Tag Archives: emergency

The Hunt for Huckleberry: Finding Your Lost Pet

A couple of evenings ago, I received a frantic phone call from one of my cat-owning clients. Their young cat, Huckleberry, had been missing for a couple of hours and had not come to the kitchen at his appointed dinner hour. Search Everywhere When my clients discovered him missing, they took immediate action: opened all

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Visionary Leaves His Imprint in Veterinary ICUs

The Washington Post has an interesting obituary online. The obituary of Dr. Max Harry Weil credits this physician with helping to invent the intensive care unit (ICU) in human hospitals. I wonder if he would be surprised to know his work is visible in the intensive care unit at The Animal Medical Center and many

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Give a Dog a Bone…Maybe Not!

Because of the recent pet food recalls, I’ve been talking to pet owners more than usual about what they are feeding their pets. Some are nervous, worried their pet’s food will be the next one recalled. Some are angry, feeling their pet’s health may have been jeopardized by a carefully chosen food, and others want

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Heatstroke

Today, on this first day of summer, I’m enjoying the hot, humid weather, but I’m also thinking about heatstroke. As I walk around the city, I notice lots of dogs out and about with their owners who are also enjoying the warm weather. Although humans seem to love hot summer days, our pets may not

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