Preventing Pet-tential Pet Toxicity The month of March is National Pet Poison Awareness Month and hosts “Poison Prevention Week” from the 18th to the 24th, and while it was originally dedicated to human poison awareness, we think it’s also important to include some of the most common hazards to our furry family members – many of which are everyday items in our homes. When we think of poisons, our minds go pretty quickly to chemicals stored under the sink boasting ominous skul
Don’t Brush Aside Your Pet’s Oral Health February is Pet Dental Health Month! Our pets are prone to many of the dental issues we humans can suffer from, so we wanted to take a little bit of time to talk about the importance of keeping those pearly whites fresh and clean – not only for the health of your pet’s mouth, but it’s entire body. Most pets have some level of periodontal disease by the time they’re 3 years old, but the good news is that it’s entirely preventable! So wh
How to Stay Out of the ER this Holiday Season The last thing you want to do in the middle of a good holiday party is take an emergency trip to the vet, and a big vet bill is probably a worse gift than a lump of coal. We here at My Vet just wanted to take a little time to help you avoid these scenarios by outlining some of the common dangers to pets during the holidays. DECORATIONS Holiday decorations and lights are beautiful to look at and get everyone into the spirit, but wi
Moving With Pets Whether it’s a mile away or across the globe, moving with pets takes an already hectic situation to a new level. Boxes everywhere, you can never seem to find what you’re looking for, and on top of that it looks like Fido had an accident in the house because his formerly stable world is now topsy turvy! Thankfully, there are ways to ease the stress on both you and your beloved companions and make the transition to your new home as seamless as possible. BEFORE
The summer months naturally coincide with nice weather, and nice weather makes us all want to get out of the house and into nature – what better way to take a break from city life than a weekend camping trip with your furry friend? Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or staying at your family lake house in the woods, these tips will help ensure that your dog has a safe and healthy experience. 1. Make sure your pet’s vaccines are up to date!
Since dogs can easily encounter w
The Truth About Heartworms You may have noticed that each time you visit our hospital, we ask you if your pet is in need of a refill of its heartworm preventative. We wanted to take a little time to shed some light on why asking this question is one of our top priorities. What is heartworm? Are there actual worms involved?
Yes, heartworm is caused by actual worms! These parasitic worms can reside in the heart, lungs, and vascular system of dogs, cats, and ferrets, and may gr
Did you know that February is National Cat Health Month? While cats outnumber dogs as companion of choice in the United States, we see less of them at the vet than we do our canine companions. When it comes to our feline friends, one of the most common statements that we hear in the office is “She’s fine. She’s an indoor cat so there hasn’t been a reason to bring her to the vet”. We look at our cats as independent, self-sufficient little buddies, but the truth is, they need
Last week we posted about clipping our dog’s nails and provided some helpful tips. This week it is time to focus on our feline friends!
Clipping our kitty’s nails can be a daunting task, so we are here to eliminate that fear and stress. “You’ve got to be kitten me, this seems claw-ful!” If your kitty seems overwhelmed or angry when she sees you with the nail clippers the best thing to do is take it slooooow. Take the fear out of the nail trim by easing into the process day b
“He doesn’t like it, he snaps at us”
“She won’t let me near her feet!”
“His nails are too dark, I don’t want to cut him” Sound familiar? These are just some of the reasons pet owners are hesitant to cut their dogs nails. With the cold weather around us and less time outside running around, the familiar “clickety-clack” of our dog’s nails on the floor can echo through the house. As pet owners we need to remember that their nail health is just as important as anything else. T