Posted Under: Medication and Treatments

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Posted August 30, 2014 @ 5:54pm

This time of year, we often seen dogs at the ER for noise-related anxiety during thunderstorms and/or fireworks. Although we at AERC are happy to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, some preparation on your part can avoid a trip to see us,...


Top 5 Reasons for Emergency Visits

Posted August 3, 2014 @ 2:04pm

I am often asked what are the most common reasons for visits to our clinic. While the time of the year has some influence, the top all-around five are:Vomiting – The list of possible causes for vomiting is extremely long. It includes...


Snake Bites, Bee and Wasp Stings! Oh No!

Posted August 3, 2014 @ 1:07pm

While snake bites can be a serious problem in other areas of the United States, fortunately for us, they are not a significant problem in Minnesota. Of the 17 snake species in the state, only two are venomous: the timber rattlesnake and the eastern...


Compost, Garbage, and Mold! Oh My!

Posted July 31, 2014 @ 6:14pm

Most of us know a dog who will get into the garbage when he or she is left unattended—whether it’s our own pet, or that of a friend. For many pet owners, garbage-cruising dogs are a fairly common occurrence. But did you know that this...


Heat Stroke and Illness

Posted July 14, 2014 @ 9:00am

An unfortunately common summer emergency for dogs is heat stroke or stress. Heat stroke can be prevented!Avoid bringing animals in the car on a warm or humid day. If an animal has to be outdoors, it is very important that he or she has water and...


Unusual GI Foreign Bodies (Or Things That Pets Eat That Amaze Me)

Posted July 7, 2014 @ 9:00am

When I have done presentations to groups, especially school groups, everyone wants to know what unusual or weird things eaten by dogs or cats I have removed surgically. While the list of things that I have removed is long, there are several cases...


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