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Educational Resources: Valuable pet owner information

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 humidity inside the house drops, certain [...]

Create Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

A fully equipped household first aid kit contains almost all of the supplies you may need for your pets. A simple first aid kit for your pets should include these additional items in a waterproof container: Latex (or hypoallergenic material) gloves Gauze sponges ( a variety of sizes) Gauze roll, 2-inch width Elastic cling bandage [...]

Cold Weather Tips

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 need to be closed. Place [...]

Cesarean Section

Scarlet and Gus are Champion Mini Bull Terriers whose owners were looking forward to their first litter with eager anticipation. Scarlet’s health was closely monitored throughout her pregnancy and everything appeared to be fine. However, after several hours of unproductive labor, she was rushed to Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinarian Emergency Hospital for help with the delivery, including [...]

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 to look for are: Signals [...]

Christmas Season Safety

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 Chocolatecontains a smaller amount of the toxins but, with a large enough [...]