Pet First Aid Month

April is the American Red Cross’s Pet First Aid Month. While VetMeasure has shared tips on Poison Prevention and the importance of having a Pet Preparedness Plan in previous blog posts, we also wanted to share some key items to include in a Pet First Aid Kit. Contact Information: Including a note card with your…

Beat the Heat Month

February is known as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month – or, “Beat the Heat” month. Choosing to spay or neuter your dog has many benefits including keeping them healthier, better behaved, and preventing unplanned litters.   Your veterinarian can make the appropriate recommendations as to the age your dog should undergo the surgery. While dogs as young…

Defining Heart Murmurs

Here at VetMeasure, our staff takes the health of canines very seriously. We even created a wearable monitoring device, MeasureON! which helps ensure that your furry friend is maintaining their health. If you have been following along with our weekly blog posts, you probably already know by now that MeasureON! has the ability to monitor…

Diabetes in Pets

While you probably have a neighbor, family member, or friend with diabetes, did you know that your pets are also at risk of getting diabetes? Similar to humans, diabetes in pets develops if they cannot properly utilize glucose due to an impairment in producing or responding to insulin. However, while diabetes in humans is typically…

Pet Preparedness Plan

September is National Preparedness Month; pet owners must be prepared for and know how to react in a variety of situations ranging from your Chihuahua eating a box of chocolate donuts to your Labrador hurting their leg while playing fetch. The VetMeasure team has compiled a list of tips, so you are prepared should your…

Post-Anesthesia Hypothermia in Dogs

As the staff at your veterinary clinic are aware, hypothermia, a potentially dangerous condition when an individual has a low body temperature, is a post-anesthetic concern across species. However, this is more common in some species than others. According to a study published in Veterinary Record, this condition is seen in approximately 30-60% of human…