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 Vet Who Did Not Vet

Critter News

And hey, the title also uses the word vet in TWO different ways that don't mean veterinarian. OK, it doesn't have a lot to do with "critters" per se, other then the fact that it deals with That One that approves of killing wolves and polar bears. And it's really really funny.

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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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Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about veterinarians

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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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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.

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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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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).

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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. 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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

Animal Person

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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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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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.

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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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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

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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. 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 !

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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? 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!

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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? 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

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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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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Charles Comes Home!

Animal Person

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

Animal Person

From and article by: Ms T Baker Co-ordinator, (which has that fabulous Racism=Speciesism=Sexism graphic on its front page) Dougie is the third greyhound in as many months – which we know of – to have been subjected to this kind of attack but sadly, he was the only one to survive.

Powder Puff, RIP, and More

Animal Person

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.

#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.

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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. 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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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.

On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

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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On Charles and Project Treadstone

Animal Person

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

Animal Person

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

Animal Person

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

Animal Person

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.)

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.

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