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National Poison Prevention Week: Protect Your Pet

A veterinary team with a dog

The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week. According to Dr. Tina Wismer, board-certified Veterinary Toxicologist and Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, most poisoning in pets happens accidentally. Dr. Wismer was recently my guest on my radio show, “Ask the Vet,” available as a podcast and on Sirius XM

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Poisonous Houseplants

Houseplants provide a bit of green to a dull window sill or a bland entrance foyer. If you are a pet owner, you must choose your houseplants carefully or risk plant induced illness in your pet. Below is a list of houseplants pet owners should forego because of the potential for illness if their pet

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Five Reasons to Go to the Animal ER NOW!

small dog being treated by a vet

Pet families often ask me how they will know when it is time for their pet to go to an animal ER, like The Animal Medical Center’s 24/7 emergency room. This blog lists five things that should make you stop what you are doing and head to the closest animal ER. Acute Collapse or Inability to

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Lilies and Your Cat

The genesis of this week’s blog did not come from one my patients at The Animal Medical Center, but from a trip to my local Food Emporium. As I walked in through the produce section, the smell of lilies wafted towards me. They were beautiful…and deadly, at least to cats. The entire lily family, including

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Magnets, Toys and Dangerous Objects

A small, white dog with a toy

One characteristic of pets that makes them so entertaining is their unpredictable nature. Some of them will eat anything — and when they do, the veterinarian is presented with a diagnostic challenge. The veterinarian surgeons here at AMC have exceptionally good stories about the objects they have found jammed up inside of pets. Around the

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