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Common Illnesses in Rescued Dogs

Canine Distemper Canine distemper is a viral disease that is often fatal. Distemper is most commonly seen in puppies 3-6 months old. Early signs resemble a severe cold. The vaccine for canine distemper is considered very effective. All dogs entering SCARS are checked for signs of Canine Distemper

Common Illnesses in Rescued Dogs2020-05-09T16:24:27-06:00

Ask the Emergency Veterinarian – Discomfort Urinating May Indicate a Larger Problem in Cats

Have you noticed your cat yowling while in the litter box, straining to pass urine, passing bloody urine, or urinating in unusual places like the kitchen sink or bathtub? These signs could be an indication of a feline urinary blockage. These occur when mucus, crystals or small bladder

Ask the Emergency Veterinarian – Discomfort Urinating May Indicate a Larger Problem in Cats2020-05-09T15:26:42-06:00

Rabbits as adoptable pets

Are you considering adopting a rabbit? Rabbits are adorable. They are soft, quiet and easy to house train. Much like a cat, they will use a litter box. Rabbits, unlike cats, require supervision in your home. Left to their own devices, they may do things like chew electrical

Rabbits as adoptable pets2020-05-09T15:16:52-06:00

Pet Poisoning Prevention and Help

Suspected pet poisoning is an URGENT health concern. During April 2015, we were very sad to hear from a SCARS adopter who had recently lost their beloved pet to antifreeze poisoning. She made the mistake of thinking a small lick of antifreeze wouldn’t be deadly for her large

Pet Poisoning Prevention and Help2020-05-09T15:12:00-06:00