All Posts Tagged With: "health"

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Helping Special Needs Homeless Pets

Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets — these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.

20Feb2013 | Continued
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Plan Ahead to Pay for Pet Medical Emergencies

How sad that so many pet owners surrender their pets because they can’t afford medical care for them. I recently heard of a couple who took their dog to our emergency vet clinic after he was severely cut by fencing on their property. They couldn’t afford to pay the bill and surrendered him to the clinic. A kind soul who worked there called a small animal rescue group who quickly stepped in and raised funds for the two surgeries needed. Planning ahead on how to handle these medical emergencies can help reduce the number of pets who become homeless or euthanized due to lack of medical funding. Here are a few more sources of financial assistance for medical treatment.

6Apr2010 | Continued
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Nature’s Variety Frozen Raw Chicken Recall

“Today Nature’s Variety is announcing that out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a “Best If Used By” date on or before 2/5/11.”

9Mar2010 | Continued
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Medical Grants for Homeless Pets and Pets in Need

Homeless pets often have medical needs which are too costly for animal shelters or rescue groups to pay for without the help of generous veterinarians in your community. Following is a listing of grants whose mission is to help pay for medical needs of homeless pets and pets whose owners can’t afford their care.

9Feb2010 | Continued
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Ketamine Pet Anesthetic Alert: Read and Forward

Teva Animal Health’s injectable anesthetic agent ketamine hydrochloride (100mg/ml, 10 ml vials) is being recalled as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death. Ketamine is widely used by veterinarians and sold under several names. Please read this alert and forward to other pet owners.

6Jan2010 | Continued
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Diabetic Pet Owners: Vetsulin Alert

Attention anyone treating diabetic pets with Vetsulin®. Talk to your veterinarian to transition to another insulin product immediately. Please forward this post to owners of diabetic pets, veterinarians, animal shelters, and anyone who may be treating diabetic pets. The FDA and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health have issued alerts concerning Vetsulin®. Specifically, the FDA alert dated November […]

9Nov2009 | Continued