Pet Emergencies

With Rain Brings…Germs.

With Rain Brings…Germs.

While cats clearly don’t fall into this category (not sane ones anyways), many dogs and owners alike do seem to revel in going for walks on rainy days. While this activity can be super beneficial for a stir crazy pet, a bit of caution should be utilized when it comes to allowing your pets to drink out of puddles and rain runoff. Even seemingly clear, fresh flowing rainfall can be a proverbial cesspool microscopically, harboring many germs and toxins that could make your pet incredibly ill.

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GI Stasis

GI Stasis

It’s hard to believe that it’s already springtime! Eggs aren’t the only thing rabbits are good at hiding – they’re also quite adept at hiding a serious illness called GI stasis. GI stasis is an ailment where food isn’t moving properly through the gastrointestinal tract and is known as the silent killer.

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Microchip: A tiny decision to keep your pets safe

Microchip: A tiny decision to keep your pets safe

One of the easiest ways to help ensure a safe return home, should your fur baby decide to take a journey without you, is getting them micro chipped. Micro chipping your pet is an effortless procedure akin to getting a routine vaccine.

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Leptospirosis disease

Leptospirosis disease

As beneficial as water is, when pets drink from a contaminated water supply, it can have some very dire consequences with Leptospirosis being one of them. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Leptospira, and it’s mainly found in polluted water.

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Surprise! Guinea Pigs!

Surprise! Guinea Pigs!

Guinea pigs, despite what their name suggests, are neither pigs, nor do they hail from New Guinea. Guinea pigs are actually a species of rodent belonging to the Cavy family, and according to history, got their unique name because one used to be able to purchase them for a guinea (a small British coin from the 17th century).

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Eh, what’s up doc?

Eh, what’s up doc?

‘Eh, what’s up Doc?’ Many of you may remember a certain rabbit named Bugs Bunny uttering those words growing up, but now it’s time for owners of pet rabbits to be saying them to Dr. Sokoloff, our newest doctor on staff at Pet Emergency Center, who has completed her residency with exotics.

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