10 Tips For Diabetic Pet Owners

1) Diabetes Is Usually Manageable Dogs and cats with diabetes generally have a good quality of life when properly managed. It is extremely important for pet owners to maintain regularly scheduled visits with their veterinarian if their pet is a diabetic. 2) Never Change Your Pet’s Insulin Dose Without Approval From Their Prescribing Veterinarian There are a number of factors that help your veterinarian determine your pet’s dosage of insulin. Increasing or decreasing that dosage without their consent can have serious consequences. Always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s medical routines.   3) Never Give
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What to Expect When You Bring Your Pet for Intradermal Skin Testing

By: Blythe Wilson   Have you been referred to our MVS dermatology department for skin allergies? Here are some of the things that you can expect during your consultation! Intake When your pet comes for their initial consultation, you will first meet one of our technicians from our dermatology department. The technician will record your pet’s medical history and gather any other pertinent information for the doctor. Questions that you may be asked are: How long has your pet suffered from allergies? What medications is your pet currently taking? Has your pet been off of steroids and antihistamines for at
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What Happens When My Pet Has Surgery At MVS? A Behind The Scenes Look At Our Surgery Department

By: Blythe Wilson   The word “surgery” can be scary for any pet owner to hear. Will my pet be scared without me? Where will they stay overnight? Who is caring for them while they are under anesthesia for their surgery? These are all valid questions for any pet parent to ask. While there are different risk factors involved for different patients, it is always our goal to keep your pet calm and comfortable throughout the process. With that in mind, we thought we would provide you with some behind the scenes information that allows you see what happens when
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