What Pet Owners Should Know About Pyometra

Pyometra is a dangerous uterine infection that can have life-threatening consequences if not treated quickly and aggressively. Our Animal Care & Emergency Services team knows how dangerous these infections can be, so we are providing information about pyometra and explaining how you can safeguard your four-legged friend. What is pyometra? The word pyometra is derived [...]

The Truth Behind 8 Misconceptions About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworms can seriously damage your pet’s heart and lungs, yet misconceptions abound about this dangerous parasitic infection, putting your pet’s health at risk. Our Animal Care and Emergency Services team wants to clear up the confusion, and we provide the truth behind common misunderstandings about heartworm disease.  #1: Misconception: My pet can catch heartworms from [...]

Pain, Pain, Go Away: How to Manage Your Cat’s Arthritis Pain

Arthritis pain is often viewed as something that has to be lived with, especially in aging people and pets. However, since arthritis pain decreases quality of life, learning to identify and manage this condition in your pet can greatly improve their health, happiness, and comfort. Read on to discover if your cat is suffering from [...]

Pet-Proofing Your Home Room by Room

Pets, particularly inquisitive kittens and nosy puppies, are notorious for getting into trouble while exploring their home. Each room hides a multitude of hazards, plus outdoors areas, like the garage and garden, can cause your pet serious harm. But, pet-proofing your home can greatly minimize potential risks, so follow along as our team members walk [...]

Common Pet Toxins

Many common household foods, medications, plants, and chemicals are toxic to pets. We explain these four categories of common household pet toxins, and how to keep your pet safe. Remember—if you ever think your pet may have been exposed to a poison, call Animal Care and Emergency Services, as well as the Animal Poison Control [...]

Why is my Dog Vomiting?

Vomiting is common in dogs, but do you understand why they vomit, and when the problem is serious? If your dog vomits only once, is not acting sick, is eating well, and has no chronic health problems, you may have no cause for concern. Vomiting more than once, however, while eating less and acting sick, [...]

Danger, Danger! 10 Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

If your pet is ill or injured, you know it’s time to head in for veterinary care. But what about those on-the-fence issues? Your pet may get better overnight, or they may take a turn for the worse. When in doubt about whether your pet needs to be seen by our Animal Care and Emergency [...]

The Bitter Truth about Chocolate Toxicity and Pets

Many people covet the comfort that chocolate treats bring during times of celebration or sorrow. In fact, certain chocolates, especially the dark variety, may have health benefits for people, such as antioxidants. While chocolate candies, treats, and drinks are available year-round, they are especially present during the holidays, and they are often a popular gift [...]

Physical Rehabilitation for Pets

Physical rehabilitation can help restore function, mobility, and quality of life for pets affected by arthritis, and those recovering from injury or surgery. Our team at Animal Care and Emergency Services (ACES) wants to provide information about physical rehabilitation for pets, so you can determine if your pet can benefit from these techniques. Physical rehabilitation [...]

FAQ’s About Veterinary Critical Care

If your pet is facing a life-threatening situation, a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care can provide life-saving interventions and therapy. Our team at Animal Care and Emergency Services (ACES) has two critical care specialists on staff to offer their expertise, and we would like to answer some frequently asked questions about veterinary [...]

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