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

Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can be traumatic events for people…and their animals.  As you think about how you will react if a disaster hits your area, don’t forget to include your pets in any emergency preparedness planning. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created this “Saving the Whole Family” video on how to … Continue reading Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

The American Veterinary Medical Association has been studying the growing trend of cannabis use for pet health, including the potential benefits and risks.  They recently posted a statement about their perspective on this fast-evolving issue. Here’s a quick summary of what you should know before using cannabis products on your dogs, cats, and other pets. … Continue reading AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

Summer Pet Safety: Preventing and Treating Insect Stings

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but it’s never a good time for your dog or cat to get stung by a bee or other stinging insect. Veterinary emergency and critical care doctor Christine Rutter from Texas A&M University provides some helpful advice for pet owners on preventing and … Continue reading Summer Pet Safety: Preventing and Treating Insect Stings

CDC Warns of Salmonella Outbreak in Backyard Poultry

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has traced a recent Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 1,000 people around the US to recently acquired chicks and ducklings. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that causes the foodborne illness known as salmonellosis.  It is commonly found in raw or undercooked meat and poultry, eggs, … Continue reading CDC Warns of Salmonella Outbreak in Backyard Poultry