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5 tips for traveling with your pet this summer

Whether flying out of town or setting out on road trip with your pet this summer, it’s important to travel safely.

Kelly Tart, D.V.M., veterinary emergency medicine specialist and assistant clinical professor in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke to Health Talk about five simple tips that will help make a stressful travel experience safer and more enjoyable.

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Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies…

For many this spring, the return of the sun and warm weather also means a return of seasonal allergies. The sniffling, sneezing and itching can be a frustrating characteristic of this time of year. As you head for the pharmacist to combat your allergies once again, keep an eye on your pets — they may be suffering, too.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, spotlighting a peak season for asthma and allergy symptoms as pollen and other allergens come out in full force.

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In the News: One big mile “stone” for urolith center at the U of M

The Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine recently reached a big milestone: they received their 750,000th urolith, or bladder stone.

Data collected from urolith samples helps the MUC provide recommendations, consultations, clinical studies and lectures on uroliths and how to better treat and prevent them worldwide.

The receipt of the “struvite-calcium phosphate carbonate stone” was also marked by a $500,000 renewed sponsorship of the center by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

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