Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Unlike humans, dogs are unable to cool themselves through sweating. Instead, dogs rely on less efficient methods such as panting and are therefore at an increased risk of heat exhaustion, which can escalate into heat stroke. A dog’s normal body temperature is typically 100°F- 102.5°F. Heat exhaustion is typically classified as a body temperature over…

Pet Safety in Summer

Summer weather brings many dangers to your pet – while a few are outlined in this blog post, be sure to talk with your veterinarian about hazards specific to your area and dog’s breed.  Barbecues and Bonfires: While cookouts and campfires are fun summer traditions, and a great opportunity to meet new neighbors, these can…

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…