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3 days ago

The cable channel CNBC recently asked an impo...

The cable channel CNBC recently asked an important question: Are you prepared for a pet emergency? Many are not. Check out the article to make sure you are well-prepared.

    Most Americans could not afford a pet emergency: Study
    A few days after Lacey Patterson adopted Chloe, a two-month old kitten, from a local shelter near her home in Clearwater, Florida, the kitten started showing signs of a cold. At first, the symptoms were mild: sneezing, a runny nose and watery eyes.
    https://www.cnbc.com

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5 days ago

What did the dogs say to the letter carrier? ...

What did the dogs say to the letter carrier? "Sorry we ate your lunch."

    Dogs steal mail carrier's lunch, then their apology note goes viral
    For decades, students across the country have offered up the classic excuse, "Dog ate my homework." But now, a letter carrier in Smithfield, Virginia is saying, "Dogs ate my lunch." And the story that unfolded has amused thousands of people on social media.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

6 days ago

Pets just have a way of blending into our liv...

Pets just have a way of blending into our lives, don't they?

    TV commentator's cat climbs onto his head during interview
    A Polish TV commentator had a surprise visitor jump into his interview last week - his cat leapt right onto his shoulders, curled itself around his head and stayed there. Historian and political scientist Jerzy Targlaski was discussing Poland's Supreme Court on the Dutch news program Nieuwsuur when his cat hopped into the spotlight.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

Jul 06

Did you know dogs can get cataract surgery ju...

Did you know dogs can get cataract surgery just like humans? This adorable 14-year-old poodle named Suzie could only detect light and shadows because of her cataracts. But now Suzie can see well again, thanks to retinal testing and cataract surgery with artificial lens implantation performed by Dr. Clara Williams, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist at our Waltham, MA hospital. Her owner says Suzie is acting five years younger. And overall, this shows that even older pets can benefit from this type of surgery. Suzie is a bit more sensitive to sunlight now, but as you can see there is a solution to that problem. The hat and glasses help limit the sunlight -- plus she looks so stylish!

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    Did you know dogs can get cataract surgery just like humans? This adorable 14-year-old poodle named Suzie could only detect light and shadows because of her cataracts. But now Suzie can see well...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 03

Does your dog hate things that boom, blast an...

Does your dog hate things that boom, blast and burst? Here's some good advice on keeping your furry friends calm.

    Ever Wonder Why Your Dog Is Scared Of Fireworks?
    There are plenty of things dogs love about the summer - but July 4th fireworks aren't at the top of their lists. Independence Day, while packed with food and fun, can be one of the most dangerous times for pet owners.
    https://www.thedodo.com

Jul 03

Jul 02

Wednesday might be the busiest day of the yea...

Wednesday might be the busiest day of the year in our ERs. What makes July 4 dangerous for pets? Heat, food and things that go BOOM!

    July 4 is busiest day at pet hospitals, so keep your dogs and cats safe
    July 4 is a day for fireworks, for celebrating freedom and - more than any other time - for taking pets to the emergency room. In fact, the number of ER patients at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospitals on July 4 is 55 percent higher than an average day.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

Jun 28

OK, we all know it's hot outside, but do you ...

OK, we all know it's hot outside, but do you realize just how dangerous summer heat can be for your dogs? Take our online quiz to find out. Please share and use the hashtag #keepdogscool.

    Take the BluePearl summer heat quiz
    http://docs.google.com

Jun 27

For the inspiring beauty of animals, it's har...

For the inspiring beauty of animals, it's hard to beat photos provided by National Geographic. And you.

    See 44 Breathtaking Photos of Wild Animals
    You've sent us photos of wildlife from every continent on the planet, and we've chosen some of our favorites.
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com

Jun 26

Did you know BluePearl publishes a free month...

Did you know BluePearl publishes a free monthly e-newsletter with great articles, videos and photos about pets and pet health? Click on this link to read the latest edition. And sign up to start getting it each month!

    June Pet Perspective: Why is July 4 the busiest day in a veterinary ER?
    Editor's Note: here. petperspective@bluepearlvet.com.
    http://myemail.constantcontact.com

Jun 22

St. Petersburg, FL is becoming even happier, ...

