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Take Shade: Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Summer is almost upon us and with temperatures reaching 80 to 90 degrees on many New England days, it is important to keep in mind how heat can affect our furry four-legged friends. Heat-related illness can take one of two forms: heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is the first phase of illness, but Read More

Keeping Your Pets Safe at Cookouts

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Summertime is when everyone moves to the outdoors as do the celebrations. Whether it’s Fourth of July celebrations, backyard pool parties or barbeques you have planned with friends and family, pet safety is something that should be top of mind. These events can be an opportunity for your pet to overeat or get into inappropriate Read More

Holiday Safety for your Pet

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

For many, holidays are a time of cheer, however, for your pet it can be a dangerous time. Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe during this joyous time! Plant dangers: holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous to cats and dogs.  Avoid all chocolate for your pets; ingredients in chocolate are toxic to Read More

Risks to your Pet This Fall Season

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

The cool, crisp morning air, the beautiful autumn foliage and a shift from the hot temps of summer days are all signs that fall is around the corner. While both you and your pet may be jumping for joy to finally take a break from the hot and humid weather of summer, the coming season Read More

Summer Water Safety for Your Pet

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Dogs and Water Safety Many breeds of dogs are natural born swimmers, while others, like the pug or bulldog, are not and will need to be watched more closely. Also, puppies are generally not good swimmers and should be kept away from water and older dogs may have health issues not conducive to swimming. Pool Read More