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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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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Canine Parvo Virus

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Pet Emergencies, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Canine Parvo Virus

In dogs, a notably grave disease is the Canine Parvo Virus. This highly resistant virus is spread by animals, people or objects that come into contact with infected dog feces.

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24 Hours to Give Where Your Heart Is!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

24 Hours to Give Where Your Heart Is!

The Big Day of Giving will take place on May 5, 2015. The Sacramento and Placer regions will join forces again in this 24 hour giving challenge. Last year, with the help of generous donors, the Chester Foundation raised over $10,000 and plan to make this year even better!

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Easter Lily Toxicity

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

Easter Lily Toxicity

While there’s no denying that flowers of all sorts brighten up any room that they’re in, if you own pets, certain varieties of flowers can cast some pretty dark shadows on their health.

With Easter this weekend, many houses are filled with the fragrant and iconic Easter Lily.

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Home Brew Increases Hops Toxicity in Dogs

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Pet Emergencies, Pet Toxins, Twilight's Blog | 0 comments

Home Brew Increases Hops Toxicity in Dogs

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, as well as the increased trend in home brewing, you may find that if your pets consume any of the libations that that festive holiday is renowned for, they could potentially need more than just the “luck of the Irish.”

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