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Halloween Safety Tips from VMC

Halloween – the spooky, silly, fun holiday that some of us look forward to all year. All the preparations and anticipation can cause us to overlook some very real dangers for our pets, however. Here are some great tips that will allow your pet to enjoy Halloween just as much as you do. Candy, Candy,…

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Is Your Pet’s Condition an Emergency?

  Typically, if you’re asking yourself this question, the answer is “yes”. We understand that it can be terrifying to worry about your pet. Just like a child, a pet can’t tell you what’s wrong – you’re not being silly to be concerned, and we understand what it’s like to worry about your pet. Don’t…

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Handling a Pet Toxin or Poisoning Emergency

My pet just got into something he shouldn’t have. What should I do? This could be the shortest blog post ever. The answer: Call your veterinarian or the nearest emergency veterinary hospital. If #1 is not possible, call Poison Control. ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888) 426-4435 Perhaps you’ve been through a similar situation in the…

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Christmas Pet Safety Tips

No one wants to end up in our emergency room over the holidays! Consider these risks to reduce the likelihood that we will need to see you! Holiday Ornaments: Consider any new decoration you put out! This is especially important with young dogs and cats who are typically more boisterous and curious, and also with…

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Dorothy’s Story

Meet Dorothy, aka Dot Dot Tater Tot. Dorothy adopted one of our very own VMC staff members this past year. Here is her story as we know it… Animal control officers picked up Dorothy in June 2015 when they noticed what they believed to be her lifeless body on the side of the street. Reaching…

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Chronic Ear Infections and Total Ear Canal Ablation

Chronic ear infections are a common and frustrating disease for owners and veterinarians. For the pet, however, the condition is much more than frustrating. Pets suffering from chronic ear infections and inflammation are often in severe pain, and both cats and dogs can be affected. Chronic ear infections would be defined as multiple infections per…

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Albuterol toxicity in Pets: Where’s your inhaler?

Millions of people in the United States suffer from asthma. Many of these people have inhalers to use during an attack. These inhalers are composed of a small pressurized canister that contains a solution of asthma medicine fitted into a plastic casing that releases a precise dose of the medicine in an aerosol form. The…

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