June 15, 2021
How to Keep Pets Healthy and Happy This Summer
Steve Marks offers some important hot weather tips for pets during the summer.
August 13, 2019
Toxic Algae Blooms Harmful to Pets
CVM toxicology professor Dave Dorman on what you need to know about toxic algae blooms: What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)? Toxic algae that harm dogs and other animals are a bacteria known as cyanobacteria. An algae bloom occurs when conditions favor the growth of these bacteria. These conditions include warm weather, stagnant water, fertilizer
August 11, 2019
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Neither Can Your Pet
It happened so quickly and so unexpectedly that at first Brenda Stevens didn’t realize it was happening at all. Stevens, a general practice clinical professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was outside playing fetch with her standard poodle, Olive, throwing her favorite tennis ball. It was a sunny, comfortable spring day. “I
July 18, 2019
NC State Veterinary Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Healthy this Summer
Marks advises owners to take immediate action if the pet is panting excessively or has difficulty breathing, has an increased heart and respiratory rate, dry gums, glazed eyes, drools, appears tired, weak or...
January 5, 2015
Keep Animals Healthy and Safe this Winter
You might find it cute and amusing when you see a Chihuahua wearing a miniature coat, but there are practical reasons for such canine fashion. Small dogs have a high body surface to weight ratio and lose body heat much more quickly than larger dogs. A snug sweater can provide a needed protective layer as