Why is My Pet Itchy? Pet Allergies

Spring is Ruff—Seasonal Allergies and Pets Many pet owners assume their itchy dog or cat simply needs a bath or a flea treatment. However, before you pick up the pet shampoo and send your dog or cat careening under the bed, consider this—sudden, intense skin scratching, chewing, and licking can mean more than a dirty … Read more

Preparing for Spring Storms with Pets

As the seasons change and spring approaches, pet owners must be prepared for the potential increase in severe weather events, especially in regions prone to storms like North Alabama. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and heavy rainfall can pose serious risks to pets, but with some proactive measures, you can ensure the safety and well-being of your furry … Read more

Winter Pet Safety: Cold Weather Care Tips for Your Beloved Companion

Baby, It’s Cold Outside—Winter Pet Safety Essentials Winter has arrived, and while your pets may adore playing in the snow, they need some extra TLC during the chilly months. Before you bundle up for your winter adventures, make sure your furry companions are well-prepared to face the frosty weather. Here are some essential winter pet … Read more

What is a Veterinary Emergency?

The Not So Magnificent 7: Common Reasons Your Pet Needs Emergency Care Like children, the curious nature of pets can get them into trouble, and it can be challenging to know when they require immediate veterinary care. However, knowing when and how to quickly react will ensure the best chances of a positive outcome. Our … Read more

Trick or Treat: Protect Your Pet From 5 Halloween Emergencies

Halloween hijinks are all in good fun, until your sick or injured pet needs to be admitted to Madison Veterinary Emergency. Every October our skilled veterinary care team handles truly scary situations—including pets with toxin ingestion, pancreatitis, and gastrointestinal obstructions, and who have been hit by a car. To help you avoid these Halloween heartaches, … Read more

Common Pet Toxins

Your pet’s inquisitive nature can be dangerous if they investigate a toxic substance. In 2022, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experienced a 22 percent increase in calls over the prior year, assisting 401,550 animals across all 50 U.S. states. This jump in cases led to the APCC reaching the unfortunate milestone of 4 … Read more

Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?

Having a dog with diarrhea can be an upsetting and messy situation. Some diarrhea episodes resolve by themselves, while others can cause serious health problems for your pet. Our team at Madison Veterinary Emergency wants to provide information about dog diarrhea to ensure your dog gets the care they need if they are affected. Dog … Read more

Use H.E.A.T to Keep Your Pet Cool

When you are enjoying an icy cold drink while in a shaded, refreshingly cool swimming pool, the summer heat feels great. But, if you are out in the blazing sun, the heat can be absolutely brutal, especially for pets, who can quickly overheat and experience organ failure and death. Help your pet avoid a heat-related … Read more

Tales from the Triage: Real-Life Emergencies at Madison Veterinary Emergency in Alabama

As Emergency Veterinarians in Alabama, Dr. Hayles and Dr. Tucker have seen their fair share of emergencies in their career. From snake bites to chocolate ingestion, no two days are the same in the world of veterinary medicine. In this blog, we will share two memorable cases our vets have encountered in the Yellowhammer State … Read more