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Emergencies & First Aid

Learn who to call for pet emergencies, how to know when a pet injury is an emergency, and other urgent care advice to help in a pinch.

Andrew Kushnir, Nomad Vet, with pug

The veterinarian on helping out, making a difference, and the finer things in life (mostly dogs and music).

A  dog walks in a forest fire

The Wildest Collective veterinarian Dr. John Iovino shares his top safety tips.

A dog laying down looking sad.

You aren’t the only one getting way too high from edibles. A study published on 4/20 found an uptick in cannabis poisonings in pets.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

Close up photo of Corgi dog staring up at a flying bee

From how to get the stinger out at home to when it’s time to go to the ER.

uh-oh kit for dogs

Just in case.

bandaging dog's bleeding paw

Don’t freak out. ER veterinarian Dr. Shea Cox will walk you through what to do.

A dog chewing on a snack

Hmm, sugar sugar. Pet Poison Helpline veterinary toxicologist Dr. Ahna Brutlag explains how this artificial sweetener can be fatal for your pet.

A dog getting checked out at the vet

It's every pet parent's nightmare — but knowing what happens when you take your dog to the ER can make the experience a little less stressful.

A dog laying on the floor

The goo in that green-and-orange bottle can cause serious harm — get your dog to the vet ASAP.

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Pet dog sniffing around in a domestic garden

It might sound obvious, but these rodenticides are harmful to pups.

Sick dog being pet and comforted by her owner

Swallowing a penny comes at a high price for dogs.

Dalmatian and Great Dane mixed dog at the vet being checked on by a nurse in bright green scrubs

Consider it the mother of all dog emergencies — if your dog has it, take them to the vet ASAP. Learn how to spot the condition and how it's treated.

Dog laying on couch in the sun

Learn about seizures in dogs and canine epilepsy.

Black cat with white spots on its fur laying on a light blue blanket while wearing a con around its head

Lay the groundwork for quick, low-stress treatment.

Red-haired woman holding sleeping dog in her lap on the bed

And how to help them feel better fast.