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Tampa media cover airman’s three dogs who were saved from house fire

Click here to view the report from WFLA-TV, Tampa airman reunited with 3 dogs injured in fire. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Rodriguez came home one day in December  to discover his house in flames. His three dogs suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to BluePearl’s Tampa, Fla. hospital for treatment. The dogs received […]
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Pet 411: Tips for keeping older dogs active

We all know how important exercise is to our well-being. Unfortunately, as we get older, it can be harder to persuade ourselves to get off the couch. It’s difficult to get motivated when your joints ache. The same is true for our pets. But keeping senior pets active goes a long way toward making their […]
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Safety Tips for Feeding Bones to Dogs

  Bones are a symbol and treat often associated with dogs. However, dog owners should be aware it is not always safe to feed bones to their dogs. Dr. Sonja Olson, an emergency veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, explains how to determine when it is safe to feed a bones to your dog: Not all […]
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Unsafe Foods for Dogs

Dogs are happy to eat just about anything, but there are many “human” foods that are dangerous for dogs. The experts at BluePearl Veterinary Partners advise you to be informed on what food products and beverages could cause a pet emergency.  Here is a partial list of food that can make your pet sick: Alcohol […]
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Everything You Need To Know About Microchips In Pets

Microchips are small devices implanted underneath a pet’s skin to provide unique and reliable identification. You’ve probably heard some dramatic stories about how microchips have helped reunite pets with their owners, like this dog who was found on Christmas Eve near Kansas City and this New York Police officer’s cat who had been missing for […]
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Essential Documents for Pet Emergencies

When planning for a pet emergency, maintaining important documents might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is extremely important to know what documentation you need in order to ensure your pet’s safety during an emergency. From widespread natural disasters to unexpected accidents on vacations with pets, the experts at BluePearl […]
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Growing old gracefully: Tips for helping a senior pet

There’s something so rewarding about living with a senior pet. You’ve spent years developing a bond, so of course you want to do everything possible to ensure your pet’s golden years are happy and comfortable. That’s the case for Diane Robbins, who wrote to me about her senior pug. She’s 12 years old and both […]
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Garden Dangers for Dogs

Spring is a great time for people to play in the yard with their pets and relax together in the garden. While many dogs are delighted to spend time outdoors, veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners say it is important to be mindful of toxic plants and other garden dangers. Cocoa Mulch: It might be a […]
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Pet 411: The single injection that can save cats from an overactive thyroid

Pet 411 is a new column that will appear on BluePearl’s website. Readers are encouarged to submit questions for Dr. Cathy Meeks at pet411@bluepearlvet.com. The advances in veterinary medicine within the last five or ten years are really astounding. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role as a veterinary specialist is to make people […]
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Help needed to save sick girl’s injured puppy

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –  A 6-month-old Great Pyrenees named Minnie is being treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital for extensive leg injuries she suffered after escaping from her pen. Anxiously awaiting her recovery is 3-year-old Lily, the daughter of Jesse and Tiffany Funk, Minnie’s owners. Lily was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which has required […]
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