Talking With Pet Doctors

  • Are You Adopting An Older Dog?

    7 February 2019

    If you have a great deal of experience with dogs, you probably already know everything you need to know about older dogs. however, if this is your first experience in being a dog owner, you might need some pointers. If you adopted an older dog from an animal shelter, that is one lucky and blessed animal. As time goes by, you will probably discover that it is actually you who is the lucky and blessed one.

  • The Most Awful Animal News: What To Do When You Find Out Your Pet Is Terminal

    27 December 2018

    To some, a pet is just an animal, even replaceable if something happens to it, but for most people, pets are family. The most awful news you can hear from a veterinarian is that your pet has a terminal condition and won't be around for much longer. As heartbreaking as this scenario is, you still have decisions to make and to look after yourself as well. Don't Underestimate The Effects Of Losing Your Pet

  • 3 Ways To Ensure Your Horse Is Well Taken Care Of This Fall & Winter

    27 December 2018

    Fall may come in gentle, but by the time it leaves and transitions into winter, it tends to be really cold outside. Make sure that you prepare your horse for this transition to colder weather by prioritizing their health and safety during this time of year. #1 Prepare Their Shelter First, you need to make sure that your horse has adequate shelter. They need shelter that will protect them from the wind, which is what can really make things feel cold for your horse.

  • Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter: 4 Tips

    22 December 2018

    Winter is here, and although you're bundling up to stay warm, your furry pet only has it's own fur and paw pads to stay warm. Your pets look to you to keep them safe and warm during those cold winter months, and it's your responsibility to take care of your pets to ensure they are kept safe. Read on for tips to keep your pets safe this winter. 1. Limit Salt Being Used

  • How To Care For Your Cat After A Tooth Extraction

    19 December 2018

    Learning that your cat needs to have one or more teeth surgically removed can be tough for pet parents. However, while you might be stressing out about the surgery itself, there's things to consider that go beyond that. For example, you should plan on being prepared to care for your kitty once they come home from their procedure. Here's what you need to know. Stitches Traditionally, surgery meant stitches, and that would usually mean coming back to the surgeon to have them removed.

  • Common Winter Hazards For Your Dog

    17 December 2018

    Winter can be a wonderful and fun time for your dog, but it can also be dangerous in some ways There are several potentially life-threatening hazards that are more present in winter than in summer. Therefore, it's important that you take precautions before you let your dog out to play in the snow. Here are some of the most common winter hazards and how you can avoid them. Ice Melts

  • Veterinarians ARE Doctors: What To Say To People Who Claim That Vets Aren't Doctors

    16 December 2018

    When you go to parties this holiday season, and you meet people, do you get that old weird look when you tell people that you are a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine? Maybe you get someone telling you that "veterinarians aren't really doctors"? Well, if you are tired of trying to tell people that you are a doctor, but you have just animal patients instead of people, maybe these folks need to hear some more about what makes you a doctor, regardless of who or what your patients are.

  • Is Acupuncture Right For Your Aging Dog?

    13 December 2018

    Do you have an older dog who just can't get around like he used to? Does he or she have trouble going on walks, jumping on the couch, or simply moving in general? Have you had little success with traditional therapies? If so, you may want to try acupuncture. Acupuncture is an Eastern medical treatment that has gained in popularity. It's not just for humans, though. Many veterinarians have found that it's also effective for animals, especially dogs suffering from a wide a range of conditions.

  • 3 Essential Steps Before Adopting A New Pet

    11 December 2018

    Has your child been begging you for a kitten or a puppy of their very own? Have you finally relented but this will be your first pet so you're not sure what needs to be done? Whether your child will have most of the pet care responsibilities or that will be something you do, owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Even so, too many people rush out to adopt a pet without first finding out how to care for it properly.