Apr
17
2015
May 3 is National Specially Abled Pets Day. It’s a day that celebrates the amazing lives of pets with disabilities. In recognition of special-needs pets, here are stories of animals who have defied their physical limitations to inspire others. ...more
Apr
14
2015

Heatstroke and your pet

by Bekka Burton
Summer is almost here! Are you ready to partake in the slew of fun outdoor activities available for people and pets during the warm months? Of course you are! But, before you grab your Frisbee and head outside, make sure you’re aware of heatstroke—knowing how to prevent, detect, and treat heatstroke could mean the difference between life and death for your furry companion one day. ...more
Apr
13
2015
AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals have a lot of inspiring stories about pets who have beat the odds and overcome illness, neglect, and abuse with care from their veterinary hospitals.

According to NMDOG, an all-volunteer dog rescue in New Mexico, Cub was found by a woman on her way to place flowers on the grave of a loved one on Valentine's Day. The little heeler was in desperate need of help--he was missing his rear left leg completely, with the tibia bone fully exposed. His right leg was dangling, also exposing the tibia. ...more
Apr
9
2015

Nutrition: From deficiency to excess

by Deanne Bonner, RVT, CVPM
The average lifespan of our companion animals is increasing, but for how long? Currently a dog’s life span averages 10 to 12 years, while a cat can live for 12 to 18 years. Enhanced nutrition is a key contributor to longer, higher-quality lives for our pets. Both our understanding of proper nutritional needs and the consistency and availability of quality ingredients has led to improvements. ...more
Apr
7
2015

Beating cancer

by Jen Reeder
Cari Rosinko and her goldendoodle, Ginger, comprise a very special therapy dog team at the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Anaheim, Calif. For years, the two have volunteered in the children’s oncology department, visiting with kids undergoing chemotherapy treatments. But their visits have become particularly meaningful because Ginger is now a cancer survivor—her front right leg was amputated in February 2014 after she was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. Yet her zest for life is undiminished. ...more
Mar
19
2015
Providing regular health care for your cat is essential for a longer, healthier, and more comfortable life for her. Many cats, however, don’t get the regular veterinary care they need due to the amount of stress caused by simply trying to get them to the veterinary hospital. Here, a few tips to make the trip to your veterinarian less stressful—for both your cat and you. ...more
Mar
11
2015
As pet owners, we never want our pets to be diagnosed with heartworms. And chances are, if we’re giving our pets monthly heartworm preventive, they never will be. We know that disease prevention is the safest and most ideal option; however, in the case something goes awry and our furry friend does become infected, there are some important facts to consider for safety during treatment and for optimum recovery....more
Mar
11
2015
If there’s one thing our pets provide more than anything else, it’s unconditional love. And with National Volunteer Week kicking off on April 12, now’s the perfect time to extend that love to others. Getting involved and volunteering with your furry pal is a fun way to spend time together while making a difference in the lives of others. It is also a great way to socialize your pet, helping her to get used to being around other people and animals. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about all the ways you might want to make a difference with your pet....more

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