UC Davis to Deploy Mobile Veterinary Teams to Help Pets in Wildfires

The Sacramento Bee reports that the UC Davis California Veterinary Emergency Team Program will receive new state funding to deploy veterinary school professors and students to disasters like wildfires, and also train volunteer response teams around the state. UC Davis says that a major goal of the program is to increase emergency response capacity and … Continue reading UC Davis to Deploy Mobile Veterinary Teams to Help Pets in Wildfires

How to Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke

The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a fact sheet for pet owners on the dangers of smoke from wildfires. Animals are as susceptible to poor air quality as people, especially if they suffer from respiratory or cardiovascular health problems. What are the signs of irritation from smoke inhalation in dogs, cats, and other animals?  … Continue reading How to Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Other Natural Disasters: Is Your Pet Emergency Plan Ready?

Experts are predicting a higher-than-normal risk for both Western wildfires and Atlantic hurricanes in the 2021 season.  It’s important to have a disaster plan in place that includes your pets. Here in California and other parts of the West, fast spreading wildfires can be dangerous for household pets and farm animals.  The County of San … Continue reading Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Other Natural Disasters: Is Your Pet Emergency Plan Ready?

Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets.  An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires