The Pet Health Care Gazette
Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 06:59 AM
This is the third and last post in a series provided by Unity Hospice. The first post centered on Unity Hospices Puppies for Parole program. The second provided a brief overview of animal assisted therapy (aka pet therapy) and a look at the Paws for Patients program. This post shares the experiences of one Unity Hospices staff member in rescuing strays in the East St. Louis area. Those of you who rescue will be able to relate to these stories.These are not among the dogs rescued by Suzanne...
Friday March 7th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
This video really resonated with me. Ive seen pet owners struggle through the same thing over and over again. Ive been there myself too. We try everything to get our pets to lose weight and it just doesnt work. Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is a solution for many of these pudgy pets.
Lets look at some sobering statistics. According to Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012, over the last five years the incidence of overweight or obese dogs has increased by...
Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Yesterday, we featured a guest post detailing the Puppies for Parole program, a Unity Hospice program. Today, were lucky to be able to provide a second post from Unity Hospice discussing the ins and outs of pet therapy. Enjoy.
From left: Marcia, Unity Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer; Indy, therapy dog; Sue Ellen, Unity Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer; Kudos, therapy dog.Pet Therapy
Animal assisted therapy, more commonly referred to as pet therapy, is an alternative type of healing in which...
Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at 06:26 PM
Today, Im very proud to offer you a guest post about the Puppies for Parole program. This is a wonderful program that gives hope to shelter dogs as well as the prison inmates that handle them. Read on for more details.Puppies for Parole
By: Sandra Redford, AKC Approved CGC Evaluator and Unity Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer
We walked across the prison yard, not knowing what to expect. Our expectations were open ended. This isnt a new program. Many prisons are doing animal rehabilitation...
Monday March 3rd, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Scratching is a perfectly normal behavior for cats. Unfortunately, it can become an issue when your cat decides that your expensive new leather couch is there for his scratching pleasure. Lets talk a little bit about some of the reasons why cats scratch and what you can do about it.Why Do Cats Scratch?
Cats scratch for many reasons. Scratching allows them to remove the outer sheath from their nails, so it is part of a cats normal grooming behavior, much like cleaning themselves. But the...
Sunday March 2nd, 2014 at 08:58 PM
In the video below, Dr. Susan Little discusses three of the new developments in the field of feline medicine, specifically feline infectious diseases, that she finds exciting.
Dr. Little discusses three exciting updates dealing with infectious diseases in cats.We have long suspected a connection between the feline leukemia (FeLV) and the feline immunodeficiency (FIV) viruses and the development of inflammatory conditions in the mouth, such as stomatitis and gingivitis. New data has...
Saturday March 1st, 2014 at 08:36 PM
If you had to name five important things that you wish all pet owners knew and took to heart, what would those five things be? Heres my list.Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/yupiramos Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/dndavis Pets need regular veterinary care. This is true of all pets, even cats! Preventive health care is the best way to keep your pet healthy and happy, and living well into his senior years. Even if your pet doesnt seem sick, he still needs regular examinations. Routine...
Friday February 28th, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Do you know what a healthy ear looks like? Have you checked your own cats ears recently? Do you know how to clean the ears properly? Do you know the warning signs to watch for, or what to do if you see any of these warning signs? All of these questions and more are answered in the video below.
We thank Dr. Julia Georgesen and the American Veterinary Medical Association for providing this video.
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