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Common Pet Emergencies in Greensboro, NC

Welcome to our article on common pet emergencies in Greensboro, NC. As pet owners, it’s important to be aware of the potential health risks and emergencies that can arise for our furry friends. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common emergencies pet owners in Greensboro may encounter and what to do…

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Seasonal Pet Allergies

As the weather heats up, many families are spending more time outdoors. You may have noticed your pet scratching, rubbing its head against things or licking/ biting at their paws. Allergy symptoms among dogs and cats can be seasonal in nature and we typically see uptick in skin and ear infections in the Spring. Why…

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Toxic Plants & Garden Dangers

Having plants can be beneficial for humans; they look nice, purify our air, reduce stress, and help us breathe easier, but for our canine and feline friends, some plants can be deadly.The most important thing to remember if your pet has ingested a known plant toxin is that time matters. Whether or not vomiting should…

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Top 5 Easter Pet Safety Hazards

Chocolate This Easter favorite contains a chemical called theobromine that is highly toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate, the greater the concentration of theobromine. Ingesting even small amounts can lead to nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, increased heart rate, seizures, heart failure, and death. Immediate veterinary care is recommended for any dog that consumes chocolate. While…

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Valentine’s Day Pet Hazards

Sweets for your sweet, flowers for your love, that special gift wrapping, and romantic candles to set the mood could spell disaster for your pet. Each year, on Valentine’s Day, emergency veterinarians provide care to cats and dogs who have eaten the flowers or candy that were gifts for their owners. Below are tips for…

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Top Five Preventable Veterinary ER Visits

#1: Vomiting & Diarrhea On average, vomiting and diarrhea cases account for about 25% of ER visits across the nation. While some causes for GI upset such as kidney disease, are not preventable, many of them are. The top underlying cause for vomiting and diarrhea symptoms in ER patients is foreign body ingestion- when a…

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10 Essential Oils That Are Dangerous To Your Cat

Essential oils have become very popular in the last few years and the benefits for humans help keep that popularity. With many different tinctures for anxiety, relaxation, energy, and more there’s no wonder why so many people like to add them as a supplement to their daily life. However, these oils that can provide positive…

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COVID-19 Protocols

As of Friday March 20th, 2020 our hospital will be doing curbside patient admission and discharge only. We want to protect you and our team the best that we possibly can during this time. What happens if you need to come in: Call ahead to let us know what’s going on and that you’re bringing…

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5 Tips For Keeping Indoor Cats Happy (ft. Princess Halo)

There are many reasons why indoor cats live longer and are generally healthier. But a lot of well-meaning pet parents are worried about keeping their cat from enjoying time outside to explore or even hunt. We’ve got five happy cat secrets that we’d love to share with you featuring our very own indoor kitty, Princess…

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Pet Diet and GI Issues: What You Need To Know

Dallas is a healthy, young labrador who enjoys his life with his human parents and one other dog. Seeing that Dallas had some tartar buildup on his teeth, his mom went to the pet store and bought a bag of Blue Buffalo dental treats to help with the issue. She brought them home and gave…

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