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Join Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, an emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist, for "ER Vet !" This show is dedicated to all things emergency related. After all, we all dread having to go to the veterinarian at 2 A.M. In this show, Dr. Lee will help educate pet owners on what you really need to know about keeping your pets safe and protected. When is it a "real" emergency? When should you go to the animal ER? What can you do to prevent a visit to the ER? What do you do if your pet is poisoned? Learn it all with this board-certified veterinary specialist, as she interviews other experts in the field. Get the 911 with "ER Vet !"

Dr. Lee is the former contributor/blogger to Prevention magazine, PetMD, Pet Health Network, and Voyce. She has also been featured on NBC Weekend Today, Rachael Ray, NPR, and various other TV and radio engagements. Dr. Lee is a criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center, a specialty referral hospital in the Twin Cities, MN.

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Episode 6 - My Dog Ate Mouse and Rat Poison!

In this episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist discusses what to do if your dog or cat got into mouse and rat poison (called "rodenticides"). As autumn approaches, more people put out mouse and rat poison, and this often causes accidental poisoning in your dog and cat. Dr. Lee discusses the 4 different types of poison that are available in North America, and what to do if your pet gets into these deadly poisons!

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Episode 5 - Canine Leptospirosis: What You Need to Know About This Dangerous Bacteria

In this week's episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist interviews Dr. Suzy Fincham-Gray, DACVIM board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist. With the recent nature disasters (Hurricane Irma & Harvey), there has been more flooding... and with that comes an increased risk of this water-loving bacteria that can cause kidney failure and liver damage to your dog. What you need to know about leptospirosis and how to keep your dog safe.

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Episode 4 - My Cat's Not Urinating! Do I Need to Go to the Vet?

In this episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist discusses what to do if your cat isn't urinating normally. She interviews Dr. Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC, critical care specialist on what the underlying causes of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) are, and how that's different from a Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUO). 

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Episode 3 - My Dog Ate Chocolate! Halloween Dangers to your Dog and Cat

In this episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist talks about Halloween dangers poisonous to your dog and cat! She interviews Dr. Tina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MS, Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) on the dangers of chocolate, sugar-free xylitol, raisins, glow sticks, candles, and more! Learn how to keep your pet safe with Pet Life Radio.

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Episode 2 - Xylitol: The Sweet Poison that Kills Dogs & When Do I Need to Bring my Cat into the ER?

In this week's episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist discusses the dangers of sugar-free xylitol, commonly found in gum, mints, and toothpastes, and how they are poisonous to your dog. Also, what do cat owners need to know about bringing their cat into the veterinary ER?

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Episode 1 - When Do I Need to Bring My Dog into the ER?

In our first episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist discusses what dog owners need to know about bringing their dog into the veterinary ER. What warrants that emergency trip? What signs should pet owners look for? Also, Dr. Justine discusses the top 5 things you need to know about how to prevent pet poisonings!

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