Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications.

Every time I walk by the bulk bins in certain grocery stores, I recall a beautiful middle aged Boxer dog that died because her family decided to give her a new treat. She’s not the only death from a...

Guilt is a common feeling among participants in the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program reviews how to help those dealing with feelings of grief after losing a pet.

 

Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes—accurately or not—that he or she has violated a...

Differences in titles and roles in the assistant team allow individuals to specialize in different departments and tasks, emphasizing individual strengths and helping to distribute resources appropriately between departments. Here at Dove, we have four different types of assistants. While all of the assistants have the same overarching job duties, the different titles direct the individuals...

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and peanut butter is a commonly used tool here at DoveLewis. To celebrate, we’re sharing 5 facts about peanut butter and 5 ways to use peanut butter in your hospital.

 

5 Facts About Peanuts and Peanut Butter

It takes about 540 peanuts into make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-...

We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, reviews the treatment process and how to give Melarsomine injections.

Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react after losing a pet in each circumstance.

 

The death of a companion animal is painful, regardless of how it happens. The sudden death of a pet can be even harder to process when...

We’ve all had the thought after working with a client-- why didn’t you mention this earlier? Why am I just hearing about this now? This would have been nice to know an hour ago…

While it may be easy to blame the client, it’s important to remember you have control over these conversations. As medical professionals, we have a lot of medical knowledge. And, it’s likely that the client you...

Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any position at your hospital. <br /><br /> To learn more about Sarah and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, click <a href="https://msmp.org/Sarah-Parker">here...

Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy an occasional pot brownie (double toxins), and can be talked into high risk activities by squirrels, but they are also family that cannot communicate with us about their needs and who share a deep...

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