Pet Care Blog

So what important stuff happens over at Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center? I’d like to think it’s me…Twilight Sparkle, AKA, the hospital cat, blood donor and blog writer!

I was brought into Atlantic Street as a wee kitten with a severely damaged tail by a Good Samaritan. The amazing staff over here nursed me back to health and although I did need my tail amputated, I think looking like a wild Bobcat adds some serious character! Plus, it attracts all the belly rubs.  Well, enough about me and more about that important pet emergency stuff that helps to keep all of yours and me safe!

–  Twilight Sparkle

 

 

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Every Penny Counts!

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Community Involvement, Pet Toxins, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Every Penny Counts!

Little Laila, a teacup Chihuahua, was brought into Pet Emergency Center with a known metallic foreign body in her stomach. Laila needed to be hospitalized to receive a blood transfusion, stabilization, and an endoscopy with Sacramento Area Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Spann.

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Surprise! Guinea Pigs!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Pet Emergencies, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

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?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Pet Emergencies, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

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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Miracle on Atlantic Street.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Pet Emergencies, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Miracle on Atlantic Street.

While many are watching miracles occur on 34th street this holiday season, the owners of a very special dog Mayah, probably feel that they witnessed their very own miracle right here on Atlantic Street…

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Rat Poison

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Pet Toxins, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Rat Poison

Halloween brings out the spooky ghosts, zombies, and vampires, but one my favorite things, and surly not yours, are rodents such as rats and mice. They may be trying to stay warm and safe in your home, barn or shed – possibly making things into, well, a ‘rats nest’!

If you are a pet owner, this can be a tricky scenario to get rid of, and that is because so many unintended animals get a hold of rodenticides.

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Water Intoxication

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Water Intoxication

Hyponatremia, a life threatening condition consisting of overtly low sodium levels, occurs when more water enters the body than it’s able to process, resulting in a dilution of bodily fluids, which ultimately creates a precarious shift of electrolytes. This often fatal condition is more commonly known as ‘water intoxication’.

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Lola.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Community Involvement, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Lola.

Atlantic Street received a very special visitor the other day. All of us working last Saturday felt very fortunate to see sweet little Lola’s tail wag again – especially since this time she was healthy!

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Wild for Wildlife

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Community Involvement, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Wild for Wildlife

Sick, injured or abandoned wildlife often finds its way to Pet Emergency Center, usually by good Samaritans. This last year alone, I’ve seen coyotes, falcons, several baby deer, owls, opossums, raccoons, a ring-tailed cat, ducks, Canadian geese, squirrels, and a slew of baby songbirds (just to name a few).

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Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Pet Emergencies, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Safe and Happy 4th of July!

With the 4th of July just a few days away, millions of Americans will be out celebrating America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This holiday is notoriously traumatic for your furry family members, so here are a few tips to keep them from declaring independence from your backyard that night.

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Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Community Involvement, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

June is nation Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month and if you are not looking to adopt a cat or already have, you can help spread the word! Together through adoption and spaying and neutering your pets, you can make a difference.

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