Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise

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Tune in tomorrow for the full episode on … Continue reading → The post Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. So what happens when a tortoise shell needs some help? Call Dr. Sims! Watch as he performs a bit of shell maintenance on some of the world’s biggest (but still precious) tortoises! tv wildlife

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay

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Saturday, August 22, is “National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day” (#Cat2VetDay) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on the importance of routine check-ups. Eighty-three percent of … Continue reading → The post National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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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! Our dog Baby actually enjoys visiting her “friends” at the vet’s office, partly because she gets to see them so often! All dressed up to visit the vet. Baby visits the vet once a month for shots to help her with her back.

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Aloha Vet: Babe the Two-Legged Pup Gets Wheels

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This sweet two legged pup gets wheels in the next episode of Aloha Vet. Babe visits children’s hospitals and does lots of … Continue reading → The post Aloha Vet: Babe the Two-Legged Pup Gets Wheels appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. How adorable is Babe? This Saturday, Dr. Sims helps an adorable two-legged dog named Babe become more mobile.

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The “Aloha Vet” Helps Milo the Surfing Dog

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Tomorrow is the season finale of “Aloha Vet” Watch as Dr. Scott Sims helps Milo the surfing dog, and other animals too! We have a sneak peek to share below: “Aloha Vet” airs Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat … Continue reading → The post The “Aloha Vet” Helps Milo the Surfing Dog appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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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. Vet-stem also recently announced that they will now be offering a cell culturing service.

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Tune in to “Aloha Vet” on Nat Geo WILD

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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. 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.

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Importance of vet care.

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There, you’ll also find pet health and behavior articles; pet insurance tips; pet memorials; ask a vet and veterinary expert blog; lost and found and microchip information; travel kit and relocation tips; plus games, contests and local pet events. Importance of vet care. During these economic times, some pet owners are waiting longer than usual to schedule appointments with their veterinarian.

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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.

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Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about veterinarians

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When Vet Bills Get out of Control

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Veterinarians at lower cost facilities undergo the same intense training as vets at state-of-the-art clinics. When it comes to regular vet visits, a low cost vet is always better than no vet at all. Responsible pet owners will find a way to maintain regular vet visits for their pets even in the worst of times. When Vet Bills Get out of Control originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on July 9, 2010. Here’s the scenario.

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Animal Rights Activists Attack Berkeley Vet

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Hey Gregory, time to become a real vet and help sick and wounded animals recover; not ensure the smooth functioning of the torture chambers by assisting vivisectors in callous and fraudulent experiments on fourty-thousand beautiful, innocent beings per year. This via the ALF Press Office : As he left his car parked in a garage on campus, he was whistling and had no idea he had been followed. We preceded to vandalize his shiny new Audi, paid for with blood money.

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Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

2009 100

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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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. Did you know that you can now get low-cost feline specific health plans, with plan options starting at less than $4 a month? Pets Best Insurance is the first to offer a plan that is just for cats! We think that is pretty great. They also found some very interesting data about our feline friends, and we get to share it with you in this fun infographic (click to see full size).

2012 162

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

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Regular Vet Visits. Did you know that not visiting a vet for a year is like you avoiding your doctor for five years? Regular vet visits are important for many reasons, and can help your vet notice any problems early. Regular visits also gives your vet the opportunity to get to know your pets, making it easier to detect changes in their health and behavior. Luckily, your vet can help recommend the best food for your pet.

2014 174

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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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 ). Our sweet pup has been a bit sick recently.

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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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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. Please join BlogPaws, Pet 360 and World Vets in the global disaster response effort to the Bosnia and Serbia flooding.

2014 155

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

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Dr. Ashley Gallagher, vet at the Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C., Even though she is considered a senior, our vet recommended that we keep her eating adult food instead because she has a hard time gaining weight. Win $100 toward your next vet check up and a rebate, too! As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.” ” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy.

2014 180

Do dogs get colds?

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If there is also wheezing involved, it is best to take your dog to the vet right away to rule out other problems that have similar symptoms. As always, if you have any questions about your dog’s condition be sure to call your vet. It’s that time of the year again when the humans start sniffling and sneezing! If you have ever wondered if your dog can get a cold, the answer is yes !

2012 217

Hard for Russian Veterinarians to Use Anesthesia Due to Russian Drug Laws

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Outcry among vets ensued, and it was reinstated for veterinary use in 2004, but under such strict conditions that it is almost impossible to obtain. "It In the last eight years, only 5 percent of vets have obtained licenses to be able to use it," says Irina Novozhilova, president of VITA, an animal rights group. "I This has left vets between a rock and a hard place, with two contradictory laws condemning them whichever way they turn. "If

2012 109

American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (Dog Version)

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Every single bulldog that gets rescued in September and October gets three free months of BarkBox and a full free year of BarkCare, their 24/7 vet service!! This has to be the best music video ever. Not only a great song, there is an adorable bulldog in it, and the best part? It shares the adopt/rescue message! American Authors have teamed up with BarkBox to create this super cute puppy love inspired video for “Best Day of My Life”, and that’s not all!

