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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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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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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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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 - 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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M*A*S*H Mobile Animal Shelter

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, In : Events 

For Paws Hospice set to introduce its Mobile Animal Shelter M*A*S*H Unit at Mutt Strut Event benefiting The Humane Society, March 20th on Honeymoon Island, near Tampa Bay, FL.

The M*A*S*H concept is familiar to most Americans as the Korean War Mobile Army Surgical Hospital popularized by the long running television series by the same name.

"Although we won't be doing surgery," says Nancy Weikle President of For Paws Hospice, "we will be offering First Aid, and comfort to animals at pet events t...

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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 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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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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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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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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