Let’s face it, our furry friends, may they be feline, canine or other species, are prone to accidents. Their curiosity may lead them to break a vase, chew your wooden chair to pieces or eat items that could be toxic to them.
Even the most responsible owner’s pets can get into accidents. For this reason, it is important to have a basic knowledge of animal first aid and to keep your veterinarian’s number handy. It is also a good idea to know of a mobile veterinarian in your area in case you can’t get to an animal hospital or clinic.
(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.
"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."
He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."
"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."
In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.
But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.
Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.
The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...
Vet Clinic provides care for pets Rapid City Journal "We focus on providing our animal patients with preventative health care," said Army Capt. Theresa Drysdale, U.S.
The vet explained of which she accounts for offering additional education and learning in addition to first-aid education to MWD handlers. Along with preventative healthcare, the actual clinic gives vaccinations, medicines, dentist cleanings and also aesthetic operations.
Friends of Chicago Animal Care Celebrate a Big Night for Animals Like Blinky ChicagoNow (blog) Charlie Propsom, president Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control, and Kathy Booton Wilson, vice president of Friends are on my Steve Dale's Pet World...
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