Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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What makes a healthy pet? 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! missing your pet’s yearly check up is like missing 5 years of checkups! You wouldn’t go that long without a check up, make sure your pet doesn’t either. All dressed up to visit the vet.

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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 too is good news for pet owners whose only options previously were either an expensive and invasive surgery or euthanasia.

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Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD

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Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. He’ll even pilot the … Continue reading → The post Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets.

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Importance of vet care.

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During these economic times, some pet owners are waiting longer than usual to schedule appointments with their veterinarian. But small health problems can escalate into larger issues that become more serious for the pet down the road. For optimum health and wellness, all pets should have a veterinarian exam at least once a year. For many pets, more frequent visits may be needed. Pets often hide that they’re hurting. Importance of vet care.

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Minimising your cat’s stress when visiting the vet

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There are a lot of aspects which surround taking a trip to the vet that can make animals feel uneasy. Firstly, the fact that your cat is heading to the vets may mean that they are already feeling under the weather – something which will not be helped by physical upheaval. To help minimize your cat’s stress on trips to the vet, it’s important to get them used to both their cat carrier and being in transit well in advance of any excursions. guest post pet care

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When Vet Bills Get out of Control

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Always maintain a healthy, balanced diet for your pet. Poor diets contribute to a host of health problems, so it’s important to always feed your pet the best food on the market. Basic preventive pet care, something you can do on your own at home without a veterinarian or the associated costs, can provide early warning signs for serious ailments and slash the costs of eventual treatment. Regular grooming can save you and your pet a lot of heartache. Here’s the scenario.

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Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

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Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. This is actually the third book in his vet series.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. Educate yourself on your destination locale’s pet entry regulations, licensing regulations, and laws by contacting the State Veterinarian or State Department of Agriculture and the City Clerk’s office, local humane organization, or area animal control facility. Verify that your house or apartment allows pets. Have you moved with a pet before? pet car

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Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy #GetHealthyHappy

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Recently we have been sharing different ways to have healthy pets. Hopefully you have enjoyed the information from the ‘Healthier Pets. Today is our last post in the series so we wanted to recap three easy ways to keep your pet healthy and happy. Regular Vet Visits. Did you know that not visiting a vet for a year is like you avoiding your doctor for five years? Choosing the right food for your pet can be overwhelming. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. Educate yourself on your destination locale’s pet entry regulations, licensing regulations, and laws by contacting the State Veterinarian or State Department of Agriculture and the City Clerk’s office, local humane organization, or area animal control facility. Verify that your house or apartment allows pets. Have you moved with a pet before?

2012 160

Pet-Friendly Travel Tips

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Pet-Friendly Travel Tips. As you’re planning an upcoming trip, be sure to count your pet in as you prepare. Pet friendly hotels, campgrounds and other summer vacation facilities recognize that “family vacation” just wouldn’t be the same without Fido and Sylvester! Being prepared will not only ease vacation stress, but also ensure your summer trip is a fabulous pet vacation. There is a fee and are a limited number of pets on each flight. guest post pet care

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Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

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As animal lovers, we sometimes go to extremes to not only pamper our pets, but to make life with our four-legged friends more enjoyable and healthier for everyone. We try to feed our pets the best food possible not only because we want them to be healthy, but to avoid high vet bills or the need for petmeds. Luckily for us, we also have some 21st-century devices available to us that can make caring for our beloved pets a lot easier. guest post pet care

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Pet Amber Alert

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A site that is dedicated to helping lost pets and their owners reunite? Thankfully our pets have not been lost, so I can’t tell you first hand how well it works. Pet owners can choose from three different options, Poster Alert, Phone Alert, or Amber Alert. The Poster Alert option will send a faxed Lost Pet Poster to vets, shelters, animal control, etc., so they are aware of the pet that has been lost.

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Save money caring for your pet

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The arrival of your new playmate, a pet. Whether its Dalmatian dog, a Persian cat, a tropical bird or even an exotic lizard from a faraway country, this is what you have been craving, the satisfaction you get when your pet looks up at its new owner with that ´please look after me’ look. So after all the excited starts to settle there are numerous things that need to be thought about, most in importantly how will you take the best possible care of this new pet as you can?

2012 133

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. Fido Pet Adoptions (iOS, Android). When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. Pet First Aid (iPhone).

