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Just like their human counterparts, when pets are afflicted with even seemingly minor ailments such as an ear infection, stomach ache or cough, it can prompt a visit to the doctor. While the majority of these conditions are rarely life threatening, they can become chronic and expensive to treat. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.  recently sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the top 10 dog and cat medical conditions... Suggests the Top 5 Safety Tips for Common Summer Dangers

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, the season meant for fun, sun, and spending time outdoors with your pet. While humans are aware of the precautions they need to take prior to playing outside in the Summer, just as many summertime dangers lurk outside for your pet.

1.       Apply Sunscreen: Like the...

The following is a list of the 17 most common poisonous plants.


Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result.


Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination...

Ten Common Situations which Require Emergency Care

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. Seizuring
  3. Bleeding
  4. Hit by car
  5. Painful eye
  6. Temperature above 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit
  7. Ingestion of any possibly toxic substance
  8. Severe lameness in any limb
  9. Inability to pass urine
  10. Repeated vomiting or diarrhea

Ten Steps to Assist your Veterinarian in an Emergency

  1. Keep a file with your pet’s records and bring it with you.
  2. Be a good observer; know when your pet last ate, drank, urinated o...
If you have any tips that have made your pet more comfortable while traveling, let us know.  Just add your idea in the comment section.   We'd all appreciate it!

Bring along adequate water and your pet's preferred food


Keep your pet on a leash when outside a vehicle- It is too easy to become separated in a strange place.  Most RV parks will require you to have your dog on a six foot leash at all times until they are in the do...