What Happens When My Pet Has Surgery At MVS? A Behind The Scenes Look At Our Surgery Department

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 your pet is admitted
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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

I was fortunate enough growing up to not experience a great deal of death in my life. My grandparents didn’t pass until I was well into my thirties, and both of my parents are still alive and healthy. We all know that death is a part of life, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. For those of us who consider our pets like family, there are no amount of words that can accurately describe what it feels like when we lose one. I can remember when I was sixteen or so and I had to put my cat
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What Pet Owners Need to Know About the Dangers of Antifreeze

Winter is upon us. Snow, ice, and frigid temperatures mean that our car has to work a little harder to start and get warm. Part of making our car “winter ready” involves making sure that there is plenty of antifreeze in the radiator. This means that many pet owners will typically have a bottle of antifreeze handy, or a leaky radiator may leave a small puddle of it in your garage or driveway. According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center database, the most common exposures with antifreeze occur with dogs and usually involve chewing on containers or lapping up
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