Pet Education

January 30, 2018

ADMINISTERING SUBCUTANEOUS FLUIDS TO YOUR CAT

The procedure of injecting a sterile fluid solution directly under the skin is referred to as subcutaneous fluid administration. The advantages of the subcutaneous fluid route include a lower cost (compared with the intravenous route) and ease of administration. Your veterinary health team will work with you to make sure you […]
January 30, 2018

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CAT

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CAT   Before you leave your veterinarian’s office with a new medication, be sure to address any concerns or questions with your veterinary team. It is very important to follow all label directions carefully. Do not risk being bitten, scratched, or otherwise injured while trying to […]
January 30, 2018

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease occurs when the body cannot produce adequate amounts of certain hormones, including a hormone called cortisol. Addison’s disease tends to affect young to middle-aged dogs, and females are more commonly affected than males. It is rare in cats. Diagnosis can be complicated, but most dogs respond well to appropriate […]
January 30, 2018

Acetaminophen Toxicity

Acetaminophen can be toxic to dogs and cats, but cats are 7 to 10 times more susceptible to acetaminophen toxicity than dogs are. Once swallowed, acetaminophen reaches the blood stream within 30 minutes; toxic effects are rapid and damage the liver and red blood cells. Never give a medication intended […]
January 30, 2018

10 HOUSEHOLD PLANTS THAT ARE DANGEROUS TO DOGS AND CATS

Over 700 indoor/outdoor plants contain toxic substances that may harm dogs and cats. If these plants are ingested, signs of poisoning can be mild to severe, sometimes even causing death. Most houseplants have multiple names, so it is important to confirm that the houseplants you currently own or may purchase […]
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