Pancreatitis in Pets

Pancreatitis in pets is a serious health problem in pets

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes the promise of lots of cooking and enjoying delicious foods. Although we may tend to overindulge at this time of the year, affording the same opportunity for our pets can get them into big trouble. Besides adding unhealthy fat and calories to their diet, letting them sample the holiday fare can lead to a potentially fatal condition called pancreatitis.

It’s true that cases of pancreatitis in pets spike during the holidays each year, but in reality the condition can occur at any time. For that reason it is important to be aware of the risks, causes, and warning signs of pancreatitis year round.

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How to Prevent a Pet Poisoning Emergency

Preventing a pet poisoning may prevent a pet emergencyWe love that our pets are naturally curious and want to explore. Sometimes, though, that means getting into something they shouldn’t.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received 199,000 phone calls about pet poisoning in 2017. In fact, this is one of the top 3 reasons pet owners seek emergency care for their beloved pets. Many people don’t realize just how many potentially toxic substances are commonly used in our homes and yards.

To help you avoid a pet poisoning emergency, Brodie Animal Hospital has put together this guide so you know what to keep out of your pet’s reach and what to do if an emergency strikes. Continue…

Is it Possible to Achieve Summer Pet Safety in Austin?

Summer pet safety in Austin is key for outdoor pet funIs it hot enough for ya? It’s so hot the swimming pool is boiling. You could fry an egg on the sidewalk. It’s hotter than a blister bug in a pepper patch!

We sure do have a lot of colorful sayings here in Texas related to the heat – and for good reason! As the notorious heat and humidity climb, pet owners have some extra work to do around summer pet safety. Let the team at Brodie Animal Hospital help!  

Rules About Heat

Protecting your pet from extreme heat is an absolute must. The cool, clean water should flow endlessly, and shade is equally important. Keep your pet indoors as much as possible during the day, and exercise them at dawn and/or dusk. Also: Continue…