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Posts in Category: Pet Emergencies & First Aid

Calling Dr. Google: The Dangers of Online Veterinary Advice

A dog sits on a woman's lap as she looks on her phone.

When something seems “off” with your pet, it can be tempting to jump online and Google their symptoms rather than making an appointment with your veterinarian. The internet can be a wonderful source of information, but it can also be dangerous if the websites you find are outdated or inaccurate.

Dr. Google has its place in your pet care arsenal, but only if you understand how to find credible online veterinary advice. The team at Town & Country Animal Hospital is here to help!

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Prevent a Pet Poisoning: Limit Pesticides and Rodenticides

Rodents are never far from our houses, garbage bins, and picnic tables. They multiply, cause damage or destruction, and even have the potential to spread disease.

While a quick, easy application of rodenticide may help control their numbers, rodents can live between 12 hours and 2 days before the poison eventually kills them. In that time, they may be hunted and consumed by cats and dogs.

Pet poisoning cases that result from secondary exposure to rodenticides remain a serious threat to overall health and safety. Town & Country Animal Hospital wants to reduce the risks and help protect all pets from harm.

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Pet 911: How to Recognize and Respond to a Pet Emergency

pet emergencyIt’s a familiar story for anyone with a pet…something seems off, but what? Is it normal for a dog to vomit more than once? Could it be an upset stomach? Or maybe you’re out in the backyard when your cat shows up a little wobbly with signs she got into a brawl with another animal. She doesn’t seem to be in terrible distress, but should you just wait and see? Google provides you with an array of sometimes terrifying, sometimes normalizing articles, but what do you believe?

The life of any pet owner includes the potential for at least one pet emergency. To help take some of the fear and guesswork out of the situation, our team offers some tips and insights into what constitutes a pet emergency.

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