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Keeping your pet healthy is very essential for the Owner

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If you have a pet, it is your responsibility and you need to ensure that you take good care of it. Some of the most common pets in today’s homes include dogs and cats. You need to understand that your pet is like a member of your family and thus, you cannot afford to ignore it. A healthy pet is a happy pet. Like humans, if your pet is healthy, it suffers from fewer diseases. Surely, you want your pet to live a long life. guest post pet care

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How to Identify Food Intolerances in Pets

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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. Food allergies and food intolerances affect our pets much the same way they strike humans. However, food sensitivity can be difficult to recognize in a pet because they can’t tell us how they feel.

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Can A Hawk Carry Off Your 12-Pound Pet?

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No hawk can carry off a 12-pound pet. No hawk can carry off a 3-pound pet. That did not stop a New Jersey animal shelter from publishing this rabble-rousing flyer on Facebook, all written in alarming red capital letters: PARK RANGERS AND VET OFFICES ARE PUTTING OUT WARNINGS. THE PETS THAT ARE IN REAL DANGER ARE THE ONES WHO ARE 12 POUNDS AND UNDER. THESE ARE THE PETS THAT HAWKS CAN SWOOP DOWN AND GRAB. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS OUTSIDE WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. So if you fancy having pets that produce free eggs, consider keeping ducks or geese. Written by Sally White on behalf of Vet Supply Shop.

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Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

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Spending time with animals or keeping them as pets is associated with a number of health benefits especially those concerned with mental, social, and physiologic health issues. Over the past 25 years numerous specific scientific studies have been carried out which suggest that animal companionship can improve human cardiovascular health, reduce stress levels, decrease the feeling of loneliness and depression and ease social interactions among people who choose to have pets.

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Making Trips to the Vet Easier [Infographic]

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Your dog might understandably be quite apprehensive about going to the vet and the whole experience is often very stressful for them. It’s a trip that they will almost certainly need to make at some point, though, so find out … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. If you want a slightly unusual pet that has lots of personality and can also be petted, consider keeping a couple of goats. Yes, you can’t keep them inside, but they do make truly great pets. Written by Sally White on behalf of Minster Vets.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Take one look at the viral blog, Pet Shaming , and it’s difficult to retain any illusions about our furry friends. To enjoy the most of your pet (and your home), it’s best to take action with these top 5 pet proofing strategies. See What Your Pet Sees. It’s next to impossible to defend against your pet’s impulses without know just what it is that will tempt them. That’s right, it’s time to get right down to your pet’s level.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. So if you fancy having pets that produce free eggs, consider keeping ducks or geese. Written by Sally White on behalf of Vet Supply Shop.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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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. Spector, DVM, DACVIM, offers the following tips to help you be prepared when a disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, strikes your home: If you are ever instructed to leave your home during an emergency situation, ALWAYS take your pets with you. Pet toy. - Pet blanket. pet care

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Pet Accessories: A Must for Your Pets Happiness

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Pampering your pet with care, love and affection is a great way to ensure a happy family pet, but they also need to have an array of pet accessories to keep them healthy, active and happy. When you first get your pet it is great fun to look at the ranges of pet accessories such as feeding bowls, collars, id tags, beds and more. Life with the Internet has made searching for pet accessories very simple as most can be ordered and delivered straight to your door.

2010 116

Pet Symptoms You Should Not Overlook

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You love your pet, right? Responsible pet owners know they need to pay close attention to their little friends. If your pet is experiencing these symptoms, it might be time for a visit to the veterinarian’s office. Vomiting and diarrhea: Even responsible pet owners overlook this occasionally because it is such a common occurrence in dogs and cats. Itching and scratching: These symptoms are easy to disregard because our pets do it so often.

2010 109

Good Idea: Pet Keeper

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It’s called “Good Idea&# , and will feature products for pets that we think are a good idea but haven’t had the chance to try out yet. It keeps everything that you need for your pet in one place, and does it in style. 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!

2009 100

On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

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One of those is vet bills, which of course aren't deductible, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't know the total. I've written about my ambivalence regarding "pet" ownership/guardianship/insert-whatever-term-you're-comfortable-with, and also about my strong belief in helping individuals, but I don't recall addressing whether the having of pets is not vegan. Because I'm a highly-social, party-loving gal who loves to get gussied up and enjoy an all-nighter on New Year's Eve, I.

