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Spring is here, and many pets love playing outside and exploring the garden. While your pet may enjoy the time outdoors, it's important to be mindful that some common plants can be highly toxic to pets. BluePearl veterinarians explain how to keep your garden safe and avoid plant toxicity emergencies in this ABC Action News article:
Finn the rescue pup developed signs of a serious, chronic illness shortly before his second birthday. BluePearl's Dr. Jean Ferreri, who is board-certified in veterinary internal medicine, diagnosed him with primary portal vein hypoplasia, an incurable disease that affects blood in the liver. Finn's loving owner Christina Fried established Finn's Fund to assist other families whose dogs are facing a vascular liver abnormality. Read more about this special pup and Finn's fund:
While we tend to suffer from allergies respiratorily, dogs pick up allergens through their skin. Left untreated, a small allergy problem can become more serious long-term problem. Dr. Chris Cook, our veterinary dermatology specialist in Michigan, talked about allergies with @USAToday for their annual Pet Guide. That handsome bulldog is Henri, a dermatology patient of Dr. Noel Radwanski in Tampa.
Have you ever played hide and seek with your pet (or the other way around)? Give it a try, and let us know how it goes!
Do you know how to clean your dog's ears at home? It's easier than you may think. Just follow these instructions from Dr. Jill Abraham, a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. Cleaning your dog's ears is an important part of a regular grooming routine and it prevents painful infections.
Happy Easter! We hope everyone has a safe day with their pets. What are you doing to celebrate the holiday weekend?
Easter lillies are commonly found in homes and gardens this time of year. However, many people are unaware that these gorgeous flowers are highly toxic and somtimes fatal for cats. BluePearl vets warn cat owners about the dangers of Easter lillies:
The Peeps and jelly beans you find in your Easter basket are generally not toxic to dogs, but they can lead to gastrointestinal upsets, Dr. John Gicking, our criticalist in Tampa, told the Dodo. It's the solid chocolate bunny you have to be wary of. Here's how to keep your pup safe this Easter:
It's National Puppy Day! Share your favorite puppy picture in the comments.
Grab your phone, and show us the most recent photo you took of your pet!
Dr. Robert Newman of the emergency service in Grand Rapids, along with his co-star Jameson, gave his tips on what you can do at home if your pet gets cut.
Who wouldn't love a combination of wine and pictures of dogs? Aliki Salmas' new book, Vineyard Dogs of the Okanagan, features pictures of dogs hanging out in vineyards. These happy farm pups are loving the vineyard life, but of course, they are not allowed to drink the wine.
When a dog growls, lunges or bites, you will sometimes hear people say, “that dog is just mean.” The reality is more complex. Dr. Jill Sackman, BluePearl’s head of behavioral medicine, talks about the types, signs and treatment of aggression in dogs.
We're so excited about our new EmERge program, which provides intensive training for aspiring emergency clinicians. Designed by Rita Hanel, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVECC, BluePearl’s Vice President of Clinical Operations and Recruiting, the program combines lectures, interactive seminars, labs, mentoring and hands-on practical experience. Read more about the EmERge program in this article by Veterinary Practice News:
Is your dog an escape artist? Do you have a story about a daring (or not so daring) escape? Tell us below!
Today is "If Pets Had Thumbs Day." If your pet had thumbs, what's the first thing he or she would do?
Aggressive behavior in cats can be concerning, but when approached with the proper care and understanding, it can be managed and reduced. Dr. Jill Sackman, BluePearl’s head of behavioral medicine, talks about the signs, causes and treatment of cat aggression. Read more:
These pups are experts at asking for your focus. How does your pet beg for your attention?
Rex the 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a “hero dog” for taking at least three gunshots while protecting his teenage owner from burglars. He is in stable condition at our BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Renton. In the intensive care unit, Rex is receiving pain medication, antibiotics, wound care and round-the-clock monitoring.
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