Category: Emergency Articles

Zinc Toxicity and Pets

Zinc Toxicity and Pets

Tetra is an adorable 6mo miniature Australian Shepherd. She was evaluated by the NIVES ER department after she stopped eating and developed extreme lethargy. Initial


Xylitol and Your Dog

Today’s health conscious trend is stocking our pantries with sugar free alternatives. One sugar substitute, xylitol, is becoming more popular and used in many foods,

Lily Toxicity in Cats

Lily Toxicity in Cats

Lilies are beautiful, fragrant flowers that are often found in gardens and floral arrangements, especially around the holidays. Unfortunately, exposure to lily plants can cause

How do I Prepare for an Emergency?

Common Pet Emergencies

How to Survive with Your Sanity While the staff at the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital (NIVES) is accustomed to handling pet emergencies,


Chocolate and Your Dog

Almost everyone enjoys chocolate, even our pets. Although some forms of chocolate have been shown to have beneficial effects for people, they can have detrimental

Antifreeze Toxicity

Antifreeze Toxicity

As we head into the cooler months, it is a good time to remind everyone of the dangers of antifreeze ingestion in dogs and cats.


Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when your pet’s body temperature becomes extremely elevated. A normal body temperature