving them as gifts. However, many do not realize that these plants are lethally toxic to cats. Every part of the plant (stems, flowers, leaves, and pollen) is toxic to them and even [...]
Contributed by: Tana Graveline, LVT, VTS (ECC), Emergency & Critical Care Specialty Technician Summer time and warm weather in the pacific northwest, makes us want to get outside and enjoy the day, often with our furry four legged friends. It is important to remember that as much as we want our dogs with us, it [...]
Contributed by: Stephanie Geisinger, LVT, VTS (ECC), Emergency & Critical Care Specialty Technician Animals can fall out of peak condition during periods of prolonged rest, just like people. Decreased activity in the winter months may lead to weight gain, decreased endurance and stiff joints. There can be a transition period during weather changes, especially from [...]
Contributed by: Dr. Megan Nyboer, Emergency Veterinarian Many of our canine friends love their time in the water! Swimming, retrieving and playing in the pool or a river can be great for dogs, helping to keep their weight down and their muscles fit. However, just like in humans, there are some inherent risks for dogs [...]
Contributed by: Dr. Heather Poncelow, Emergency Veterinarian It is very common for dogs (and occasionally for cats) to ingest poisons intended for rodents and any of these poisons may be fatal to pets if consumed. If this occurs then it is very important to contact your veterinarian or animal poison control within a couple of [...]
Contributed by: Kamerin Rhodes, Veterinary Assistant for ICU Department It has been said that veterinarians and clinic team members are some of the best practitioners of medicine there are, because we cannot ask our patients what is the matter. We have to know or do everything we can to find out. We are critical thinkers, [...]
Contributed by: Kristin Schafgans, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialist National Veterinary Technician Week has been celebrated annually in the third week of October since 1993. Although veterinary technicians are valued immensely every day of year, this week is meant to put a spotlight on the dedication and hard work of these incredibly talented [...]