Dog Heaven

When dogs go to heaven,  they don’t need wings because God knows that dogs love running best.  He gives them fields. Fields and fields and fields.  When a dog first arrives in heaven, he just runs.  Dog heaven has clear, wide lakes filled with geese who honk and flap and tease.  The dogs love this.  They run beside the water and bark and bark  and God watches them from behind a tree and smiles.   There are children of course. Angel […]

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Brushing your dog’s teeth!

See also Commandment 8: Dental care is Vital Teaching your dog to accept brushing will take some training, but will be very beneficial to the dog once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet, but brushing twice a week is acceptable if your schedule can’t accommodate daily brushing. Instructions Choose a quiet time and place to start the brushing. It is best to teach your dog […]

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Reptile Nutrition

The diet of reptiles is very important, and this and husbandry are the two main issues for longevity of your pet. Insurance is also recommended for all pet animals to enable treatment to be performed easily. Water requirements – the way in which water is presented to a reptile is important, some (most) species will prefer to be able to partly submerge in water to drink, others may have a need to lick up droplets from surfaces such as plants […]

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Antifreeze poisoning

ANTIFREEZE is deadly for dogs and cats. It’s sweet tasting and they will often drink it if they find it spilt, or if it drips from a car radiator. If your pet drinks it you need to get to the vet as fast as you can – this is an extreme emergency. Left untreated any pet that has ingested antifreeze WILL die from seizures and/or acute kidney failure, and even with treatment they may well die. It’s absolutely deadly. For […]

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Obesity epidemic hits American Pets

Kim Stevens has a problem that affects tens of millions of Americans. If left untreated, it could lead to the death of someone she loves, someone who’s part of the family. Stevens’ dog Dodger, a brown and white mixed breed, is obese. According to a new study, he’s emblematic of a growing problem. The majority of adult dogs and cats in U.S. homes are overweight or obese, and the problem has gotten worse over the past year, according to the […]

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I Am A Vet – And Proud

If I had my time over, would I still chose to be a vet or would I have taken another option of career? Every vet asks themselves that, no more than any of us no matter what we do. I have done my time calving cows at 3am in a February sleet on the side of a hill, I have been kicked right where it hurts by that foal, and I have been, and continue to be, shredded to bits […]

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