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Archive for 'Dogs'

What To Do If You See a Dog In a Hot Car

May 26, 2015

There’s one simple rule with regard to pets in cars: Never leave them unattended even for “a minute to run into a store.” Stuff happens and you can be delayed. According to the Automobile Association of America, on a hot day (around 80 degrees Fahrenheit), it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Even at a lower temperature of around 72…  

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Pet Therapy with Veterans

May 25, 2015

So many times when we go into the senior living facilities, there are many of our veterans as residents and/or visitors. Of course, so many of them had to leave not just their human family members behind when they went off to serve in our military, but their pets also. At one recent visit, Mya and I met the husband of one of the residents…  

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Top 5 Summertime Threats to Your Pet

May 22, 2015

May 23 is National Heat Awareness day, and with summer and the nicer weather coming just around the corner, I want you to be aware of some of the threats that heat can pose to your pets. They’re all things that I have seen and treated in my 20 years as an emergency vet. 5. Fireworks: Lovely to look at, scary for pets! Make sure pets…  

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 18, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the news that May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Why do we need a week like that? There are 70 million dogs in the United States, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year with children being the most likely to be bitten and severely injured. Even the most trusted dog can bite…  

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