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!
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.read more
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!read more
In April, 2018, Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center joined Ethos Veterinary Health. The team you have come to trust will remain as part of the new, extended Ethos Veterinary Health team. We will continue to provide the same high-quality medicine and outstanding, compassionate service you have come to expect.read more
With Memorial Day weekend approaching, there’s a lot of pet friendly activities but don’t let these potential dangers overshadow the fun to be had!read more
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.read more
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.read more
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a staggering 53% of dogs in the United States are considered to be overweight. Overfeeding, coupled with age and various medical ailments all contribute to this astronomical statistic.read more
Should Your Child be present for Euthanasia of a Pet? Dr. Sarah Whitley shares her thoughts and guidance on this difficult question for what can be an unavoidable topic.read more
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.read more
Take a tour with Miles, as he takes a journey through the Pet Emergency Center and gives us a glimpse as to what a dog sees when visiting our emergency hospital.read more