Pets and the COVID-19, Coronavirus

Small animal pets, like domesticated cats and dogs, are not known to be susceptible to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Vaccinations for Pets During Coronavirus Outbreak There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time. However, pet owners should use this as an opportunity to ensure that their pets are up to date on their shots. The Doctors and Veterinary Team at …

dog sled in the snow in 2020 Iditarod

Tier 1 VMC’s Meredith Mapes Will Compete in the 2020 Iditarod

Each year, dozens of mushers journey from Anchorage to Nome with their team of dogs in the Iditarod, a thrilling and strenuous race through the Alaskan wilderness. This 1,000+ mile trek tests the mushers’ fortitude and mental strength, as well as the physical conditioning of their dogs. Meredith Mapes, a veterinary technician at Tier 1 VMC, will be one of …

Keep in mind,

there are always two sides to every story. Recently, the team at Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center has been attacked by a group of people online making false accusations about what their experience was at Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center. These types of claims are common in the medical industry when only one side of the story is being told. …

What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn’t

“What should I do if my pet accidentally ingests a foreign object or a toxic substance?” Accidental ingestion usually requires some type of medical intervention. If your pet eats something they shouldn’t, immediately call your local animal hospital or the ASPCA Pet Poison Line for assistance. Accidental ingestion is one of the most common emergencies at Tier 1. Whether your …

essential vaccines for dogs

Protect Your Dog with These Required & Recommended Vaccines

“Which vaccines are required for my dog, and which vaccines are good to have?” The rabies vaccine is mandated by law in Alaska. The distemper, adenovirus, and parvovirus (DAP) vaccine, while not required by law, is essential for the health of your dog. If you travel with your dog to Canada or the lower 48, also consider vaccinating them against …

introducing cats and dogs

Learn the Tried & True Method of Introducing Cats & Dogs

Introducing a new pet into your home is an exciting but sometimes stressful experience. Perhaps the most challenging dynamic occurs during interspecies introductions. Cats and dogs communicate differently, so it can take time for them to learn to respect each other’s boundaries. Ensuring that your new pet and any existing pets go through the transition smoothly requires careful planning and …