St. Petersburg, FL is becoming even happier, healthier and more welcoming place for pets, and BluePearl was happy to be present today for the announcement. Mayor Rick Kriseman said St. Petersburg will participate in Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS initiative, which outlines 12 traits of pet-friendly cities. The city already has many pet-friendly amenities, and it plans to develop a pet-friendly business program among other enhancements. It’s a great partnership with many community organizations, including BluePearl, the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association, SPCA Tampa Bay, PetPal Animal Shelter, Friends of Strays, Pinellas County Animal Services and more. Should your hometown join the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program? Learn more at bettercitiesforpets.com

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    St. Petersburg, FL is becoming even happier, healthier and more welcoming place for pets, and BluePearl was happy to be present today for the announcement. Mayor Rick Kriseman said St. Petersburg...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 21

All we can say is, it must have seemed like a...

All we can say is, it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Yes, this feral cat managed to get his head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar. The kind people at Tabby's Place cat sanctuary rescued him and brought him to our sister hospital, the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, PA. Our vets sedated the cat and snipped off the plastic jar. Nice work everyone!

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    All we can say is, it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Yes, this feral cat managed to get his head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar. The kind people at Tabby's Place cat sanctuary rescued...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 21

Jun 20

In the heat of summer, do everything you can ...

In the heat of summer, do everything you can to #keepdogscool. Our veterinarians see many dogs suffering from heat stroke, which can be fatal. So please share this news report from Louisville.

    Tips to keep your pets safe this summer
    Many pet owners do not realize that dogs suffer much more from heat than humans, so be sure to check out these tips to keep your furry friends safe during this summer's blazing heat.
    http://www.wave3.com

Jun 18

Great discussion on raising a proper puppy!

Great discussion on raising a proper puppy!

    Pet Peeves: Eight tips for socializing your dog or puppy
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich - Dogs are our family members, best friends and furry companions - so it's normal to want to take them with us on various adventures including walks, festival visits, vacations, parties and more.
    https://www.wzzm13.com

Jun 15

You heard about Minnesota's skyscraper-climbi...

You heard about Minnesota's skyscraper-climbing raccoon this week, but did you know about the artwork this daredevil stunt inspired? Check it out.

    St. Paul's skyscraper raccoon spawns fan art -- and merchandise
    Updated: June 15, 6:19 a.m. | Posted: June 13, 2 p.m. The saga of the #mprraccoon was the summer blockbuster drama we didn't know we needed. And now the hashtag will soon become a tote bag. The daredevil brought worldwide productivity to a halt Tuesday as it scaled the UBS Plaza skyscraper in downtown St.
    https://www.mprnews.org

Jun 15

She made a wish, and her wish was to have a d...

She made a wish, and her wish was to have a dog. But then her dog got very sick. What happens when the wish of your life has to go to the hospital? https://bluepearlvet.com/media-releases/girl-reunited-with-make-a-wish-dog-thanks-to-expert-veterinary-care/

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    She made a wish, and her wish was to have a dog. But then her dog got very sick. What happens when the wish of your life has to go to the hospital?...
    https://www.facebook.com

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Jun 11

Everybody loves a good cat photo, but what if...

Everybody loves a good cat photo, but what if your pictures always turn out too blurry or too dark? Watch this photographer and his cat Wolfie for some tips on taking better images of your cat.

    CAT PHOTOGRAPHY 101
    Today we're looking at 5 easy steps you can make to take better pictures of your cat with any level of camera. Let's get into it!
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jun 09

Jun 08

Pet insurance is the right choice for many pe...

Pet insurance is the right choice for many pet owners, but not everyone. BluePearl's Dr. Cathy Meeks offers these pointers in her latest column.

    Pet 411: Why Veterinarians Want You to Consider Pet Insurance
    When bringing home a new pet, most people have a variety of things they need to acquire, from a new, soft bed to plenty of nutritious food. I'd like to take a moment to urge you to add one more item to that list: pet insurance.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

Jun 06

Congratulations on your sons and daughters wh...

Congratulations on your sons and daughters who go off to college this fall. Is the family dog going with them?

    Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms.
    Most dorm residents at Southeast Missouri State University will show up this fall with bedding, a laptop, a backpack and other typical accessories. A few dozen others will tote something furrier - and breathing: their pets.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com

Jun 05

Our veterinarians spend years learning the sc...

Our veterinarians spend years learning the science of veterinary medicine. But is there more to learn outside the bounds of science? Grab a tissue, take a deep breath, and read this poignant, thought-provoking article by our Dr. Karena Joung.

    The extra shift that transformed my outlook on veterinary medicine
    The alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m. and I hit the snooze button for the third time with a sleepy, uncoordinated fist. Why did I agree to work this extra shift? I stumbled out of bed and then headed to work, black coffee in my veins fighting a losing battle against exhaustion.
    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com

May 30

Most dogs make us want to say "awwwww." But t...

Most dogs make us want to say "awwwww." But these dogs who received the Medal of Courage make us want to stand up and salute. Thanks to the heroes, those with two legs and those with four.

    These four military dogs just received the nation's highest honor
    Four veterans were honored with Medal of Courage awards on Capitol Hill on May 22. They didn't give any speeches, but not just because they were humble - the four vets are retired military working dogs. The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage is the highest honor for military dogs that displayed extraordinary valor and service to their country.
    https://www.militarytimes.com

May 29

This is a story about two dogs whose lives we...

This is a story about two dogs whose lives were saved with a process you may not realize is used in veterinary medicine -- dialysis. We're glad Armani and Bella came to BluePearl hospitals after coming down with a potentially deadly disease called leptospirosis. Thanks to expert treatment and some very dedicated owners, we're happy to report that these two pets are wagging their tails again!

    Dialysis and expert care saved these dogs from deadly disease
    Leonard Clementi had never heard of the deadly bacterial disease called leptospirosis until it infected his 5-year-old Yorkipoo, Armani, "like a sneak attack." John and Tracey Bradbury had never heard of leptospirosis either. When their 8-year-old Labrador retriever Bella was infected, a veterinarian said they might need to euthanize their beloved dog.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

May 25

How did a dog named Jake wind up 1,000 miles ...

How did a dog named Jake wind up 1,000 miles away from home? We may never know. Who are the heroes that returned Jake to his family in Arizona? Several extremely generous people and one microchip.

    Volunteers drive lost dog thousands of miles to return to owner
    20 volunteers and four days of driving, but more than a year after he was lost, Jake the coonhound made a 2,000 mile journey back to his family.
    https://www.youtube.com/

May 24

Did you know BluePearl hospitals stayed open ...

Did you know BluePearl hospitals stayed open 24/7 during both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma? Our Florida medical director explains in this article some of the things we learned about your pets while weathering the storm.

    Hurricane 2018: What a veterinarian learned from Irma
    They say you learn a lot about yourself during a crisis. But during Hurricane Irma last year, we also learned a lot about your pets. HURRICANE GUIDE: Emergency information, tracking map and storm resources Literally hundreds of dogs and cats came in to BluePearl Veterinary Partners' 24-hour animal hospitals in the Tampa Bay area during last year's hurricane and its aftermath.
    http://www.tampabay.com

May 23

When her cat Rosita accidentally ingested med...

When her cat Rosita accidentally ingested medicine meant for her dog, BluePearl veterinary technician Amanda Fernandez did what 2,999,999 people had done before her: She called the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “Thankfully, prompt medical attention and the guidance of APCC’s knowledgeable staff allowed Rosi to make a full recovery with ‘nary a hitch in her giddy-up,’ Amanda says.” Amanda and Rosi learned that they were APCC’s 3 millionth case when their call was answered, and they want to say, “thank you to the entire staff at APCC for doing what you do—all day, all night; every day, every night, without fail.” If you need to reach the Animal Poison Control Center, call (888) 426-4435. And by the way, most BluePearl hospitals also are open around the clock. Our veterinarians are experts on many toxic substances that pets get into, but we sometimes call the poison control hotline also. It's a great resource.

    The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Celebrates 3 Millionth Case
    The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center recently hit a milestone when they assisted their 3 million caller, a pet parent whose Sphinx cat had ingested a high amount of toxic medication. Read more about this case, and how APCC helped save this cat's life.
    https://www.aspca.org

May 22

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