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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.

Siamese cat coughing

You thought it was a hairball, but nothing’s coming up…

Andrew Kushnir, Nomad Vet, with pug

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

An orange cat holding its paw up

Veterinarian Dr. John Iovino on when it’s no big deal and when you should worry.

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.

A  dog walks in a forest fire

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

A cat getting its ear cleaned.

From performing CPR to preventing shock, three vets break down everything you need to know to help your cat in an emergency.

A cat sitting in a tall grassy area.

Two veterinarians’ pro tips for preventing your cat from picking up ticks (and how to remove them if it’s too late for that).

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.

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.

Young modern woman with tattoos and orange hair sitting cross-legged on her bed with her cat

Cats can be hard to read. Especially when they’re sick. Or…not sick? We asked a veterinarian how to tell.

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uh-oh kit for dogs

Just in case.

A fluffy cat sitting outside in the snow.

Be a good neighbor and learn to spot the signs of frostbite in community cats.

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.

Cat eating out of metal bowl

Sharing isn’t always caring. Keep your cat safe by keeping these human snack staples to yourself.

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.