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 Safety in Winter

It is late January, but winter is here in full strength – and we are feeling its effects! It is important to keep in mind your pets’ health during the winter months, just like you would for the heat in the summer. The cold can increase or worsen some symptoms or chronic issues, like arthritis,…

Veterinary Technician Appreciation

Veterinary clinics and hospitals would simply not run without a strong, supportive team of veterinary technicians to support the veterinarian, handle and monitor patients, and answer any questions that owners have. Vet techs complete much of the “behind the scenes” work at veterinary clinics through recording patient vitals and statistics, monitoring patients after surgery, running…

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…

Operations in Iowa!

Operations in Iowa!   It was a very exciting and busy time for the VetMeasure team last week! Mallory, Director of Operations, has been working with VetMeasure since 2016 and flew into Iowa from Colorado. The trip was jammed packed, and our team in Iowa was thrilled to have her here. A few highlights from…