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Where Did That Toy Go?

By Tony Johnson

As an emergency vet, one of the most common medical problems that we see in the clinic is the case of a dog or cat who's chewed up a toy or eaten something they shouldn't and is now vomiting. Here's how to keep your dog or cat safe from eating something they shouldn't and save a trip to the emergency vet.

outside cats

Health Problems in Outdoor Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Many cats love to be outside. There's a lot to do and so many fun places to explore. But the life of an outdoor cat can be risky. There are dangers found outside that do not exist in the protected home environment. Learn about the dangers of having an outdoor cat and what you can do about them.

dog in hot car

Should You Break a Dog out of a Hot Car?

By Audrey Pavia

It's happened to many of us: You're out on a hot summer's day and you see a dog alone, locked in a car. The dog might be barking in distress, panting heavily, or worse yet, unresponsive. What do you do? 10 years ago, your options would have been pretty limited. You could try to find the owner, but other than that, you had little legal recourse. These days, in many states, you have the law on your side. Learn about saving dogs locked in cars and you may save a life this summer.

dog friendly travel

How to Travel with Your Pets

By Audrey Pavia

Summer is the most popular time for traveling, whether it's to visit family, go camping on the beach or spend a weekend in the city. Whatever your destination, there's a good chance you can take your pet with you. In order to make sure both you and your pet have a good time on your trip, preparation is key.

lost pets

What to Do If You Find a Lost Pet

By Four Paws Handbook

So you’ve rescued a lost cat or dog. Congratulations for helping an animal in distress! Someone out there is frantically searching for a beloved pet. Follow these steps to give them both a happy ending.

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How Microchips & I.D. Tags Save Lives

By Tony Johnson

Have you ever had a pet go missing? Each year, millions of pets get lost or separated from their owners and homes. Some manage to get back home, while for others, their fate remains a mystery to their loving families. I'd like to share a few tips and pointers about microchips that may help reunite you with a lost pet. I'll also provide some tips for steps to take if your pet does become lost.

dog summer activities

Is Your Dog Summer Ready?

By Stacy Hackett

Summer is coming! Longer days and warmer weather will tempt you and your dog outdoors to enjoy long walks, games of fetch, and lazy picnics on the beach. Before you head outside for summer fun, however, make sure you and your pet are summer ready. We've put together a list of common warm weather mishaps, along with tips to avoid them. Check off the list below, grab your sunscreen and your dog's favorite ball, and get ready for summer fun!