Category Archives: Pets

Noise Phobias in Pets


The most important thing in helping these dogs is to speak to your veterinarian or schedule a behavior consult sooner rather than later. Waiting until July 3rd or the day that our first really big summer storm is forecast may be too late. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Barbara Maton, DVM, DACVECC


Barbara Maton, DVM, DACVECC is a doctor in the Emergency and Critical Care service at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how her love of animals goes back to childhood, and how Critical Care includes many of the other specialties at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: My Dogs are Blood Donors


I regularly bring my dogs to NorthStar VETS to donate to their canine and feline blood bank, and my three greyhounds were in recently for their donation. The blood bank utilizes healthy dogs and cats who can help less fortunate animals by donating blood. Continue reading

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Leash Reactivity in Dogs


Leash reactivity is a very common reason dogs come to see a Veterinary Behaviorist. This term can cover dogs like Ivan who are just very excited and having a hard time controlling themselves, to dogs who are truly dangerous to other dogs or people. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Stacey Wylie, DVM, DACVIM


Stacey Wylie, DVM, DACVIM is a member of the Internal Medicine team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she knew this was the career for her, the type of cases she sees, and how teamwork at NorthStar VETS elevates the level of medicine pets receive. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Kristin Britton, DVM


Kristin Britton, DVM is a member of the Avian and Exotics team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about her education, what Avian and Exotics medicine is all about, and her opinion on the human animal bond for exotic pets. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Mo


Mo is a 7-year-old neutered male Greyhound who has a history of epilepsy and takes medication for seizure control. One evening he had a seizure, fell, and hit his left hind leg causing a large bruise, swelling, and lameness of that leg. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Tank


Tank is a 5-month-old English bulldog that came to NorthStar VETS for urinary and fecal incontinence and a short-strided pelvic limb gait. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Abby


Abby is an 8 year old Samoyed who initially presented to Northstar VETS for 5 days of coughing and an episode of falling where she was suspected to hurt her wrist. Continue reading

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More Recalls


Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Continue reading

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