• Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

    Is a surgery in your pet's future? If it is, you probably have a few questions about pre- and post-surgery care. Paying close attention to care recommendations will help you ensure that the surgery is just a minor disruption to your pet's normal routine. Before Surgery Stop Food Your pet will need

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  • What is an Emergency?

    Signs That Usually Do Not Need ER Care Symptoms that should be seen by a doctor, but not necessarily in an emergency setting include: Itchiness is a common problem, but does not usually need immediate care.  The pet should be seen soon though

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  • The Canine Genome and DNA Testing

    Have you ever looked at your adopted dog with its short legs, shaggy hair and brown spot encircling one eye, and wondered what dog breeds are in there? Now that science has decoded the DNA of dogs, science can tell us many things. Harvard and MIT programs unraveled the canine DNA sequence in 2006,

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    Ask Your Vet About Vaccinations An educated pet owner is a good pet owner. Learn about the various types of vaccinations and discuss them with your veterinarian. Tell the doctor how much time your pet spends outside, whether you travel anywhere together, and about

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  • What Is a Spay?

    Questions to Ask Regarding a Surgery 1. Will the doctor do a physical exam the day of the surgery? 2. Will a technician be monitoring anesthesia for the entire period, including recovery? 3. Will electronic monitors for heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation

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  • Veterinary Laser Therapy Eases A Pet’s Pain

    Is your pet a good candidate for laser therapy? If your pet suffers from arthritis, your pet may be a good candidate for laser therapy. Symptoms of arthritis include limping, or a general “slowing down” in movement; your pet may be unable to jump as

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  • Vaccine Reactions in Pets

    Maintain Records for Pet health Just as in human medicine, it is important to have all medical records available to your veterinarian. However, there are times when obtaining those records can be difficult; such as weekends or during the holidays.  Be sure to ask your veterinarian for

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  • Saving On Pet Costs Doesn't Mean Reducing Care

    Maintain Pet Care While Reducing Costs The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reported that spending on annual veterinary care for dogs and cats rose from $11 billion to $23.2 billion during a 10-year period.  You can maintain your pet's care and well

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  • Pet Care During Tough Times

    Studies have repeatedly shown that a large majority of pet owners consider their pets as a family member. We spoil them with birthday parties, presents, and all manner of toys and treats to keep them happy. But, when money is tight, extra expenses need to go. Sadly, some pet owners choose to avoid veterinary

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  • Preparing for Your Next Vet Visit

    Pet Insurance  A pet insurance policy can make it much easier to afford veterinary bills, but policies may offer substantially different levels of coverage. Before you buy a policy, compare: Coverage It's important to determine what services are covered by the policy. Some policies

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  • Questions to Ask When Considering Which Pet Health Insurance to Buy

    Pet Health Insurance Companies: Embrace Trupanion VPI Pet's Best Hartville Petfirst Healthcare Petplan USA AKC 24PetWatch PurinaCare ASPCA

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  • Planning for Your Dog's Health Care

    Your Dog's First Visit to the Veterinarian During your pet's appointment, your veterinarian will likely ask you a few common questions. Consider these questions before you arrive to ensure an efficient check up. 1. How long have you had your pet? 2. Where did you adopt him or her? 3.

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  • Pet Insurance Explained

    Did You Know? Many employers are starting to offer pet insurance as an employee benefit. Ask your employer for more information. Some companies will even pay for part of the monthly premium. It is easier to insure a pet when they are younger

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  • Lumps and Bumps: Routine Visits Pay Off

    Talk to Your Veterinarian Have you been maintaining your pet's preventive care visits? If your pet has not been receiving annual examinations, now is the time to do so,  to ensure optimal health for your pet. While many lumps and bumps are benign, some can present serious health implications

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  • Feeling Apprehensive About Pet Treatment Involving Anesthesia?

    You Can Prepare for Surgical Procedures that Require Anesthesia If your pet has a planned surgical procedure coming up, you can take simple steps to ensure a good result. Ask your pet's vet about the benefits of using an anesthesia

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  • Don't Delay Pet Care While You Surf For Answers

    Technology Can Jeopardize Pet's Health "Get(ting) Dr. Google's Opinion" is Nancy Kay's perspective of the electronic pet care owners are providing for their beloved pets.  Kay, a veterinarian and author of Speaking for Spot, believes that technology jeopardizes pet health when owners

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  • "I love them! They took great care of my frenchie at affordable pricing! Was able to call in and two days later able to get an appointment and get his vaccines done! Usually you have to sacrifice quality with convenience. But animal care veterinary clinic was both! Absolutely will come here for all of my furbabies needs!"
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  • Microchipping Your Pet

    Each year, nearly 8 million animals end up in local shelters. Of those 8 million pets, data shows that less than 20 percent of lost dogs and less than 2 percent of missing cats are ever returned to their original owners. Thankfully, there are some useful tools available to help pet owners who have lost ...

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  • Multiple Pets Benefit Families

    Just like humans, furry family members need to have company, playmates and social interactions to be happy. Sometimes it's hard to remember that our family pets are animals first and family second. We typically look at the benefits of pets in homes from the standpoint of work and expense involved. ...

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  • New Pet? 7 Questions to Ask Your Family Veterinarian

    Your new family member may be furry with whiskers and a tail, or have scales, hooves or even wings. If you're the proud new owner of a new pet, chances are you'll have best results integrating your new pet into your family when you include a veterinarian on your team. "Having a new pet isn't like having ...

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  • New Pets Help Families in a Changing World

    There is no doubt that we find the little round heads and big eyes of young puppies and kittens irresistible. Millions of new pets find their ways into our hearts and homes each year. Studies show pets are a very positive addition to families or singles and even empty nesters! Pets relieve stress, add ...

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  • Pet Ownership and Your Health

    Your pets provide companionship, unconditional love and plenty of smiles, but they also make you healthier just by living with you. The health benefits of owning a pet are both physical and psychological, and they extend throughout an owner’s life. By keeping your furry companion healthy and happy, ...

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  • Pet Therapy

    Are you dealing with extreme levels of emotional stress, exhaustion or depression? If so, pet therapy might be right for you. Companionship is only one of the many benefits pet therapy provides. Keep reading to find out what pet therapy involves, which conditions it can help treat and why you might benefit ...

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  • Pet Travel Tips

    Are you planning to hit the road with your pets this summer? Whether you are planning a lengthy family road trip or a quick summer getaway, there are some important things you need to know before making the decision to travel with your pets. Use the following tips to guarantee a safe and stress-free ...

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  • Pets Can Teach Children How to Nurture and Care

    Gail Melson, author of Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children has been watching animals and children for some time. She estimates that of every ten children, four grow up in a home that includes domestic animals. She has determined that as many as 90 percent of all youngsters live ...

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  • Pets With Benefits

    Have you ever noticed that you tend to feel better when you are around your pet? You are not alone. Recent studies show that nearly 50 percent of Americans find stress relief from their pets. Whether you own a dog, a cat or a lizard, pets offer companionship that can be greatly beneficial for your physical ...

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  • Pigs as Family Pets

    You and your family may be charmed with the thought of adding a pet pig to your home. Many people have moved forward with finding their new pet, yet not taken the steps to provide appropriately for their pig. And themselves. As small and unassuming as a small pig might seem, there are considerations ...

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