Virbac has issued an expanded recall (originated in April 2013) for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables heartworm preventative. Several lots are below the potency levels to protect dogs against heartworms. Continue Reading…..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2013 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses […]
Posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Tips
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants. “Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not end once you’ve stepped outside,” says Dana Farbman, APCC pet poison prevention expert. “Protecting your pet […]
Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Fun
As a veterinarian, one of my dreams is to be able to talk with my patients. I imagine how much easier it would be to reach diagnoses and provide care if they simply told me where it hurt and what had caused their injury. Continue to watch video………
Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in News
Regular cats have five toes on their front feet and four on their back, for a total of 18. But polydactyl [pronounced pol-ee-dak-til] cats boast more toes, usually on their front feet. Continue Reading….
Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Important
After you touch your pet rodents, rabbits, and other small animals wash your hands so you don’t get sick. Continue Reading…….
Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Tips
Whether your new kitten is from a breeder, shelter, neighbor, or simply a stray you’ve brought into your home, one of the first things you need to do is arrange a veterinary checkup. Continue Reading……..
Posted on Jul 21, 2013 in Blog
Larger than hamsters, but smaller than rabbits, guinea pigs can weigh a couple of pounds and generally live for five to seven years. The three most common breeds of guinea pig are the Smooth-Coated, with short, glossy fur; the Abyssinian, whose hair grows in fluffy tufts all over the body, and the Peruvian, with long, […]
Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Tips
Two of the most common routine procedures performed on pets are spaying and neutering. The benefits of spaying of a female dog, called routine ovariohysterectomy, and neutering a male dog, castration, include population control, fewer incidents of certain types of cancers and fewer hormonally-driven behaviors. Because spaying and neutering are such popular procedures, it tends […]
Posted on Jul 17, 2013 in News
A Summer newsletter from Vetstreet. Pet portals are a great way to order medication, request appointments, and view your pets vaccine records. If you have not set up a pet portal please click on the pet portal link on our website and get started today. Continue Reading……
Posted on Jul 13, 2013 in Tips
Companion avians are extra sensitive to what’s going on in the air. Whatever they inhale goes to all parts of their bodies very quickly. This sensitivity, coupled with their small size, makes it especially dangerous for birds to breathe in cooking fumes and eat some of the foods and plants that are commonly found in […]
Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog
In my years as a veterinarian, I’ve given a lot of advice — in print, online, over the airwaves and on national TV and, yes, in person. Do this, not that. Avoid this, choose that. I’ve seen my colleagues do the same, over exam room tables, at conferences and in various forms of media. Continue […]