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September 11, 2020
Indoor activities to keep your dog busy
If you live in an area affected by wildfire smoke, it’s a great time to brush up your dog’s training, try enrichment games! Read More


September 4, 2020
Heather Handley, DVM
Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology
Pet Poison Helpline

When it comes to children, it is pretty standard to have "non-toxic" school supplies. That makes sense, but what does "non-toxic" mean? A product will get that label if its use is not expected to cause adverse health events. For example, a child may taste a crayon or eat after using one without there being a risk of serious harm to the child. Read More


September 4, 2020
Training Tips - Walking the Dog
For questions, contact: Keri Jane Lyall KeriJaneK9@gmail.com Read More


September 4, 2020
If you've ever owned a puppy, you've likely been told that you shouldn't take them outside until they've received their full course of puppy vaccinations. Ever wonder why? One of the major diseases we are protecting them against is something called Parvovirus. Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that if untreated, is fatal. Read More


September 4, 2020
Tabatha Regehr, DVM
Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology
Pet Poison Helpline

Life has changed dramatically both on a global scale and in our day to day lives over the past 5 months. Our pet’s lives have changed too. Many dogs are getting more exercise, health concerns previously unnoticed are being identified by pet parents, and our cats, well they just want their house back and you out of it. The increased exercise and focus on medical health is wonderful for our pet’s emotional health, but there is one change our fuzzy family may struggle to understand and that is the face mask. Read More


August 24, 2020
Current information from the CDC.
What you need to know
We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but we know that it originally came from an animal, likely a bat.
At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
More studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.
We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. Read More


May 7, 2020
Ever thought something along the lines of, "My cat's ears are hot — is he sick?" Anthropocentric creatures that we are, humans tend to assume, regardless of context, that our own baseline experience of the world is some kind of universal standard, and that any deviation from it is strange, problematic, or worrisome. Read More


May 6, 2020
Mushrooms are a challenging toxin to deal with: they can be hard to properly identify, their range of toxicity goes from no big deal to deadly, they appear suddenly and dogs can get to them easily. Read More


March 14, 2020
We wanted to reach out to you and let you know of the extra precautions we are taking with increased concerns of COVID 19 in our community.

It is our priority is to continue to be available to provide care for your pets in their time of need while also being diligent and practical with our practice of recommended CDC measures to keep our staff and our clients safe as possible. Read More


March 5, 2020
Can COVID-19 infect pets?

Currently, there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected with or spread COVID-19.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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