Marijuana poisoning in pets: Signs and Steps to Take

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Safety0 Comments

marijuana poisoning pets

Did your pet eat your stash? They are at risk for marijuana poisoning. With the recent legalization of marijuana in several states, vets have seen an increase in the number of marijuana poisoning cases. Since medical marijuana has just been semi-legalized in Ohio, I thought that it would be a good idea to clear the air (sorry, that’s the last pun) about marijuana … Read More

Ticks! How to protect your pets

Dr. Alice TorielloFleas and Ticks3 Comments

Ticks are

Why do you need to be thinking about ticks? Ticks are active in every month of the year, no matter the temperature. They are very hardy and while they may be more or less active at a given time, they are ALWAYS active. There are a number of serious diseases in our area that are carried by ticks: Lyme Disease, … Read More

Halloween Hazards – Keep your pets safe this season!

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Safety6 Comments

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

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Safety2 Comments

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!

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Diseases1 Comment

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

Tear Stain Removers: FDA Warning

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Safety, Product Review3 Comments

Are you using tear stain removers on your pet? Tear stain removers are all over the internet and in pet stores, so pet owners usually assume that they are OK to use, but this is not the case. You should know that they are not approved for use in pets, and have not been tested for safety. Recently the FDA … Read More

Tailgating: Game Day Pet Safety Tips

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Tailgating foods are not for pets

Game day can be fun for family and pets alike, but tailgating can be hazardous to our pets. When Tailgating, we tend to make unhealthy foods (that’s part of the fun), but fatty meats such as hot dog, bratwurst, or burgers can bring on a disease called pancreatitis when pets eat them. Tailgating Foods can cause pancreatitis in Dogs The pancreas is … Read More

Litter Boxes: Think Like a Cat

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Behavior0 Comments

Here’s the Scoop on Litter Boxes: In order to help your cat make good choices about where to go to the bathroom, you need to put bathrooms where they are the most useful.  Litter boxes need to be placed where the cats are most likely to use them.  These tips will help you put them where they need to go. … Read More

Celebrate your Veterinary Technician

Dr. Alice TorielloVeterinary Staff Highlights0 Comments

MetroPet Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Alice poses with Gidget

What Does a Veterinary Technician Do? In celebration of veterinary technician week, October 14th-20th 2012, I’d like to explain some of the things our technicians do on a regular basis. If you think it’s an easy job where you play with cute puppies and kittens all day, you’re partially right. However, their job is often far more challenging. So let’s … Read More