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196 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522–9400

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AmbuVet | 1 (800) 262-8838 | www.ambuvet.com

If you are in need of emergency pet transportation please contact AmbuVet. AmbuVet is our first choice for emergency pet transportation and is the only service in New York City that operates 24/7. AmbuVet is equipped to transport all types of ill pets and will make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and surrounded by highly trained staff.

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VERG Brooklyn

196 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522–9400

Get Directions
AmbuVet | 1 (800) 262-8838 | www.ambuvet.com

If you are in need of emergency pet transportation please contact AmbuVet. AmbuVet is our first choice for emergency pet transportation and is the only service in New York City that operates 24/7. AmbuVet is equipped to transport all types of ill pets and will make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and surrounded by highly trained staff.

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Springtime Pet Safety

Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to finally get out and enjoy some sunshine with our canine companions! Before grabbing that leash and hitting the park lets review some important spring pet safety tips.

Spring Cleaning? Before you bust out all of your spring cleaning products, make time to review the labels. Even if the label mentions it’s pet and human-safe, it’s best to keep it out of Fido’s reach. Be sure to keep any and all cleaning products safely stored away and out of reach of any animals – some of those more curious pets may nose their way into a bad situation if left to their own devices. If you feel your pet has ingested a cleaning substance, always call your veterinarian for advice immediately. VERG’s emergency line can be reached at (718) 522–9400.

Get Chipped. Did you know that microchipped pets can be up to 50% more likely to be safely returned to their owners compared to pets without? Spring is when many of us start heading outdoors more often to enjoy the weather. With these outings, come the risk that pets may escape or wander away. Make sure your pet has a collar with ID tags on, or is microchipped, when enjoying the outdoors. Always keep contact information up to date with your manufacturer’s database. If your pet is not microchipped, speak to your veterinarian about the possibility of one for your pet.

Watch out for Spring Plants. We all know the old adage April showers bring May flowers. Did you know that some of these flowers, particularly the bulbs, are considered toxic to pets? Some of the varieties labeled unfriendly to pets include Irises, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips. When a pet has ingested these plants, a telltale symptom is often gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and excessive drooling. Less common but extremely serious side effects include seizures, breathing issues, muscle tremors, organ failure, and changes in heart rate.

Watch those Bugs. With the warm weather come many pesky parasites! Exposure to these pests can cause a variety of different illnesses. Fleas can cause dermatitis, anemia, and tapeworms, and can be difficult to get rid of. Heartworm disease may cause organ damage or death. Tick bites can transmit a number of different infections, including commonly seen Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Speak with your veterinarian about appropriate options for your pet and make sure they’re up to date on their preventative medications or treatments.


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