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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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!

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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.

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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?

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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! All dressed up to visit the vet. What makes a healthy pet?

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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.

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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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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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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?

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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.

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Can dogs eat human foods?

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The vet at Pet Food Selector has complied a comprehensive list of human foods and their safety for dogs. We love this handy infographic that they created as a quick guide for what to give your dog, and which foods … Continue reading → The post Can dogs eat human foods?

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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.

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The Holiday Gifts You Hate Getting Can Also Sicken Your Pet

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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. This is actually the third book in his vet series.

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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.

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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 ).

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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.

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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. But if Dr. Newest Vet can figure it out, more power to him!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

2013 196

#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.

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On the Vetsulin "Recall"

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I alerted my regular (non-specialist) vet of this and though he didn't treat me like a crazy person, he didn't do any research, either. Last night, my vet called to update me.

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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.

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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.

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On "Discarded" Greyhounds

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Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

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He has been vetted and is healing nicely. Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ? Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden.

Powder Puff, RIP, and More

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You may recall that when I took him to the vet (and at that time I thought he was a she) I asked them to check him out and they said he looked fine.

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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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.,

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On Charles and Project Treadstone

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The vet did give me a hard time about the dogs' animal-free diets (my traditional vets don't, ironically), and my response was that unless she could show me some research that his particular type of injury needs animal protein to heal, I wasn't going to change anything.

Creature Update

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For these reasons, my vet had no problem with me stockpiling Vetsulin. The vets say that Charles' condition doesn't warrant another surgery, and that sometimes it takes a couple of years (!) As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me.

Smattering Sunday

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Dr. Newest Vet sent this to me from yesterday's day at "camp" for Charles. CharlesCamp1 from Mary Martin on Vimeo (which it looks like I'm going to have to upgrade to improve the picture).

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home Coming to Orlando

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You can also post our flyers at local community bulletin boards (universities/colleges, coffee shops, grocery/health food stores, libraries, community centers, gyms, yoga studios, animal shelters, vet offices, pet supply stores, laundromats, etc.)