Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year. Sure a visit to the vet can be a bit stressful sometimes, but it’s so worthwhile! All dressed up to visit the vet. What makes a healthy pet?

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Vet-Stem

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About a year ago I posted information about the launch of a new stem cell therapy for dogs ( Vet-Stem ). Since the launch Vet-Stem has treated more that 1800 dogs and more than 5,000 animals total. In Winter of 2008, Vet-Stem published a double blind placebo study in Veterinary Therapeutics which analyzed the effect of stem cells on dogs’ elbows. This is good news both in terms of money savings, but also because of possible side effects from medication during a lifetime use.

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Paws For The Balkans

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World Vets is deploying to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

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The first day at the vet she was given an injection of fluids, and several medications for her to take. Sadly she has even had small seizures due to the pain of the illness and we had her back at the vet’s office again today.

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How Much is Your Animal Worth?

Critter News

Here is an article about the high cost of vet care and the ethical questions of how much do you spend. Do you ask the vet to euthanize the animal? Do you pay for the cat's medical treatment? I measure our cat Charlotte (pictured above in the masthead) in 42" HDTV's. She's at about 3 at the moment. Maybe 4 with all the meds and followup visits. If you decide to treat the cat, how much are you willing to pay? 5,000? Whatever it takes? No more HDTV's for her

Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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If you have an animal that gets overly excited or motion sick, inquire about any medications that might help ease your pet’s discomfort on the trip. If you don’t yet have a vet lined up in your new town, ask your current provider for recommendations.

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On Talking With Veterinarians About Vegan Food

Animal Person

We have a request, and it's an issue I've written about a handful of times but never had this particular question answered by readers: How do you talk with your vet--who is against feeding your dog vegan food--about your choice to do so? I'm fortunate to have a regular (non-specialist) vet who has no problem at all with a vegan diet for dogs. Because Violet and Charles are chock full of medical issues, they have a handful of specialists. My vet asks every time I go.)

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On Flourless Cakes and Injuries

Animal Person

And after a $250 vet trip it became this--. Charles Hobson Booger, III has been to I believe 4 vets (some several times) and hasn't been able to use his back right leg for 5 months (and yes, atrophy has set in). After the ligament medication it wasn't the ligament.

Kenny Glenn Abuses a Cat on Youtube

Critter News

In fact, he's an excellent subject for a medical experiment. By the way, the cat Dusty is with a vet pending the results of the investigation. This is the news story that's sweeping the Internet. The video below is from the local news station and shows some edited footage of the abuse.

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Good Idea: Pet Keeper

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The PetKeeper comes with a VetKeeper pouch that you can keep important medical records and medications in, while also being removable making it easy to take with you to the vet. We have a new feature here at 4 The Love of Animals!

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Help a NYC Puppy

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I volunteer for a local animal rescue so I took the dog off her hands, but since this dog hasn’t had medical care, he can’t yet be housed in a shelter as it could put both him and the other animals at risk.

New Year, Old Cat

Critter News

In December, she had serious trouble breathing so we rushed her to the emergency vet again. It was a horrible night, but she made it through the night and recovered at our regular vet's. Now she is on THREE medications that seems to work and that cat is HELL to medicate. So, Charlotte the Cat Queen is an ongoing saga. In 2007, she was diagnosed with pyothorax and was hospitalized for almost a week. Then in April 2008, we were told she had terminal cancer.

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How to Identify Food Intolerances in Pets

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It might surprise you to learn that according to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association approximately 10% to %15 of dogs are prone to developing food allergies or food intolerance before they reach the age of 4. For new puppies that are under the age of 1-year, many vets will recommend probiotics, which can be purchased online via a Canadian drug store and dispensed in your pet’s food in order to establish gut balance and good digestion early on.

