Tag Archives: veterinarian

The Truth About Vital Signs: What Pet Owners Need to Know

Veterinarian listens to a dog's heartbeat

Just like humans, animals have measurable vital signs that indicate their body’s overall functioning. These vital signs include breathing rate, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Patients with abnormal vital signs might be considered unstable and urgent steps will be taken to return the heart rate or breathing rate to normal. Illness and injury are

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World Spay Day 2022: What You Need to Know

Snake with eggs x-ray

February 22 is World Spay Day. “Spay” is an interesting word, since it seems to have nothing to do with removing the ovaries and uterus of a female dog. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word spay has a complicated linguistic heritage. Starting with the Latin spatha (a Roman cavalry officer’s sword), through Old French, Anglo-Norman

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Tick Time

close up of a tick

It is tick season on the East Coast. I had one of the little critters delivered to me in a sandwich bag just the other day. The owner had pulled it off her dog and brought it to me to identify, because she was worried the tick might make her dog sick. She did the

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Do you really need a cat sitter?

A kitten on a blanket

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

A veterinarian holds a cat

Even though it is the dog days of summer, August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day. Only half of American cats see a veterinarian on a routine basis. The lack of medical care means feline health concerns remain unaddressed until the condition is severe and more difficult to treat. #Cat2VetDay is

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