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Standards of care in animal shelters

Posted by Taxidog on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Critter care 

December 6, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians released “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,” a document that the organization calls "the first comprehensive report of its kind."

Among the contributors to this two-year project are Doctors Kate Hurley and Sandra Newbury of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Hurley directs the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Newbury works for the program as the national shelter medicine extension veterinarian, and she is ...


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Tips for buying discount pet medications online

Posted by on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, In : Critter care 

 
By D. Thurmond, D.V.M.

Let's face it - we spend a lot of money on our pets. They deserve the best care we can provide as members of our family. Veterinary care for pets has advanced significantly in recent years as have medications to prevent disease and parasites, and to stop the pain of arthritis or surgery.

Changes in veterinary care reflect the importance we place on family pets today. For many years dogs were spayed and sent home without any provision for pain. Today, it is routine for yo...

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No bones about it

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Critter care 
Editor's note: We published the following FDA Report in our newsletter Dogs Life earlier this week and found there were some differing opinions on the subject. Tell us what you "treat" your dog with and if bones are part of their diet we'd like your opinion -write to ForPawsHospice@hotmail.com, subject: Bones


The idea that it’s natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it’s a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.



“Some people think it’s safe to ...
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Medications for Your Pet: 10 Questions to Ask Your Vet

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, In : Critter care 
FDA Consumer Health Information www.fda.gov/consumer - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 30

Knowing the right questions to ask can help you treat your pet properly when medication is prescribed.


To prevent or treat an illness in your pet, your veterinarian may prescribe a medication.

Understanding important information about the medication and how to treat your pet can help your animal’s recovery or continued good health.

“Just as you would talk to your doctor about a medicine prescribed for y...


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A New Year's wish for Baby

Posted by Taxi dog on Sunday, January 3, 2010, In : Critter care 

When you can't breathe nothing else matters; Baby a 10 year old cockatiel suffering respiratory distress is spending this first weekend of the new year at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa http://www.floridaveterinaryspecialists.com/ her best chance for survival, close observation and the cool environment of a pure oxygen atmosphere.

Baby's owner found For Paws Hospice through a friend network and the volunteers immediately knew this small bird needed their help. The first call to FVS o...


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Veterinary research initiative announced

Posted by Metro k on Thursday, October 29, 2009, In : Critter care 

DENVER, Oct. 28 -- Helping animals enjoy longer, healthier lives requires ongoing scientific animal health research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat animals. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in supporting research to prevent, treat and even cure disease in companion animals, horses and wildlife, has committed to funding more than 200 animal health studies in 2010, with support for those studies totaling $13 million over the next three years. Read ...


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National Cook for your Pet Day

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, In : Critter care 

That's right, November 1st is National Cook for Your Pets Day, We don't know if that is an official Day like St. Swithen's Day or Leif Erikson Day which just happens to coincide with the Last Day of Sukkot the Hebrew seven day celebration also know as the Feast of Booths but just the same National Cook for your Pet Day has its own website and presumably lots of fans who can't wait to see what culinary delights their parents will serve up.



Now before you go all Iron Chef on your critters a few ...


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Real dogs need real food

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, October 5, 2009, In : Critter care 
Today we present the first in a series on nutrition for companion animals written by Dr. Janice Elenbaas, DC.

Dr. Elenbaas has enjoyed a long and successful career as a Chiropractor to both humans and animals. As the first woman recognized in Canada to treat animals and a founding member of the first Ontario Veterinarian Chiropractic Association Janice is passionate about animals’ health. Combining four years of nutritional study with a natural approach to health care and her lifelong lov...


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When the rains come...

Posted by Taxi dog on Thursday, September 24, 2009, In : Critter care 

With two months remaining of the 2009 hurricane season and as flood waters begin to recede in the Southeast, a cautionary tale.




In the last week as hundreds have looked to the American Red Cross for shelter officials estimate the number of people needing help could still rise dramatically.

More than 220 people took refuge Monday and Tuesday in Red Cross shelters in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Georgia has been hit the hardest, particularly around the city of Atlanta where a...


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Compassionate veterinary hospice

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Critter care 

It happens to every pet owner; at some point in your relationship you have to make the decision to end a companion’s suffering. It’s never an easy decision or one that you make with any degree of surety and the questions always remain, did I do the right thing? Was it necessary now?



The compassionate act of veterinary euthanasia is wrought with angst, second guessing and self recrimination all because there is no readily available alternative. A companion animal’s quality of life is a ...


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Facility 1st Chicago 24/7 ER for pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Critter care 

AETC: Constant, Compassionate Care

CHICAGO, Aug. - September 1, Chicago's approximately 1.6 million pets will have access to 24-hour emergency medical attention. Animal Emergency & Treatment Center (AETC) will be the only veterinary emergency and specialty center in the city to offer care at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year.




"The construction of our state of the art Chicago treatment center is right on track," said Dr. Matt H. Tompkins, DVM, co-founder and managing partner of AET...


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Community veterinary grants aid pet families

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Critter care 

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 - Veracity Payment Solutions and BluePearl Veterinary Partners have joined in the Bequest Affinity Program to provide community level assistance to families who cannot afford the full cost of their pet's health care. 


Bequest enables veterinarians to request and receive grants for discretionary pet care electronically from their point of sale terminal. The Veracity Community Foundation will maintain and disburse all funding activities for Bequest.

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partn...


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Mobile dog heart health tour

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Critter care 

Providing free heart exams

Mobile exam room to visit St. Louis and Chicago this monthST. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 17 -- Later this month, dog owners in the Midwest will find that getting their pets' hearts checked is a walk in the park. Veterinary cardiologists on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will make stops with a sound-proof medical unit at local parks in St. Louis on August 28 and in Chicago on August 30 to perform free dog heart examinations.


 

In addition to providing free heart health sc...


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Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Critter care 

Don't Miss Your Chance to Honor Your Veterinarian

Nationwide Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians for Dedication to Improving Animal Health and Well-Being - Deadline
August 31 
 


DENVER, Aug. 18 - Nominate your veterinarian for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet contest, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The national short-essay contest honors America's veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening the bonds we have with our pets. The contest e...


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Pet Rx, a companion's guide

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, In : Critter care 

For millions of health-conscious Americans, the annual checkup has become a routine practice. Like people, dogs and cats can benefit from routine wellness exams too. But with one important difference – pets age faster than people.

On average, most dogs and cats reach adulthood by age two.  By age four, many pets are entering middle age. And by age seven, most dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years

Because dogs and cats age seven times faster, on average, than pe...


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Emergency planning for pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Saturday, June 27, 2009, In : Critter care 

Emergencies can happen and it is best to be prepared.  Whether your concern is tornados or hurricanes or other natural disasters, it's important to take precautions for your pets. Here are some tips to help you care for your pets, dogs and cats during stressful emergency situations.  

Know where to go:Not all emergency shelters accept pets - and animal shelters and boarding kennels often have limited space. Contact local humane societies or local chapters of the American Red Cross for a lis...


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