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Sep 01

Preparing Your Furry Co-Worker for Your Return to Work

No one has been happier about you working from home over the past several months than your furry companion. Your pet has undoubtedly been glued to your side—napping at your feet while you type away, hovering nearby during lunch breaks, and enjoying more frequent trips to the backyard. But, their idyllic world may come crashing […]


Aug 25

Hot Dogs and Cool Cats: Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses from Ruining Your Fun

Summer is quickly fading into fall, and you want to squeeze every last bit of fun from the remaining beautiful days. As you include your pet in your outdoor plans, don’t forget that temperatures can become sweltering during the fall months as well. As you pack cold water and sunscreen for your gang before heading […]


Aug 03

Honey’s Story: A Case Study from the AERA Surgery Department

Honey, a 9-year-old intact female Golden Retriever presented to the emergency service at AERA for an abdominal mass diagnosed by her primary veterinarian. A workup has been prompted by a sudden reduction in Honey’s appetite. Chest radiographs were normal and Honey was moderately anemic. Abdominal ultrasound suggested a complex mass not clearly associated with any […]


Jul 28

Bandit’s Story: A Case Study from the AERA Surgery Team

After two weeks of inappetence and lethargy, Bandit’s parents decided it was time to bring the 14 year-old cocker spaniel to the hospital, as, even for an old guy, Bandit was just not himself. A thorough work-up by our Emergency Service revealed that Bandit had a suspected gallbladder mucocele. Additionally, Bandit had advanced heart disease. […]


Jun 05

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

When you add a wriggling little fluff ball to your family, you’re probably not thinking much beyond puppy kisses or kitten snuggles. But, if you invest time and dedication into your pet’s training and health, they will repay you with a lifetime of benefits. While you are enjoying your four-legged friend’s companionship and goofy antics, […]


Apr 30

5 Ways to Get Active With Your Dog This Spring

Spring is finally here, and if you are like us, you can’t wait to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with your pet. Being active with your pet is a great way to stay healthy, strengthen your bond, and enjoy the many benefits of physical activity. Exercise releases endorphins, reduces disease risk, improves brain health, […]


Apr 17

Pet Loss and Bereavement: The Decision-Making and Healing Process

  A pet is not just a friend and companion, but also a family member. That is why when we lose a pet, it makes it very difficult to say goodbye. We oftentimes don’t predict the difficult medical decisions or life adjustments that need to be made without our best friend by our side. Our […]


Feb 28

Pets and Human Food: A Potentially Dangerous Combination

  Our emergency department treats pets with a variety of medical conditions, but one problem brings pets through our doors over and over again—eating foods that get them into trouble. Dogs, in particular, cannot seem to resist eating things they find interesting or too tasty to pass up. In some situations, owners unknowingly feed their […]


Jan 14

The Importance of Feeding Your Pet a Healthy Diet

People evaluate their diet and exercise habits, and resolve to make healthy changes, every New Year. Responsible pet owners also make good choices to keep their furry friends healthy. Include your pet in your resolutions to ensure she enjoys a long life by your side, starting by assessing your pet’s diet, since more than 50% […]


Dec 18

6 Tips for A Pet-Safe Holiday

  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing, and we bet you are as busy as we are. AERA’s emergency department stays busy during the holidays with pets who get into dangerous foods, decorations, and other holiday mischief. Our emergency service is available 24/7 over the holidays, but we would […]


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