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Veterinary Cancer Patient Emergencies and What to Do

If you have a pet who has been diagnosed with cancer, you already know that things aren’t always going to be easy. These special patients do need attention and TLC but, in your concern, it is also easy to become … Continue reading

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Basic First Aid for Pets

No one wants to think about a pet falling victim to accident or illness, but most of us will agree that thinking about emergency preparedness is important. The reality is: accidents happen and sudden illness or symptoms of distress can … Continue reading

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The Pet Owner’s Guide to Triage and the Veterinary Emergency Room

No one plans on their pet having an emergency, but it is bound to happen eventually if you have animals in your home. Visiting the veterinary emergency room can be scary, especially if it is at a facility other than … Continue reading

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Summer Pet Emergencies

  Summer is a wonderful time of year for people and their pets. With the sunny weather, though, comes some special issues that every pet owner should be aware of. Be vigilant about potential summer pet hazards so that everyone … Continue reading

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Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

One of the most dramatic changes in veterinary medicine in the past 15 years has been the tremendous advancement in the field of veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) for pets. With the development of ECC as a veterinary specialty … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pet First-Aid Kit

Your medicine cabinet is probably stocked with the things you need when you are sick or hurt. Bandages, antiseptics, tweezers, and medications for every ailment are commonly found in most people’s homes. But do you have the things that you … Continue reading

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Pet Emergencies: Prevention and Management

Veterinary emergencies can arise, often without warning, at any time of the day or night, leaving you in a state of panic. The following things should be considered before pet emergencies happen.

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Limping Pet: Emergency or Not?

It can be hard to know when a gimpy pet means an emergency. It never fails, your dog or cat always gets hurt at the most inconvenient time. Your regular vet may not be open, or you might have a … Continue reading

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Pet Emergency Capabilities: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Veterinary medicine and human medicine used to be two very different sciences. Human doctors had access to all sorts of diagnostic tests, treatments, and supportive care while veterinarians were often left improvising and doing the best that they could. While … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Out – Learn How to Protect Your Pet From Heatstroke

Every summer, pets all over the country visit the veterinarian on an emergency basis for heat exhaustion. Many die or experience severe consequences related to over-heating. This problem, while scary, is totally preventable with a little bit of knowledge.

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