Good things to know as a pet’s person


Things to know when you have a pet

Pets are usually curious and lively; they don’t know the difference between something healthy and something toxic. That’s why it’s important for you, their companion, to be aware of these things. The following articles will provide you with information critical to keeping your pet safe and healthy.

Create your own Pet First Aid Kit

In this video we will show you how to create your own pet first aid kit to have in case of an emergency with your pet. Click the link below for a full list of items recommended by us and the American Red Cross. American Red Cross- Pet First Aid Kit Details  


Winter Pet Safety

by Bill Gibson DVM Cold winter weather is part of life in the mountains and there are seasonal safety concerns regarding animals during the upcoming months. If possible, keep dogs and cats indoors during the coldest months. If they must stay outdoors, make sure their housing is warm, dry, and protected from the wind. Provide […]


Healthy Eating

Hi! My name is Jack and I am one of the owners of WCRAH.  I am a 4 year old domestic shorthair tabby cat.  I let the doctors think they are in charge but we all know better.  I have the entire staff eating out of my paw.  All I have to do is jump […]


Cold Weather Tips for Dogs and Cats

Cold weather is here. Snow and freezing rain are on the way. As we prepare for winter, take time to ensure outdoor pets are protected as well. For outdoor dogs and cats, provide shelter from the weather. Dog houses need to be out of the wind and any cracks in the walls of the house […]


Christmas Season Tips

Dietary Indiscretions: The holiday season brings lots of good food, sweet treats and presents for all. However, these same goodies can be hazardous to your pets! Dogs love chocolate and other toxic foods such as grapes and raisins. Dark Baker’s Chocolate is the most toxic. It contains the toxins Caffeine and Theobromine. Milk Chocolate contains a […]


Winter Tips for Indoor Pets

  Indoor dogs and cats are certainly sheltered and warm during the cold months of the year. However, a cozy warm environment is no guarantee that medical problems will not occur. When a house is heated, the relative humidity indoors typically drops. This is especially true with gas heating and/or wood burning stoves. As the […]


Halloween Tips

Halloween brings some dangers for pets that can be avoided if planned for ahead. Pets and candy, the worst most toxic of the candy is dark chocolate, but keep all candy away from your pets, as it can make them sick. As a veterinary emergency hospital, we see many cases of chocolate toxicity. The symptoms […]



Your dog or cat is naturally warmer than you since their normal temperature is approximately 101 to 102 degrees. They also lack some of your ability to cool yourself when overheated. Dogs dissipate heat from their body through their lungs and respiratory tract. That is why they pant when they are hot. This poor cooling […]


Hot Weather Tips

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our pets, but it is good to remember hot weather health tips to keep you and your pets healthy. We’re not the only ones who like summer! Fleas and tick activity is high during the summer. Be sure to protect your pet with a […]


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