Features May 2018 Issue

12 Tips to Avoiding Trips to the Emergency Vet

This dog has a donut-shaped marrow bone stuck around his lower jaw. Hes in a veterinary emergency room, awaiting treatment. A veterinarian will soon sedate him and saw the bone off.

12 Tips to Avoiding Trips to the Emergency Vet

How to avoid the most common reasons dogs end up in the emergency veterinary hospital.

Every year, thousands of dogs are treated in emergency veterinary hospitals across the country. I know; I spent nearly a decade as an emergency-room veterinarian. I always found it interesting that many of the most common injuries and illnesses I saw in emergency practice were also some of the easiest to prevent! Many of these problems can be avoided with a little common sense and preventative medicine.

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