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

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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.

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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Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about veterinarians

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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?

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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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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?

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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.

The Holiday Gifts You Hate Getting Can Also Sicken Your Pet

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Written by Sally White on behalf of Vet Supply Shop. 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.

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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. You’ve got your itinerary set, your tickets are booked, your Bermuda shorts are packed, and you’re ready to go. There’s just one thing: where to leave your cat(s) and dog(s)? This is one of the most common questions travelers with pets encounter, and the answer really depends on what both you and your pets are most comfortable with.

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A video on the importance of pet insurance

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This is the sad truth for many animals, as 56 per cent of vets interviewed claimed that over the past five years they had to put down cats or dogs because their owners simply could not afford the expensive treatments.

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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 !

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Back to School with PetMD University

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There is a health library, symptom checker, blogs, news, and even an “ask a vet” area. When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school!

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Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

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This was a guest post provided by York Vet supplies. Humans and animals share an extremely important bond. For centuries the two have coexisted together and studies have shown that animals can provide much more than just companionship.

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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.

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. Your vet can advise you about your dog’s specific nutritional needs, and you should always check the label to see what exactly is in the food you feed your dog.

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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 ).

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 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. Dogs seem like pretty hardy animals for the most part, perfectly capable of eating all sorts of foods.

Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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And, speaking of poisons, talk to your vet before putting down any rat or ant poison, which can sicken your pet before it reaches its intended target. Take one look at the viral blog, Pet Shaming , and it’s difficult to retain any illusions about our furry friends.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Written by Sally White on behalf of Minster Vets. 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. Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices. If you want a slightly unusual pet that has lots of personality and can also be petted, consider keeping a couple of goats.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Save money caring for your pet

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This can potentially lead in fewer trips to the vet with a healthier active lifestyle for your pet, and it will keep you in shape at the same time! So you finally got that present you have always wanted since you were a little kid.

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Transport your feline friend in style

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If your poorly cat needs to take a trip to the vet, or if they’re going on an adventure with you, it’s important for the safety of both you that they’re secure in their carrier or case. No one ever wants to put their cat into a carry case, but there are times when we have to.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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If you don’t yet have a vet lined up in your new town, ask your current provider for recommendations. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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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