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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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IndyVet Holiday Pet Drive

December 10, 2016

IndyVet Safe Holiday Pet Travels ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but a lot of animal shelters struggle daily with having enough supplies to take care of all of the animals they take in. This holiday season, IndyVet is continuing their tradition of a holiday drive to benefit local shelters. Donations received this year will benefit Bartholomew County Humane Society and Waldo's Muttley Crew.

Many of these organizations don’t have regular funding, they only survive through donations, and so we like to support their efforts.

This year, you can help...

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