2013 198

Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

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Then there's her hideous gum disease that has left her few remaining teeth in bad shape but without much to do for them (the vets won't touch them). We spent the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005 getting fired by vet after vet. She spent week after week at the vet, day in and day out. He told me to stop going to the vet because that's what was killing Violet Rays. There she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year.

2011 133

Seizures In Dogs: Could Your Dog Have A Seizure?

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But, any seizure your dog has should be reported to your vet in order to try to determine its cause. After a seizure, take your pet to the vet as soon as possible. It’s important to consider your pet’s blood sugar levels when getting vet check ups. If hypoglycemia is a problem, your vet will advise you on how to tell if your dog’s sugar level is too low and how to bring it back to normal.

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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 team at Purina Veterinary Diets is igniting a conversation around common #DogProblems, like gas (oh, dog gas can be almost deadly, can’t it?!). They are also taking a humorous approach, creating some funny dog memes about common dog problems.

2014 201

How Much is Your Animal Worth?

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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? 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. Do you pay for the cat's medical treatment? 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

2009 100

Update on Charles, Violet Rays & Emily

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The newest vet says swimming won't be that helpful as he doesn't really know how to swim and could hurt himself trying. But he can walk in a lagoon or in a calm ocean, in chest-deep water, says Dr. Newest Vet. Most impressive was that Dr. Newest Vet, after looking at Charles' hundred-page history, said, "My goal is to relieve his discomfort and straighten his back, hence his gait, but also to find out what started him on this course of year-long lameness."

2009 100

First C-Section Performed on a Shark!

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The Discovery Cove animal team and vets are continuing to monitor mom and her pups, who are doing well and eating and behaving normally. Orlando, Fla. August 6, 2013) – For the first time in SeaWorld’s history, a Cesarean section has been performed on a shark. A team of shark experts and veterinarians performed the groundbreaking procedure on a whitetip reef shark at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld’s sister park, in Orlando on July 18, 2013.

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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.

2012 157

Diabetes and Vetsulin Recap

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I somehow became the non-vet, go-to person regarding dogs and diabetes, I suppose due to my frequent blogging about Violet Rays (left), my greyhound who has been through diabetes, blindness (then cataract replacement), glaucoma and retina detachment. The vets I work with agree that testing an animal's glucose level via urine strips is not effective, as you have no idea how long the drops of urine you are testing have been in the bladder.

2010 107

Charles Hobson Booger, III 6/3/03-10/15/10

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He had a corn removed Thursday morning, left the vet looking just fine and happy to be rid of the pain, and by 5:00 pm yesterday, after we were told that he had a less than 5% chance of survival with days of intensive treatment, and after consulting friends who are vets, we decided to euthanize him. . My boyfriend. That's what I called him. Loverboy, Charles, Charlesez, Gorgeous. My husband called him Charlie. He's no longer with us, and our hearts ache. .

2010 100

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. Just as our dog Baby was fully recovered from her patella surgery, she got very sick this week. She was lethargic, wouldn’t eat, and had thrown up several times.

2011 109

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. At this point the vet will run a series of tests to rule out fleas, dermatitis, infection or parasites. Once the vet rules out all common causes of irritation, they will try to pinpoint the food main culprit (e.g.,

2011 163

On Talking With Veterinarians About Vegan Food

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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. My regular vet is a curious guy who doesn't think he knows everything and when something happens that he hasn't encountered (e.g.,

2010 103

Simple tips for happy pets. #GetHappyHealthy

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While regular vet visits and proper nutrition are the foundation, your pet’s mental well being is just as important! Don’t forget about the chance to win $100 towards your next vet checkup from Hill’s Science Diet ! Luckily keeping your pet happy can be a lot of fun for both of you. Today we are talking about the special extras. You know, the little things that can really make a difference. It doesn’t take much to pamper your pet !

2014 200

It’s a Dog’s Life Journal Giveaway

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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). 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.

2012 169

What Foods you should Avoid Feeding your Dog?

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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, a website dedicated to vet bill assistance. Whether you need help with vet bills for a dog, cat, or other pet, can provide the assistance you need to pay your bills on time. Dogs seem like pretty hardy animals for the most part, perfectly capable of eating all sorts of foods.

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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). 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

The Incredible Dr. Pol

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a vet that worked on farm animals? Be sure to tune in tonight to The Incredible Dr. Pol which premiers at 10PM ET on NatGeo! Of course, we have a clip to share with you to get you excited to tune in: With more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine.

2012 149

Charles Comes Home!

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And after vet upon vet, and drug upon drug (and also some acupuncture and chiropractic), we had to take him to Orlando (3 hours north) for an MRI. I've been a bit preoccupied with a couple of stranger-than-fiction situations that recently caused me to tweet "Sometimes I wish there were a god so I'd have someone to blame." But alas. One situation was that Charles, who will turn six on June 3, has been lame for nearly six months.

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On "Discarded" Greyhounds

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The RSPCA believes: " at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or 'retired' dogs aged three or four - simply 'disappear', presumed killed " Many vets will admit to killing healthy greyhounds – by definition it cannot be classed as euthanasia – for a cut price fee, for fear the dogs will be disposed of in a less humane manner and you have to accept the vet’s justification of this when you hear of stories similar to Dougie’s.