2010 108

Guest Post: Understanding Pet Food Labels

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De-mystify the labeling on a lot of pet food – “natural,&# “raw,&# “human grade,&# “FDA approved&#. Karen Scoggins, My Perfect Pet. With so many products on the market all claiming to be the best, how does the average pet owner know whether the food they are purchasing for their pets is really healthy and safe? Pet food may be highly processed and still be considered “natural”.

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22

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Pet parents know that taking your pet to the vet is an important part of making sure the stay healthy and well. Pets Best Insurance is the first to offer a plan that is just for cats! Did you know that you can now get low-cost feline specific health plans, with plan options starting at less than $4 a month? We think that is pretty great.

2012 162

Do dogs get colds?

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Not just dogs though, pet birds, ferrets, and even pet rats are all able to catch a cold from a person. If you have a cold, it’s best to keep your distance from your beloved pet so you don’t spread it. Be sure to wash your hands before handling your pet and their food and water until your cold subsides (although that is just good practice all the time, cold or not). dogs pet care

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Did someone say treats?

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We’ve been to the vet a few times, and are now trying to help her get her weight back up. Of course, she is loving the fact that the vet has given her permission to eat peanut butter, mac and cheese, and more of her favorite treats from Cesar ( Cesar Softies Grilled Chicken Flavor ). cute animals cute of the day our pets Our sweet pup has been a bit sick recently.

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#DogProblems giveaway!

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The hope is to get concerned owners to talk to their vet about pet food allergies – they even created a Symptom Checker for people to learn more about the topic. The winner will get: Purina-branded medium Wash’n Zip pet bed (the Oatmeal Sherpa) and Purina pet water bowl – an approximate value of over $70. dogs giveaways pet care

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Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Fortunately, pet foster parents offer a solution to this issue by allowing pets the time to adjust to a home life with human companions before they find their forever home.

Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. ” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy. Pets need proper nutrition to live healthy and happy lives. Luckily there is a lot of information to help pet parents make good choices when it comes to what to feed your pet. You can even take this quiz: Is my pet eating quality food ? Win $100 toward your next vet check up and a rebate, too!

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Unlikely Companions

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Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love) is a fun read about what it is like to be an exotic pet vet. As an … Continue reading → books

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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. The vet gave her a VOM treatment , which seemed to help her for awhile. our pets pet careJust as our dog Baby was fully recovered from her patella surgery, she got very sick this week.

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Giveaway: It’s a Dog’s Life Journal

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There is a pocket for keeping memorabilia, and even a very handy vet visit tracker (this is something all pet owners should have). books dogs gifts for pet lovers giveaways Did you just adopt a dog? Maybe you or someone you know is adding a puppy to their family soon? The It’s a Dog’s Life Journal: A Journal of Our First Year Together by Knock Knock is an adorable way to record all those firsts together.

2013 195

Lick Granuloma

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You should seek advice from your vet to discover the underlying causal factor whether it be behavioural or physiological. Steroids may be injected into the area or antibiotics prescribed for infections however talk to your vet about the associated problems of administering these drugs on a long term basis so you are aware of the serious side effects that may accompany these drugs. guest post pet care sponsored post

2012 157

What Foods you should Avoid Feeding your Dog?

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Sugarless foods contain artificial sweeteners that can interfere with insulin production in your pet. Keep your vet’s number handy, as well as the number for the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center – 888-426-4435. This blog post was provided by HowToPayMyVet.com, a website dedicated to vet bill assistance. Whether you need help with vet bills for a dog, cat, or other pet, howtopaymyvet.com can provide the assistance you need to pay your bills on time.

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Back to School with PetMD University

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In addition to the courses, the site offers a lot of other great information about pet care as well. There is a health library, symptom checker, blogs, news, and even an “ask a vet” area. Join me and other pet lovers on Twitter May 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST for a special #BlogPawsChat with staff members of PetMD University! cats dogs pet care websites When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school!

2013 172

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Choosing the right pet for your child is key. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids. Have you ever seen a kid talk to a pet and the animal responds by wagging its tail or purring? I got my first pets, mice and guinea pigs, when I was 8.