Summer safety tips from MVMA!

Summer Pet Safety tips

Keeping Your Pets Safe in Summer Water

Water can add a fun dimension to summer play with your pets, but be sure to remember these tips so that water play is safe and fun for your pets, you and your family.

Warning about toxic blue-green algae-The algae gathers on the […]

Holiday plants – are they toxic to your pet?

Here is a great article from Pet Poison Helpline:

Deck the Halls with Holiday Plants – But Are They Toxic?

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline

Christmas is a busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline! Of course, we receive many calls about pets eating chocolate and […]

Keep your pet safe on the 4th of July !

Fireworks and animals do not mix. More pets go missing on the 4th of July then any other day of the year. PLEASE keep your pets safe! *Keep them home and keep them indoors. *Provide a safe place for them to go to if they get scared by the noise. *If you must […]

Fireworks Anxiety!

THE CANINE BEHAVIOR SERIES By Kathy Diamond Davis Author and Trainer


Fireworks Phobia


Fireworks can turn holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve into miserable nights for dogs. To some extent this fear is genetic, but it’s also learned. Dogs bred and trained to flush and […]

Grecian Foxglove Alert!

Grecian foxglove is toxic plant. It’s toxic to both humans and animals. Both the dried and fresh plant are toxic. Grecian foxglove is a MDA Prohibited Noxious Weed (Eradicate List) in Minnesota. In Minnesota it has been found primarily in Washington County in the vicinity of the St. Croix River along sunny to semi-shaded […]

Ice or ice water does NOT cause bloat in dogs!

There is erroneous information being forwarded online regarding FALSE dangers associated with offering dogs ice water. Our Emergency Medicine specialists confirm that offering dogs ice water is not only healthy, but an excellent way to help keep four-legged friends comfortable and cool during the dog days of summer. […]

Powassan Virus spread by ticks!

Another reason to use a good flea/tick prevention on yourself and your pets: The Powassan virus which is spread by ticks. The transfer is almost immediate (unlike Lyme disease which takes 24hrs for the tick to attach and then transmit the disease). Here is some information.

Powassan (POW) Virus Basics

Powassan (POW) virus is […]


Chewie – is that you?


Insulin syringe recall! Important for diabetic pets (especially cats).

Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

Contact Consumer: 800-544-7521

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2014 – On Feb. 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be […]