Scary Things Can Happen

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Pet First Aid Necessities

Imagine playing at the dog park with your furry best friend when all of the sudden he collapses and doesn’t appear to be breathing…Would you know what to do? Many...

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Highlights from Scary Things Can Happen: How to Respond in Emergency Situations

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Effects of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

  By Katy Fogt, DVM Summertime means vacation, sunshine, and beach trips, but it also means high temperatures. When the temperature begins to climb, heat exhaustion (or more commonly known...

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Can My Pet Be Identified and Returned Home To Me?

It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare: To arrive home after a long day at work and let the dogs into the backyard only to realize ten minutes later that the meter...

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Meet The Expert

Mary Manspeaker is a 2002 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2013 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine, and in 2019 she obtained her Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Sciences, both through the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in small animal private and emergency practice, and since 2012 she has worked primarily in animal welfare and has assisted the Animal Rescue Corps and the ASPCA with dozens of animal cruelty cases. She is currently the staff veterinarian at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County where she treats sick and injured homeless animals in the community. In her spare time she likes to travel with Animal Balance to help provide veterinary services to underserved areas worldwide, and she lectures on animal cruelty through the Law Enforcement Training Institute. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and lives with her dog Fiona and cats Harley, Tycho, Puca, and Jeffrey.

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Dr. Mary Manspeaker

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