Rattlesnake Safety Tips That Could Save Your Pet’s Life

El Dorado Hills rattlesnake.

Northern California residents are no strangers to the potential of encountering a rattlesnake on a hike, in a park, or sometimes even hanging out in our own yards. Although we know to stay away when we hear a warning rattle from a nearby snake, we cannot be sure how our pets will react to these creatures until the situation arises. Your friends at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital want to help you act quickly if you encounter a rattlesnake with your pets nearby:


What to Know About Pet Emergency Preparedness

Pet emergency preparedness: A man saves a dog during an emergency.

Wildfires, earthquakes, and flooding round out the natural disasters we potentially face in El Dorado County, but there are human-caused threats to safety, as well. Sometimes we have enough warning to make sound decisions. But more often than not, disasters strike when we least expect them to. It’s ideal to be ready with the necessary supplies and strategies to keep your pet safe. With our tips for pet emergency preparedness, you’ll be well-equipped for anything that comes your way.


Prepared for the Unexpected: Is Pet Insurance Right for You?

A dog with a bandaged paw.
Boston terrier dog with injury and bandage in paw lying down and resting with sad face portrait

Having a pet insurance policy is one of the best ways you can cover unexpected veterinary experiences. Most pets experience an illness or emergency in their lifetime that cannot be anticipated. Having pet insurance can save you the heartbreaking decision of whether or not to pursue a life-saving surgery or treatment that otherwise is not in your budget. 

But choosing a pet insurance policy is something not to be rash about. Doing research and asking a lot of questions can inform you on the right policy for your furry friend. The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is here with some insight on pet insurance and all of the aspects to consider to find the right option for you.


Pet Poison Prevention Month: Do You Know What Toxins Are In Your Home and Yard?

Orange tabby cat sniffing indoor plant.

This month we are raising awareness about pet poison prevention. This is a great opportunity to explore the poisons that are all too common around the house that can harm pets. These range from mild toxicity to fatal when ingested, which is why it is of the utmost of importance to know how to recognize them and the signs of pet toxicity. 

Your friends at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital want to inform you about this topic, so you can keep your pet safe and sound. 


Pet 911: Do You Know How to Recognize a Veterinary Emergency?

El Dorado Hills dog pet emergency

There are many unavoidable truths to life, and one is that almost everyone we know will experience some form of a medical emergency. This is also true of our pets. 

It’s understandable to not want to focus on such a distressing topic, but when your pet gets hurt or falls ill, it is crucial to be prepared. Knowing how to discern whether or not it is a veterinary emergency is key to a better prognosis and recovery.

The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is here to explain pet emergencies and what you can do to help your pet.