Veterinary Industry Helps Pets in Disasters

Veterinary Industry Helps Pets in Disasters by Dr. Carol Osborne

In the event of a disaster, families must evacuate quickly and may not be able to bring their pets along. These pets are often left to fend for themselves and most of them are never reunited with their owners. In order to curb the effects of these horrific events, the veterinary industry and several non-profit organizations are working together to care for pets and help reunite them with their families.

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Paula’s Pets

Would you like to see your Pet Featured on our Chagrin Falls Community Pet Showcase? Dr. Carol Osborne and her team would love to see you and your gorgeous pet showcased! Simply complete the form on this page and we will post the information on our website shortly thereafter. Please make sure your photos are…

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different. “Post-op specifics will vary depending on your pet’s age and condition, as well as the exact type of surgery involved,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian…

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

Your Christmas tree presents several hazards for cats, curious kittens and playful puppies. Ornaments: use non-breakable-pet proof, home-made ornaments. They are safe for pets and fun for the whole family. Try using cardboard, plastic, dried nontoxic flowers, fabric, wood and pinecones. Put small breakable ornaments up high on your tree. Hooks can easily penetrate pet’s tongues,…

How to keep your pets safe this holiday season

How to keep your pets safe this holiday season

Keeping your pets safe is paramount around Christmas. Cookie dough, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts and coffee are all on the naughty list when it comes to pets this holiday season and all year round. “Over 60 percent of the emergencies veterinarians see over the holidays are a direct result of pets eating indiscriminately,” said Dr.…

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

As of June, half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for humans. People wonder if it’s also suited for pets, too, and need to investigate the parameters and consequences carefully. “It’s not legal in any state for veterinarians to prescribe or recommend medical marijuana,” says Dr.…