Your go-to resource for everything you want to know about your dog or cat. Follow along as we share pet healthcare tips, pet-friendly opportunities in the Triangle, Truss Vet news, and more!
When to Use an Urgent Care Veterinarian vs. an Emergency Vet
Medically reviewed by Bradley J. Waffa, MSPH, DVM Veterinary medicine is constantly evolving to serve the needs of today’s pet parents. In recent years, veterinary urgent care clinics, modeled after human urgent care, have popped up as an alternative to 24/7 emergency hospitals. Just like in human healthcare, if you can’t get into your primary…Read More
How to Choose The Best Pet Insurance For Your Dog or Cat
There is no better way to safeguard your pet’s health and your finances than by signing up for pet insurance. If your pet needs emergency care, the last thing you want to worry about is the bill, and how you’re going to pay for it. But finding the right pet insurance provider can be challenging,…Read More
Urgent Care vs. Emergency Hospital: What Is The Difference?
The concept of “urgent care” is a familiar one. Almost all of us, unable to get in quickly with our primary care doctor or needing a quick in-and-out solution to a health problem, have relied on a human urgent care clinic to address an issue at some point. Convenience and focus have been core to…Read More
Dog Park Bars in the Triangle
Have you ever been to a dog park and watched your precious Fluffy try to hump every other dog and thought to yourself, “I could really use a beer right now?” What about when you were enjoying happy hour with your friends, and Fluffy was tied to your picnic bench, but you were sitting there…Read More
Why do dogs lick?
Medically reviewed by Dr. Bradley J. Waffa, MSPH, DVM Why do dogs lick you? And why do dogs lick themselves? And is there ever a time you should be concerned about your dog’s licking behavior? Dogs experience the world in different ways than humans, and one way is through their tongues! We also tackle the…Read More
Why is my dog throwing up or vomiting?
Medically reviewed by Dr. Bradley J. Waffa, MSPH, DVM We’ve all been there… your dog is vomiting and you’re wondering, should I go to the vet? But why do dogs throw up in the first place? And what will a veterinarian do to assess the situation? And most importantly, when is it okay to wait…Read More
Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in Durham
Durham is home to a plethora of local breweries, many of which are dog-friendly and feature large outdoor and indoor spaces, which can be particularly accommodating for dogs. Here are some of our favorites: Ponysaurus: Located in the Downtown East neighborhood of Durham, Ponysuarus has become a popular weekend destination. The 6,000 square feet facility…Read More
Most Popular Dog Parks in Durham
Dog parks can be a fun way for your dog to socialize with other dogs, get some energy out and explore new sights and sounds. It’s also nice for your pup to enjoy some time off leash, particularly if you don’t have a backyard at home. Here are some of the most popular dog parks…Read More
Most Popular Dog Parks in Cary
Dog parks can be a fun way for your dog to socialize with other dogs, get some energy out, and explore new sights and sounds. It’s also nice for your pup to enjoy some time off-leash, particularly if you don’t have a backyard at home. Here are some of the most popular off-leash dog parks…Read More
Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in Cary
Cary is home to some fantastic local breweries, many of which have large outdoor seating areas designed with dogs in mind. When thinking about dog-friendly spaces, we like locations that have a lot of space – especially outdoor space – for dogs to run and play, on or off leash. Here are some of our…Read More