RV Pet Vet: How to avoid hot dogs (and other hot pets)

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM  YourRVvet@gmail.com Dear RV Vet—When the weather warms up, we worry about leaving our dog in the RV. We always set the AC to a comfortable temperature, but worry about a power failure or having a problem with the AC unit not working. We’ve seen where some people have temperature monitors... Read More

RV Pet Vet: Is your pet prepared for a medical emergency?

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM  YourRVvet@gmail.com It’s a Sunday afternoon, you’re in an RV park walking your dog when suddenly he cries out and starts limping. You quickly look down and are startled to see blood dripping slowly from one of his back paws. What do you do next? Let’s stop this scenario right here... Read More

The wrath of grapes: Don’t feed them to your dog!

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM  YourRVvet@gmail.com Dear RV Vet–I’ve heard that grapes are toxic to dogs, but I just read something on the internet that says that is a hoax. Is it true or not? Are there other foods that are bad for pets? —Chris M. Dear Chris–Wow! I’m stunned that someone would post that... Read More

RV Pet Vet: Easter lilies in your RV? Not with pets!

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM YourRVvet@gmail.com Last week we asked if your dog was on monthly heartworm prevention. This week it’s the cat’s turn. If you have a cat, please take a moment to answer the poll below. Thank you! Dear RV Vet, Every year at Easter, my mother-in-law gives us an Easter lily. I’ve heard... Read More

RV Pet Vet: Heartworms in pets: bad news, even deadly

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM YourRVvet@gmail.com Occasionally I forget to take a daily vitamin pill. And I may forget to set out the trash to be picked up. But there’s one routine I don’t forget: I always remember to give my dogs their monthly heartworm prevention. I remember because it’s vitally important and potentially fatal.... Read More

RV Pet Vet: Valley Fever, A Fungus Among Us

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM YourRVvet@gmail.com If you travel to or live in the American Southwest, you need to be aware of a fungal disease that can affect you, your dog, or your cat. Coccidioidomycosis. Commonly called Valley Fever, after the Central Valley of California where it is endemic, the disease is also found in... Read More