Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day was founded in 2001 by North Carolina wildlife rehabilitator Christy McKeown. Every year it is held on January 21. Squirrels get a lot of attention from humans, but not always much appreciation.

Wild about wildlife!

Wild about wildlife!

Could this baby opossum that was dropped off at our hospital be any cuter? No, we thought not. We love it when we get to look after wildlife at our hospital – with opossums being a fan favorite for sure!

Head Trauma in Pets.

Head Trauma in Pets.

Pets of all shapes and sizes can succumb to a head trauma injury and is most commonly caused by an accidental fall, dog fight or being hit by a car. Most warrant immediate medical attention and signs of head trauma include disorientation, bleeding from ears, nose or mouth and seizures.

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.