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Keeping your pet healthy is very essential for the Owner

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You can buy shampoos and soap for your pet to keep away harmful flees you can visit vet medic frontline products for more information these products. If you have a pet, it is your responsibility and you need to ensure that you take good care of it.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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If you have an animal that gets overly excited or motion sick, inquire about any medications that might help ease your pet’s discomfort on the trip. If you don’t yet have a vet lined up in your new town, ask your current provider for recommendations.

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Pet-Friendly Travel Tips

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Preparing to Leave – Before leaving for vacation with your pet, be sure to visit your local vet for a check-up. Be sure to ask for a health certificate when you’re at the vet and all of your pet’s vaccination tags. Pet-Friendly Travel Tips.

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Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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It features a database of common medical emergencies, including CPR, treating bleeding and fractures, and safely restraining or muzzling a dog who is violent or seizing. You can also use it to track your pet’s medical history, including weight gain over time and detailed information on each veterinarian visit. You can also record vet visits, schedule checkups, and record medications or possible allergies so that your vet has the best possible information to treat your pet.

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Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanks to PurinaCare’s “chief vet,&# Dr. Bill Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance for providing us with this information! Xylitol toxicity in pets may be fatal and requires immediate medical attention.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Similarly, these ingredients may increase parasite infection, increasing the money you must spend on vet care and pet medications. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Are you ready to get a dog?

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Not just the cost of its food (which for large dogs, can be a lot), but the price of vets bills and any other little extras that you might like to splash out on, such as luxury dog beds or pampering treats. The idea of owning a dog is alluring for many of us.

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Taking Care of your Furry Friends While You’re Away

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Board with a Vet or Farm. Many vets also provide boarding services , which would be particularly ideal for pets with health issues. Just like with other boarding options, you’ll also want to make sure you bring along any comforting goodies from home, and that you leave detailed instructions for feeding, walking, and medication, as well as important phone numbers in case of emergency.

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Looking after your dog’s joints.

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With this in mind, gently feel your pet’s limbs and joints and always take them to a Vet should you have the smallest inkling that something is wrong. Sadly, one in seven canines is diagnosed with arthritis.

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Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Vet visits – Some foster pets will have had very poor nutrition or certain medical conditions that have not been properly addressed depending on the circumstances from where they came.

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Update on Proposition 2 in CA

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In July, the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)’s board of directors voted 9-4 to endorse Prop 2. The action prompted many farmed animal vets to leave CVMA and form the Association of California Veterinarians, which subsequently voted to oppose the ballot initiative, reports Feedstuffs. Again, thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this update on California's proposition 2.

Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group. The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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Folder with list of types of vaccination records & medical history to get from vet. Make sure to include a pre-signed medical treatment authorization in your kit. With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. VCA veterinarian Donna J.

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Book: Shift Your Habit

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Save the Planet: Adopting a shelter pet not only saves a life, but it reduces demand for purebred animals, which are more likely to have medical problems due to genetic abnormalities. The Shift: Buy flea and tick medicine and any other pet medications online and in bulk instead of buying them one month at a time from your vet. Good for You: Save time driving and sitting in waiting rooms at the vet office.

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Pet Symptoms You Should Not Overlook

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Coughing: Waste no time in getting to the vet. Guest post by Leah Gallin of Medical Assistant Schools where you can find information about medical assistant certification. You love your pet, right? Of course you do. You’ll do everything you can to make sure your little guy lives the longest, happiest, healthiest life possible. Responsible pet owners know they need to pay close attention to their little friends.

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Guest Post: Bonding with your kitten.

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You will need to take your cat to the vet yearly for a check-up to ensure that everything is fine with your furry friend and that there are no problems that you may not have noticed. This guest post comes to us from Joy, from Animal Friends Insurance. Bonding With Your Kitten.

Critters (and Couture!) For The Cure

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Almost 90% of every dollar raised at the Gala will go directly to local women in need – whether is used to shop for groceries, fill a prescription, purchase wigs and prosthetics, or take a dog to the vet. Committee members and sponsors will be joined by members of the political, professional, medical, and philanthropic communities to help fight the ongoing battle against womens cancer. We love it when people and animals come together for a great cause!

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