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Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

 

A few weeks ago, I had a client who had a cat with severe dental disease. This client initially declined my strong recommendation for oral surgery because he was afraid of sedating his 14-year-old-cat, Bob. He told me that his friend's cat died under anesthesia and he would not be able to forgive himself if Bob died while having his teeth cleaned.

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Pet obesity is a serious health risk; learn how to help your pet drop excess

Pet obesity is a serious health risk; learn how to help your pet drop excess

We all love our pets, but in some ways we might be loving them too much!

According to recent studies, more than half of America’s pets are overweight or obese. And the problem is growing – as our own waistlines are getting bigger, so are our pets.

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Switching your Puppy’s Obedience Training to Off-Lead Commands

Switching your Puppy’s Obedience Training to Off-Lead Commands

Watching a puppy perform his obedience routine with no lead attached to his collar is a thing of beauty! It appears to be magic, the way he anticipates his owner's moves and wants to just BE there, exactly on the money. Here is how to achieve that doggy ballet of movements.

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Protect Your Pet, Skip the Jerky Treats

Protect Your Pet, Skip the Jerky Treats

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update to its ongoing investigation of animal illnesses linked to jerky style pet treats.

One of The Animal Medical Center’s own, Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer, has been serving as an advisor to the FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Association since the investigation into this issue began in 2007. Dr. Goldstein is internationally recognized for his work during the massive pet food recall related to melamine contamination in 2006.

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Tufts University Creates Obesity Clinic for Animals

Tufts University Creates Obesity Clinic for Animals

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals specializes in customized weight management plans that allow for safe weight loss with expert guidance from a board-certified veterinary nutritionist within the Clinical Nutrition Service.

 

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals specializes in:

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Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough

Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough

 

ODY died peacefully last year, Nov. 29. He was 14 and a half. Truth be told, Ody didn’t just die. I killed him. I paid a vet to come to my house and inject a chemical solution into a vein in Ody’s back leg.

 

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Rabbits and other animals can make wonderful therapy pets

Rabbits and other animals can make wonderful therapy pets

Therapy Pets

Beyond psychotherapy, there is a form of psychological therapy using therapy pets that has positively and profoundly affected people. It is referred to as pet therapy. Therapeutic animals or therapy pets are used as a treatment for people with emotional, mental and physical illnesses.

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Coping With The Death Of Your Dog Or Cat

Coping With The Death Of Your Dog Or Cat

 

Losing Your Pet Tips: How To Cope With The Death Of Your Dog Or Cat

 

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