Tag Archives: emergency vet

How to Move a Sick or Injured Pet in an Emergency 

If your pet is ever injured and unable to walk, transporting them to your veterinarian’s office can be a challenge. Injured humans simply call the ambulance. But when your pet is injured, you become the EMT and the ambulance driver. In situations like this, some creativity will be required to quickly identify a transport mechanism.

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Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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Finding the Right Sitter for Your Pet

A young man with a dog

In my last blog post, I wrote how smart devices like automatic feeders and pet cams make pet families lives easier. Technology is a poor substitute for a human being who watches over your pet while you are away on a business trip or vacation. Since I recommended a human pet sitter and not a

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Why New York City is Better Than #97 When it Comes to Pets

NYC pets

The New York Times is frequently an inspiration for my blog posts. Typically, my posts are to alert readers to breaking news about a disease like leptospirosis, to give a hint about how readers might better handle pet-related issues, or to highlight a recently published interview. But today I am going to disagree with an article published

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A Weekend in the Country

As I was happily packing to go on vacation, the jaunty tune from the first act of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, “A Weekend in the Country,” popped into my head. As I loaded the bug spray and sunscreen into the bags, my mind switched from the pleasures of country life to the pet

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