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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 [...]

Winter Tips for Indoor Pets

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, [...]

Create Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

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 [...]

Cold Weather Tips

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 [...]

Halloween Tips

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 [...]

Christmas Season Safety

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 [...]

Healthy Eating

Antifreeze Poisoning

Antifreeze ingestion can kill pets. With winter weather just around the corner, winterizing a car with new antifreeze will protect a car from a frozen radiator. Properly disposing of used antifreeze is environmentally responsible and will also prevent a potentially fatal poisoning to your pet. Antifreeze – ethylene glycol – in and of itself is [...]

Antifreeze Poisoning

Heatstroke

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 [...]

Heatstroke

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 [...]

Hot Weather Tips

Dietary Indiscretion & Toxins

The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and be thankful for the things we treasure in life. Unfortunately, many of our holiday traditions can create unique dangers for our pets. During the holiday season, we see a marked increase in the number of patients who are suffering from some form [...]

Dietary Indiscretion & Toxins