October 20, 2021
Pet Costumes, Treats and More: Top Tips for a Safe Halloween
More people trick-or-treating and hosting Halloween parties this year also means more pets joining in on the fun. Here's how to protect them.
December 10, 2019
New to the CVM: Meet Leslie Provanchie and Kara Wass
Leslie Provanchie and Kara Wass are NC State Veterinary Hospital client liaisons for the internal medicine and small animal emergency services.
October 21, 2018
From Costumes to Spooky Treats: Pet Safety Tips for Halloween
Keep people food and candy from pets, of course. It may be hard to keep track of pets, goblins, bags of candy, and easy access to party food, but ingesting chocolate, candy sweetened by xylitol, lollipops with sticks, or the wrong snack can...
December 16, 2014
Winter, the Holidays, and Your Animals
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
June 30, 2014
NC State Small Animal Emergency Service Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Healthy This Summer
Clinicians at North Carolina State University’s Veterinary Health Complex remind owners that summer sun, soaring temperatures, and high humidity levels can be dangerous to companion animals. “If you are uncomfortable, it’s safe to say that your pet is as well,” says Dr. Rita Hanel, assistant professor in emergency and critical care. “Pets can suffer from
December 2, 2013
NC State University Small Animal Emergency Service Available 24/7 to Ensure Holiday Pet Health
According to scientists, a person has some five million scent receptors, which sounds like a lot until you realize that a bloodhound has 300 million receptors. Depending on the breed, a dog’s sense of smell is some 1,000 to 10,000,000 (our bloodhound) times more sensitive than its owner’s. There’s more. A dog’s brain is about