The Importance of Indoor Cat Vaccinations and Parasite Prevention

When it comes to keeping pets healthy, vaccines and parasite prevention are critical. Unfortunately, many owners of indoor-only cats are under the impression there’s no need for this type of care since their cat is “never” exposed to anything. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Cats don’t need to go outdoors to come into contact with a surprising number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Indoor cat vaccinations and parasite protection can make all the difference for your feline companion.  

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What to Do in a Pet Poisoning Emergency

March is National Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and here at Mobile Vet M.D., we couldn’t ask for a better time to go over the basics of pet poisoning with our readers. If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a potential toxin (medications, rodenticide, antifreeze, household chemicals, etc.), time is of the essence.

Knowing what to look for, what to do, and having a plan in place ahead of time will help you remain calm under pressure and ensures your pet will get the care they need.

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Cold Weather Standard: When Winter Pet Safety Must Take Precedent

Pet owners are particularly astute when it comes to the many dangers associated with heat and hot weather. Would it surprise you to know that pets face similar risks when it’s cold, wet, and freezing outside? Frostbite, hypothermia, and paw injuries tend to top the list, but other seasonal dangers make it absolutely critical to practice the following tips for winter pet safety.

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

Fourth of July Pet Safety is important to consider if your pet is scared of fireworksFireworks, backyard BBQs, and other 4th of July festivities can be great fun for people, but they  can be scary or even dangerous for our pets. Whether you’re planning your own Fourth of July celebration or going elsewhere, it’s important to take steps before, during, and after the holiday to ensure your pet’s safety.

To keep your summer filled with fun in the sun, the team at Mobile Vet MD wants to offer some tips for Fourth of July pet safety. Continue…

What’s the Deal with Spring Pet Safety?

Spring pet safety is coming up rosesAh, spring. If there is ever a time to cut loose, embrace the moment, and abandon all the rules, it’s this suspended moment on the calendar. We love this idea, but in practice there is never a better time to stay on course. The bugs are waking up (and they are hungry!), and there’s an abundance of potentially dangerous plants in bloom. Speaking of plants, you may not be the only one in the house cursing the effects of allergies!

To be sure, spring pet safety should be on every pet owner’s mind this time of year. By paying close attention to the inherent risks, you and your pet can really begin to have fun this season.

May Flowers

The buds and blooms can be intoxicating during the weeks before summer hits its stride. Certainly, bringing cut flowers into the home poses a hazard to a curious pet, but it’s also the plants they might encounter while outside. Please be aware that the following plants can result in a poisoning or toxic overload to an unwitting pet: Continue…

Every Moment Counts in a Pet Emergency

pet emergencyLife is just better with a pet, right? They brighten any mood, bring joy to otherwise mundane activities, and support us through difficult times. In fact, their contribution to our daily lives is so great, it only seems fair to question whether it’s a two-way street.

Of course, responsible pet owners not only care for daily needs, but offer affection throughout the day. However, to truly show love for the animal in your life, it may be time to address an issue that’s often neglected: how to prepare for and handle a pet emergency.

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Well and Happy: Putting Pet Wellness to Work for You

pet wellnessWant to help your pet live a healthier and happier life? Of course, we all do! One of the best ways to give your pet good health is to focus on preventive care, but what, exactly, is wellness for pets, and why is it so important?

Here, Mobile Vet M.D. shares a few tips on pet wellness and what it means to you.

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