Pop Goes the World: When Your Pet Suffers from Noise Anxiety

AIMSS_iStock_000012800041_LargeFrom festive fireworks and thunder claps, to lawnmowers and late-night backyard parties, the sounds of summer can be stressful for our pets.

This time of year it seems like everywhere we go there is some kind of event, festivity, or gathering, many of which are more than a little rambunctious. And while we may enjoy the excitement associated with the season, the good times may prove to be more than a little stressful to our pets. Continue…

Seeing a Veterinary Specialist: What You Need to Know

Shar Pei dog getting bandage after injury on his leg by a veterOn the human side of medicine, it is pretty standard to see doctors who are specialists in one area of medicine. You may have a general practitioner, a dentist, an ophthalmologist, and a dermatologist. You would also never expect your family doctor to do an emergency gall bladder surgery, nor would you expect the surgeon performing that procedure to also administer anesthesia.

In the past, general practice veterinarians had to cover many roles in pet health care including seeing small animals, farm animals and exotics. Today, veterinarians do function as a general practitioner, a dentist, an ophthalmologist, a dermatologist, a surgeon, an anesthesiologist, and more. And they often do all of these things in one day! Continue…

Fun in the Sun: Summer Pet Safety

AIMSS_Summer_iStock_000050157538_LargeAs much as we love to see our pet patients, we certainly don’t want to see them in our emergency room this summer. Follow our summer pet safety tips to help your furry friend steer clear of the ER this season.

Summer Pet Safety in the Heat

As the temperatures rise, so does the risk of your pet suffering from heat exhaustion. Pet owners should be aware of the risk summer heat poses to their pet. To avoid an emergency, you should: Continue…

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