Blog

Category Archives: Pet Emergencies & First Aid

Pet ICU: Understanding Veterinary Critical Care

When most people consider critical care or an ICU, they likely think of life-threatening medical scenarios where a patient is given life support and monitored closely in a special unit. The same is true for our pet patients. Advances in … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Pet ICU: Understanding Veterinary Critical Care

All Your Questions About Pet Emergencies Answered

When you have a pet emergency, no doubt there are many questions racing through your head. You might think to ask them, but your mind is generally preoccupied with the task at hand:  getting your pet better. Oakland Veterinary Referral … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on All Your Questions About Pet Emergencies Answered

The B-Word:  Bloat in Dogs

Few health issues can take a dog’s life as quickly as bloat can. Despite its serious nature, though, few pet owners really understand what this devastating condition is. Taking just a few minutes to learn about bloat in dogs might … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Safety | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The B-Word:  Bloat in Dogs

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

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Veterinary Cancer Patient Emergencies and What to Do

On the Forefront: VetCOT and Elevating Veterinary Trauma Care

Cutting edge veterinary hospitals like Oakland Veterinary Referral Services are joining together to form a national network of veterinary trauma centers. Hospitals in this network will work with the recently formed Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT) to produce a veterinary … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , | Comments Off on On the Forefront: VetCOT and Elevating Veterinary Trauma Care

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

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Basic First Aid for Pets

Congestive Heart Failure in Pets: Reading the Beat on Your Pet’s Health

A diagnosis of congestive heart failure for your pet can certainly be an intimidating one. As with many things in life, though, it is much scarier when you don’t really understand it.  Keep reading to learn what you need to … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Congestive Heart Failure in Pets: Reading the Beat on Your Pet’s Health

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

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The Pet Owner’s Guide to Triage and the Veterinary Emergency Room

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

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Summer Pet Emergencies

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

Posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care