Preparing for an Natural Disaster When You Have Pets

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and the team at Embrace Veterinary Care wants to focus on this important topic. Preparing for any disaster, whether manmade or natural, relies on knowing what to do in the event of any emergency. Adding a pet to the mix also adds to the complexities of sheltering in...
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Simple, Straightforward Strategies for Summer Pet Safety

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Whether it’s snoozing on a shady porch, swinging in the hammock, or, sadly (for us), digging in the garden, pets enjoy being outside as much as their people do. After all, they love to smell the smells, watch the birds and butterflies, and generally bask in the sunshine, too. In the...
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Firework Frenzy: Is Your Pet Afraid of Loud Noises?

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If your pet runs for cover or shakes uncontrollably every time there is a thunderstorm, a firework display, or any big party, then your pet may suffer from noise anxiety.  Noise anxiety in pets is common with our fur friends because animals are more acutely attuned to sound. The problem with not...
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Understanding (And Helping) Pet Anxiety

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It’s an all too common scene: you arrive home from work, tired, but happy to relax and unwind with your favorite furry friend. But what greets you instead is a couch chewed to smithereens, or a fresh urine spot on the carpet. Welcome home!

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pet Safety Reminders!

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There are few things that can derail a holiday celebration faster than having to rush your pet to the emergency veterinary hospital. Sadly, thanks to easy access to tons of delicious foods, fascinating holiday decor, and the comings and goings of friends and family members, this is not an uncommon event during this time of year.

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Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate

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This week marks World Rabies Day – but how does that affect you?

If you’ve got children, World Rabies Day is a great opportunity to teach them how to protect themselves from being bitten or scratched by an animal; how to never touch a sleeping dog; how to never approach a sick looking animal; the importance of telling an adult if they ever do get bitten or scratched. It’s a week in which you and your family can learn more about dog body language.

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