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January – Cold Weather

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 [...]

February – Chocolate Toxicity

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 [...]

March – CPR Awareness

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 [...]

April – Lily Toxicity and Your Cat

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 [...]

May – Heatstroke

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 [...]

June – Musculoskeletal Strain/Soft Tissue Injury

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 [...]

July – Water Safety

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 [...]

August – Rodenticide Toxicity

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. [...]

October – National Veterinary Technician Week

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 [...]

November – Pancreatitis, Thanksgiving and Your Dog

Contributed by: Dr. Heather Poncelow, Emergency Veterinarian It is natural to want to share our celebrations with our pets, and for many people this means sharing their Thanksgiving feast. Make sure that sharing food with [...]