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Vet Care Shows You Care

If you care for your pet, and we know you do, then it is important to also allow a veterinarian to care for them. Your vet is the one who can provide vaccines, check your pet for ongoing conditions like arthritis and parasitic infections, and recommend medications to treat fleas and ticks. Most vet are very familiar with treated dogs and cats, and many will also treat rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other household pets. If you'd like to learn more about veterinary care, then plan on spending some time on this website. It's a good resource for any curious pet owner.

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2021

5 Signs Your Pet Needs An Emergency Vet Now

Just like humans, sometimes animals get sick or hurt on weekends or off-hours for most veterinarian offices. Sometimes your pet can wait till Monday, but sometimes your pet needs urgent care immediately, and that's where emergency vets come into the picture. Emergency vets are available around the clock and can help your pet when they really need it. So, how can you tell if your pet really needs emergency care and can't wait?

What's Causing Your Dog To Butt Scoot?

If you own a dog, you are probably familiar with the butt scoot. Your dog plants their bottom down on the carpet, and then they pull themselves along using their front feet. All the while, their dirty bottom is running across the rug. If your dog only does this occasionally, there's not usually any reason to worry. They're probably just scratching an itch. However, if your dog starts to butt scoot daily or multiple times a day, then it's time to start looking for an explanation.

How Vets Diagnose And Treat Salmonella In Dogs

Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can affect dogs as well as humans and many other mammals. Dogs can contract it after eating raw or under-cooked meat. Sometimes, they may get a salmonella infection after coming into contact with the feces or saliva of another dog who has a salmonella infection. Most dogs do recover from salmonella, but proper vet care is important.  If your dog is showing signs of a salmonella infection, take them to the pet hospital.

Should You Wait If Your Cat's Cold Symptoms Don't Improve After Antibiotics?

When a cat develops a cold with symptoms like sneezing, eye or nose discharge, coughing, and other symptoms, visiting a vet is something pet owners typically do. Most of the time, if a vet prescribes antibiotics, pets see a significant improvement and end up feeling perfectly fine by the time the antibiotics are completed. However, that's not always the case. If your cat is still having cold symptoms after finishing their antibiotics, here's why it's happening and why you shouldn't wait to get help.

Signs Your Dog Is Hypothermic And What You Should Do

If your dog is outside for too long this winter, he or she could end up suffering from hypothermia. Your dog's body temperature becomes so low that it will go into shock. It's important to limit your dog's time outside during cold weather months and be sure he has plenty of shelter from the weather if he is an outside dog. If you suspect your dog is hypothermic, there are signs to watch out for.