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  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 1 week, 1 day ago

    Can pets and other animals contract Ebola?

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 1 month ago

    Hi Doc! Wondering if you have any suggestions for our folks on here during Halloween? Are there any safety concerns or words of wisdom you can share? Thanks!

    • Hi Sean,
      There are several safety concerns for our pets when it comes to Halloween. Most importantly do not allow your pet to ingest any candy/treats that are in the household. Ingestion of certain types of candy can cause significant toxicity issues leading to serious health concerns. Eating these treats can also inflammation of the stomach,…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Since it is Pet Memorial month, What are my options when my pet dies? How does my veterinarian help me with choices about cremation or burial? How do I get through the grief?

    • Hi Toni,
      The loss of a loved pet is never easy. Your veterinarian most likely works with a company that specializes in pet cremations as well as providing remembrance items. Some of these companies also offer memorial services and pet burial options. Your veterinarian can help guide you through these choices to what works best for your family. …[Read more]

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 months ago

    Hi Doc! I was wondering about bee stings. I came to the Vet last week for some bee stings my dog got, digging into a bees nest. He’s a Chihuahua/rat terrier mix. I was wondering when you suggest it is necessary to bring a dog in after bee stings? Thanks!

    • Hi Sean,
      Bees and other insect stings can certainly pose health risks to our pets. First, it is never wrong to have your pet examined by your veterinarian after an insect sting. Bee stings can cause localized swelling, redness, and itching which results in discomfort for your pet. Pets can also have allergic reactions to stings that can result…[Read more]

  • George Soledad posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 months, 1 week ago

    What haircut styles would you recommend for a Yorkie Terrier in the winter (MN winter*)

    • Hi George,
      Ultimately the type of haircut style you choose for your Yorkie Terrier in the winter is a matter of preference; however there are a few things to keep in mind. Yorkie Terriers do not have an undercoat so having longer hair does not keep them warmer. Sweaters and coats would be necessary regardless of haircut style to help them stay…[Read more]

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