Tear Stain Removers: FDA Warning

Dr. Alice TorielloPet Safety, Product ReviewLeave a Comment

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 BehaviorLeave a Comment

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 HighlightsLeave a Comment

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