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Why Should My Pet Receive IV Fluids During Surgery?

Why Should My Pet Receive IV Fluids During Surgery? The administration of IV (intravenous) fluids is an important complement to surgical procedures and anesthesia. IV fluids require the placement of a catheter into a vein, by which special sterile fluids containing electrolytes can be infused directly into the animal’s bloodstream. There are many advantages to providing IV fluids to pets who are undergoing procedures requiring…

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets Our dogs, cats, and many other pets enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as much as we do, especially during the warmer days of spring and summer. But even the healthiest pet can suffer from dehydration, sunburn, heat stress, and heatstroke if they spend too much time in the sun or overexert themselves during playtime or…

No Lilies for Kitties

No Lilies for Kitties

No Lilies for Kitties Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner, followed shortly thereafter by Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, these joyful holidays are two of the most dangerous days for cats. Why? The answer is simple: lily poisoning. Exposure to common lilies such as Easter lilies, tiger lilies and stargazer lilies results in thousands of feline poisonings and deaths every year, and yet…