Parasites are everywhere, and your pet can pick them up from other pets and wildlife. Most pet owners understand they need to have their pets periodically dewormed. However, they often aren’t sure why deworming matters, how worms look, where their pet contracted worms, or worms’ potential impact on their four-legged friends’ health. Let’s take a… Continue reading Is That a Worm in My Pet’s Feces?
Like people, pets are vulnerable to numerous highly contagious upper respiratory infections that show signs and cause significant discomfort. Understanding this condition and learning to recognize worsening signs can help you determine whether you can safely monitor your pet at home or you should seek veterinary care. What is an upper respiratory infection in pets?… Continue reading Take My Breath Away—Is My Pet’s Upper Respiratory Infection an Emergency?
It’s common for pets to eat things they shouldn’t. These can include human food, plants and material items, and even dead animals. (Yes, very gross – but common.) At UrgentVet, we regularly hear from concerned pet owners whose dog or cat has decided to dine on something—or someone—that is past expiration. So, here’s a simple… Continue reading My Pet Ate a Dead Animal—What Should I Do?
Valentine’s Day is meant for sharing expressions of love and devotion, and while a box of gourmet chocolate hearts or lip-shaped candies say “I love you” to a significant other, friend, or family member, they can be the very dangerous for cats and dogs—especially if they include xylitol. Chocolate ingestion ranks as number one on… Continue reading Not So Sweet Treats—Chocolate and Xylitol Toxicity in Pets
My Pet Is Sick! Where Do I Go for After Hours Veterinary Care? When your pet falls ill or becomes injured, you likely first reach out to your primary care veterinarian for advice, or to schedule an appointment. However, general veterinary practices typically don’t offer late hours or open hours on holidays, so where do… Continue reading Veterinary Care: UrgentVet vs. Emergency Vet – What’s the Difference?