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Experts urging equine vaccination

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, In : News 
Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus risingAnimal Health Experts Warn Horse Owners About Early Danger Signs of Widespread Mosquito-Borne Diseases

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Animal health experts warn that fatal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile are being reported in numerous states, even in areas where activity has been low for several years. This follows a rise in the early warning signs of mosquito-borne diseases that include Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile...

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Veterinary Rx discount grant program

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : News 

We published the following article earlier this year but it deserves repeating.

The National Association of Counties
in partnership with Caremark, corporate owner of CVS Pharmacies has established a grant program to fund discounts on prescription medications to American Families who are either uninsured or underinsured.

The discount card automatically earns on average a 24% discount of prescription drugs at more than 6000 locations across the country.

We contacted the NACo office in Washington,...

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Help pets stay stress-free this Fourth

Posted by Taxi on Thursday, June 17, 2010, In : News 
Natural Pet Remedies help pet anxiety from fear of fireworks and other sounds associated with summer.

June 17 - The sounds of summer are in the air and for most, this means relaxation and music to our ears. But for your pet, the louder noises that accompany warm weather -- thunderstorms, fireworks, unfamiliar guests -- are often a source of pet anxiety.

Fears of fireworks and other loud noises are not uncommon for your pet. Dogs often express their fear with destructive behavior such as barkin...
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Stamp Out Hunger event

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, May 3, 2010, In : News 
Now normally you won't find me pump'n up the post office but this time I gotta hand to those guys and gals in blue they've come up with a good deal for all us hungry mutts out there...Stamp Out Hunger.

Designed to coincide with USPS annual food drive this Saturday May 8th the post office is releasing this year's newest stamp picturing some of us good look'n dogs and cats urging Americans to adopt a shelter pet.

Thanks to USPS' partnership with Ellen DeGeneres' whose H.A.L.O. pet food brand has...
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Non profit offers free discount perscription cards to families including pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, In : News 

The National Association of Counties (NAC0) a non-profit organization advocating for counties and their residents across America has partnered with CVS Caremark to offer a discounted drug program to Americans.

The discount applies to any member of your family including pets when veterinary prescriptions are presented.

The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program lets any American download a discount card that automatically earns on average a 24% discount of prescription drugs at more than 6...

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Of cats and carry ons

Posted by Metro k on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : News 

For those of us who choose to make animals a welcome part of our homes and families vacation usually means a leisurely road trip, perhaps a stay-cation or Dog forbid a boarding kennel and all the guilt that goes with that.

Now Southwest Airlines has an alternative, the 'I can take my buddy on board fare' or 'Who's that doggy in the window seat.'

The program as one would imagine comes with many ifs, ands and wherefores but still offers the furry traveler the luxury of basic 21st century ai...

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Metro kat joins Taxi dog blog

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, In : News 

We hired a new associate editor this week cause hey, we can’t do this all by ourselves.

He’s green sure but not from lack of experience; a former city desk editor at
Greener Magazine Metro kat comes to Taxi dog blog with ten years of experience covering city hall, crime and the occasional celebrity cat fight.

Metro k will be taking over as editor of editorials here at Taxi and we’re sure you’ll like his restaurant reviews as well...
Later, Taxi d

I'm torn today because I wanted to br...

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Back to school: Veterinarians combine stethoscopes, microscopes

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

New Fellowship Program Partners Nonprofit, Industry and Academia to Provide Solution for Critical Shortage of Animal Health Scientists

Denver/August 31, 2009 — Private practice isn’t for everyone, but for graduating veterinary students facing an average of $120,000 in debt, it often is the only logical choice. A new program—the Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship for Advanced Study—gives current practitioners necessary financial support while th...

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Pet hospice care gains popularity

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, In : News 

Updated: July 27, 2009 01:49 PM EDT

Indianapolis - When a pet has a terminal illness, you may have to make a difficult decision. While many pet owners may immediately think of putting the animal to sleep, there is another option. It's called palliative care, or hospice care. It involves caring for the animal at home and keeping him comfortable until the end of life.

Dr. Sandi Norman, Indiana State Board of Animal Health, knows about this issue on a personal level. Continue reading

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