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It's Time to Get Serious About Your Cat's Dental Health

It's Time to Get Serious About Your Cat's Dental Health | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 percent of cats ages 3 and older have symptoms of dental disease. Poor oral care can cause damage to your cat’s heart, liver and kidneys.
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A pet doctor is your pet’s best bet for a healthy, pain-free life. Pet behavior expert Steve Dale is alarmed at the drop in visits our pets are making to their veterinarian. While there are so many products that were once available only through veterinarians, and are now available in retail stores and online, there is no replacing the expert advice and hands on approach you get through regular exams from your veterinarian.

Steve gets advice from Dr. Tony Rumschlag about the importance of talking with your veterinarian about flea infestations, dog vaccinations, and pain that our aging pets are facing. Dr. Robin Downing tells us why pain management is so important for healthy golden years for our pets that an online vet cannot properly address without a hands-on examination.


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Aressa Silva's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:36 AM

Reported by Steve Dale, there has been an incredible drop in the amount of people that actually take their pets to the vet regularly. At one point in time there were some medications that were only available through veterinary prescriptions, but now, these medications are available to the public in retail stores or online. Being able to care for your pet yourself is great, but nothing beats expert opinion. Certain medications, depending on the type or size of pet, may not be the best choice. Regular Veterinary visits are not made only for sick pets. Just like humans, animals need to go in for a regular check-up. It is recommended that the pet visit the vet at least twice a year for their regular check-up. Dr. Tony Rumschlag emphasizes the importance of bringing your pet to the vet regularly. There are many dogs that, at one point in their life, will have fleas. Depending on the dog and what medication it is taking, the places that this dog attends, and the flea medication that they have taken before, the over the counter medication may not work. You may need to seek expert opinion. Vets will also help you know when your older pets are in pain. They understand that pets living in pain mean that it’s harder for them to live and they aren’t leaving a healthy life. If you care for your animals and want them around for a while, keep their check ups regular and don’t just give them any brand of the desired medications. 

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America's Pet Health Experts Urge Pet Owners To Schedule Veterinary ... - Sacramento Bee

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Adopt pets for your kids' overall better health, expert says - gulfnews.com

Adopt pets for your kids' overall better health, expert says gulfnews.com Dubai: Instead of letting your kids play with tablets and gadgets during most of their leisure time, animal welfare advocates in Ras Al Khaimah advise parents to adopt a pet...
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People and Pets: Healing Each Other - Care2.com

People and Pets: Healing Each Other - Care2.com | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
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“I have witnessed countless times the health benefits that occur when people focus their awareness on the loving connection that they have with their pets,” Dr.
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What Is a Veterinary Technician? | National Veterinary Technician Week | Pawsitively Pets

What Is a Veterinary Technician? | National Veterinary Technician Week | Pawsitively Pets | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
What exactly do veterinary technicians do? They are like the animal nurses of the animal nurses of the veterinary world, and there isn't much they can't do! (What is a Veterinary Technician?
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Veterinary technicians are the nurses of animals. They have a special week dedicated to them. This year it was October 13th- 19th. Veterinary technicians are like nurses for the animals but they do way more than a regular human nurse. Veterinary technicians do so much that it’s easier to say the things they are not allowed to do. They are not allowed to prescribe medication, perform surgery, or diagnose a patient. Their main duty is to perform technical jobs so that the Veterinary has time to complete their other important duties. There are a variety of different categories that the veterinary technicians work within. They are the nurses that take care of the patient whether sick or healthy. They are the surgical assistants that equip every patient for surgical procedures. They are the oral hygienists that clean teeth and take any x-rays if needed. They are the groomers that are in charge of bathing the animals, cut nails, anal gland expressions, and groom the fur. They are the phlebotomist that draw blood and insert IV catheters if needed. They are the laboratory technicians that run any tests. They are the janitors that clean up after surgery or anytime there is an animal in the hospital. They are lunch ladies, the dog walkers, the educators and so much more. Veterinary technicians have way more skills than a regular nurse, not just because they deal with many different animals, but because there is much to be done in an animal hospital that the veterinary can’t handle it all on their own.   

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New research highlights the negative effect of being overweight on the lifespan of pet dogs

New research highlights the negative effect of being overweight on the lifespan of pet dogs | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
Being overweight shortens a dog's life expectancy according to new research by the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition. Data on a range of popular dog breeds from across the USA showed that dogs
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Watching Puppies Pick Fights With Doorstops Is The Ultimate Way To Take Five

Watching Puppies Pick Fights With Doorstops Is The Ultimate Way To Take Five | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
We don't pretend to understand why puppies like to pick fights with inanimate objects -- it's just one of those things that you have to thank the universe for.
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10 ways owning a pet benefits your health

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Find out how your four-legged friend can help boost your well-being.
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Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most popular pet

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They’re the world’s most popular pets, but how much do these independent animals like humans?
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The Pet Corner: Diagnostic tests are worthwhile - Central Kentucky News

The Pet Corner: Diagnostic tests are worthwhile - Central Kentucky News | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
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Recently, I was out in the back yard playing ball with my boys running and chasing one another when suddenly I stopped to change direction and it happened.
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Serra Veterinary Hospital Offers Orthopedic Pet Surgery for Pets Suffering ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Serra Veterinary Hospital Offers Orthopedic Pet Surgery for Pets Suffering ...
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Today @ Colorado State University - Veterinarians use new videos in client education about amputation

Today @ Colorado State University - Veterinarians use new videos in client education about amputation | Veterinary News | Scoop.it
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Interesting article and video about limb amputation for dogs with bone cancer. 

 

Love all the CSU gear. Go Rams!

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