Help! Is it an Allergic Reaction or Pet Poisoning?

When something is wrong with your pet, the world may seem upside down. Many frantic pet owners turn to the Internet for information. While there is a lot of good information out there, sometimes this can take you down a dark rabbit hole if you are not careful.

Instead of wondering whether your sick pet is experiencing an allergic reaction or pet poisoning, never forget that you can call on us at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic to give real, expert advice.

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Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness and Your Pet

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAFall is almost upon us and this usually indicates a watchful eye on the skies as October and November roll around. Yes, it’s time to talk about the dreaded H word: hurricanes. And, along with this, it’s a great time to discuss pet emergency preparedness.

Many families have a general plan for what to do when contending with a hurricane, flood, fire, or other disaster. And, while some of these tactics may keep the family pet safe, too, pets add additional challenges. That is why they need their own plan.

Going through various disaster scenarios, and the additional considerations a pet would pose in each, can help you address these challenges now (what better time?). Continue…

Putting Together a Pet First-Aid Kit

first aid dogLike us, not every bump or bruise your pet receives warrants a trip to the emergency room or vet’s office. Yet many of these minor accidents do need some sort of medical attention, even if it’s just basic first aid. Because of this, it’s important to have pet first-aid supplies on hand for the four-legged members of your household.

Having a pre-made pet first-aid kit on hand is particularly helpful if you travel with your pet, or take your pet on outings such as camping or hiking. Likewise, your pet’s first-aid kit can help you have what is needed to stabilize your pet in a true emergency so that you can bring your four-legged friend in for emergency care without the condition getting worse along the way.

If you’ve never given much thought to what would go into a pet first-aid kit, never fear! We’ve done the dirty work for you. We suggest you start with a tackle Continue…