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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves,…

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Vaccinating Your Pet

To protect your pet from contagious diseases, keep his essential vaccinations up-to-date. This is important even if your pet is kept mostly indoors. Many contagious diseases are airborne and your pet could easily be exposed through an open window. There is also always a risk that your pet could accidentally slip out the door. Boarding kennels, dog parks and grooming…

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Benefits of a Mobile Vet

For some pet owners, bringing a pet to the vet isn’t always convenient or even possible. Some pets—especially cats—dread car rides or being placed in a carrier. Or both. Some pets also get stressed out at the vet when they catch the scent of other animals and other unfamiliar scents of a place that’s not their home. If your pet…

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Mammary Tumors: Kimber’s Story

Meet Kimber. She is an 11-year-old Great Pyrenees dog who was brought to Blue Door Veterinary Services to have some large lumps on her mammary chains examined. Her owner noticed the first lump about a year ago, which slowly got bigger and bigger. The second lump developed a few months ago and seemed to grow quickly after her last heat…

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Why Does My Pet Needs Vaccinations?

Whether you’re a new or experienced pet owner, you may have asked yourself if your pet really needs to be vaccinated. The simple answer is YES. Vaccines protect dogs and cats against a number of potentially-fatal diseases, and in many states, certain pet vaccines—such as rabies—are required by law. Even if your pet is an indoor pet, they can still…

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