Halloween Hazards – Keep your pets safe this season!

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MetroPet Veterinary Clinic - Halloween 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year, the leaves are turning, the weather is cool but not cold, it’s football season, and of course, it’s Halloween time! While I love this time of year, it’s the unofficial start of pet hazard season. We see a ton of emergencies as a result of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s EVERY YEAR. … Read More

Fireworks Frenzy: Keep your pets safe on the 4th of July

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4th of July is quickly approaching. Whether you are having a low key celebration or a lot of activity, one thing is for certain: Your pet will be exposed to fireworks. While some pets tolerate fireworks very well, others are not so lucky. Dogs and cats can become extremely anxious and stressed showing signs like barking/screaming, drooling, cowering/hiding, losing bowel … Read More

Leptospirosis is Everywhere!

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Leptospirosis Animal Hospital Berea Ohio MetroPet Cet Friendly Exotic vet

Leptospirosis (or Lepto, short) is a bacterial disease that is transmitted from wild animals (such as squirrels, rats, raccoons, skunks, deer or opossums), to your dog through water, grass, dirt, or food contaminated with urine from the wild animals. It can infect your dog through ingestion, exposure to eyes, nose, or broken skin. Symptoms can take 4-12 days to occur, … Read More