The Story of Holly

Holly, Rooster, Rooster Tooster, Rooka Took, Roo Bear. Our sweet girl is known by all of these names in our family. Holly came to us as a foster in 2011. She had an injury that she was recovering from and needed a peaceful home environment so that she could become adoptable. Holly was one of […]

My Pet Ingested Antifreeze, Now What?

antifreeze and pets

My Pet Ingested Antifreeze, Now What? During the colder months of the year, one of the most common cases that veterinarians see in hospitals across the country are pets who have ingested antifreeze.  Dogs are most commonly found to ingest the fluid – it tastes sweet to them and they may have access to it […]

Halloween Safety for Pets

halloween safety

For many of us, our pets are more than animals, they’re family members.  We like to have our pets participate in activities that the whole family can enjoy. Many times, holidays are big events for families.  Halloween is becoming more and more popular amongst pet owners.  Pet costumes are a pretty common sight now a […]

<strong>Puppies and Canine Parvovirus | Signs and Treatments</strong>

puppy parvovirus

Okay, so you’ve adopted your new puppy and you’re ready for a lifetime of walks, playing fetch and posting adorable social media photos.  But, before you get too comfortable, one of the first things that you should think about is getting your puppy vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, canine parvovirus. What is Canine Parvovirus? […]

7 Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door at a Veterinary Hospital

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You love animals and have always had a passion for caring for them.  One of your goals is to work in the veterinary field but you’re unsure on how to get your foot in the door at a veterinary hospital.  Working for an emergency vet is definitely one of the most rewarding career choices out […]

Heat Stroke in Pets | Symptoms & Solutions

heat stroke in pets

Excessive heat can be very dangerous for our pets.  Being aware of the dangers and understanding the signs of heat stroke can help save your pets’ life.  Unlike humans, normal body temperature for a cat or dog can be between 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.  Although it’s normal for your pet’s body temperature to fluctuate […]

How Do I Give My Large Dog Eye Ointment?

large dog eye ointment

Depending on the size of your dog, there are different techniques that you can use in order to help your pet with eye medications and/or ointments. Smaller dogs tend to be easier because you can hold them in your lap. However, if you own a large dog you may be wondering ‘how do I give […]

Houseplants That Are Toxic for Dogs and Cats

toxic houseplants

When spring is in the air, we all tend to get a little itch (pun intended) to do some gardening.  One very popular hobby right now that is trending is the houseplant hobby.  The boom in this industry in unknown but could be due to various reasons such as mental and physical wellness, the need […]

What is TPLO Surgery in Dogs?

tplo surgery

It’s quiet in the Operating Room as Dr. Bone concentrates on surgery.  I can hear the beeps of the anesthesia workstation as the anesthetist checks both the machine and the patient throughout surgery.  The room is chilly and the sun shines through the high windows of the room.  Dr. Bone is performing a TPLO surgery […]

What is Corneoconjunctival Transposition? | IndyVet

ophthalmology surgery

IndyVet is an emergency animal hospital located on the south side of Indianapolis. The hospital houses an emergency department along with eight specialty departments including Oncology, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia and Critical Care. In addition to our emergency and specialty departments, we also have our own Blood Donation Center and Urgent Care […]