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Halloween & Your Pets

October 11, 2017

In a few weeks, Trick-or-treaters will be knocking at your door. It's a great time of year and it can be enjoyable to let our furry friends in on the fun too. But between the costumes, candy and the holiday, it can be a little dangerous for your pet. Below are some tips to help maximize the fun, but make sure your dog or cat stay...

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Common Illnesses In Cats

September 6, 2017

Last month, we talked about canine influenza and how to recognize it, but cats are just as prone to getting sick as dogs, and the canine flu virus (H3N2) CAN also affect cats, giving them upper respiratory symptoms - runny eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and possible loss of appetite. In most cases, cat illnesses can be treated by your veterinarian with...

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Dog Flu Cases In Indiana

August 24, 2017

Dog flu cases have been popping up around Indiana recently, it's a highly contagious virus and unfortunately, not that uncommon. We love our pets and want to do our best to protect and take proper care of them, so that means learning how to recognize when there's something wrong. Below are some suggestions on recognizing flu symptoms in your dog and what to do if...

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Top Mistakes Pet Owners Make

August 4, 2017

When it comes to our pets, we do our best to give them everything they need. They're a part of our family, and as such, we want what's best for them, but are we really providing our pets the best care possible? Today we'll examine the top 5 mistakes that many pet owners make:
  1. Not taking your pet to regular veterinary appointments. It's easy to explain away the need of...
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The 19th Annual Pet Carnival

July 12, 2017

Humans and human’s best friends are invited to join IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital at their 19th annual free Pet Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15 right outside of the facility near Beech Grove, on Indy’s southeast side.

Attendees can browse over 25 central Indiana vendors featuring boarding and grooming salons, food delivery services, pet supplies, homemade fashions and...

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Canine Competitions

June 6, 2017

It's important to keep your dog active as part of a healthy lifestyle. You can certainly walk your dog or run with your them, but there are also all kinds of other activities and competitions that you can get your dog into to help them stay active. Everything from agility competitions, disc tournaments (frisbee throwing and rolling), obedience competitions and more!

At this year's Pet Carnival, we'll be showcasing all of these activities and...

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Aging Pets

May 9, 2017

Aging pets Thanks to better pet food and better medical attention, our furry friends are living longer lives than ever! But sadly, nothing can stop the aging process, and age is relative depending on the type of pet you have. For example, cats start to slow down at 10 - 12 years, small dogs are entering old age between 8 and 10 years old, and larger breed dogs like Great Danes may show signs of old age as quickly as 5 or 6 years.

As your pet ages, it is important to ...

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Canine Blood Donor Drive - April 22, 2017

April 2017

Pet Blood Donor IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital (IndyVet), central Indiana’s original 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary center, will host a canine blood donor drive for central Indiana dog owners from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at its facility right off I-465 and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ southeast side.

For many medical conditions and procedures a transfusion is a clinical necessity, without animal blood donors, veterinarians could not undertake important and often life-saving treatments. The IndyVet donor program was created to...

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Medical Alert Dogs - Part 2

March 8, 2017

Medical alert dogs are specially trained dogs that can detect medical conditions in people to assist them in controlling or preventing severe consequences that may occur that could be life threatening.

Medical alert service dogs have very special talents to be able to detect conditions such as low or high blood sugar (Diabetes alert dogs), impending seizures (Seizure alert dogs), severe drops or elevations in blood pressure (Cardiac alert dogs) and other conditions. This unique talent has to be detected and then further conditioned by intensive training. Many of the medical alert service dogs go through...

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Medical Alert Dogs - Part 1

February 17, 2017

We all know that dogs make fantastic pets and can help to enrich our lives every day, but did you know that many can also be trained to be the difference between life and death? Medical alert dogs have been specially trained to help people identify the onset of a medical condition such as a seizure, or diabetes, and can help their owner safely prevent or handle their condition.

Certain dogs can use their keen sense of smell - up to 10,000 times more powerful than ours - to sense a medical condition in a person and alert their owner to prevent a crisis from occurring. For example, seizure alert dogs can detect a seizure up to a minute or two prior to the seizure and alert their owner to...

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Take A Veterinary Heart Quiz

January 25, 2017

Take A Veterinary Heart Quiz Question:
Do dogs and cats have “heart attacks" like people?

Answer:
No. (More precisely, very rarely)

A heart attack in people is a condition where one or more of the blood vessels supplying the heart become occluded so that part of the heart muscle dies leading to sudden and potentially fatal heart failure. This condition very rarely...

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Common Pet Injuries

January 10, 2017

Common Pet Injuries Pets are a unique part of our families and they behave like furry children in more ways than one. Sometimes they get hurt and it’s helpful to know how to spot the difference between something serious and something that is not. Sometimes accidents happen or play gets too rough, but by knowing more about which injuries are more common you should be able to recognize when something is serious and needs attention from your veterinarian....

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