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...

It can be hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. The last month has been a constant rush of news headlines, avoiding those that are closest to you, and frantic lines at the grocery store. But in these times, practicing empathy can help us when we need help the most. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how empathy can join us together in times of uncertainty....

There is a lot that we are trying to contend with during this crisis. For many of us, there’s an underlying sense of urgency and helplessness as we try to find something to control in this surreal, and often uncomfortable, new landscape. There are many different reactions we may be experiencing as a result of this including those mentioned in our previous wellbeing article:

Anger...

Current PPE shortages mean finding creative and innovative ways to offer protection for team members. The recommendation for medical staff is to wear N95 respirator masks during COVID-19. These masks are best at catching at least 95 percent of particulates and form an airtight seal over the nose and mouth. Simpler surgical masks are designed to stop splashes and droplets and can prevent a...

While it may seem impossible to take care of yourself in these uncertain times, there are a few simple ways to take a moment for you. A few times throughout the day, try this structured breathing exercise to regain your focus.

In times of PPE shortages, reusable materials can play a vital role in caring for patients. Learn how to fold and sterilize reusable gowns from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT.

With so much information at our fingertips with COVID-19, we wanted to share new procedures we are doing today (though these may change tomorrow) to help protect our staff, clients, and community. Here at DoveLewis, we are being transparent with our staff and clients about implementing measures for social distancing precautions, as well as what clients should plan for with the health and...

Many of you may be encountering the same supply shortages we are during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be encountering a limited supply of hand sanitizer left and may not be able to obtain more in a reasonable time period. So, DoveLewis' Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, decided to make a batch of sanitizer based on the WHO guidelines to help combat sanitizer shortages at our...

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to protect you from infectious diseases while caring for patients. Since the equipment itself can come in contact with harmful contaminants, it’s important to know how to remove and discard after use. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about one of the ways to safely remove PPE. <br /> <a href="/sites...

To be as safe and effective as possible, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be applied and removed properly. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to safely remove and dispose of PPE based on the CDC guidelines. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/CDC%20Guidelines%20%28Ex.%201%29%20-%20How%20to%20Remove%20PPE.pdf...

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