Tag Archives: Dr. Ned Caldwell
We are all very familiar with the images of firefighters, police officers and EMTs rushing towards danger, but few of us might realize that other first responders are also called out during disasters. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other animal health professionals often respond as part of a Veterinary Emergency Team! Continue reading
From urban rubble to mountain avalanches, human victims of disaster often find themselves trapped and unable to call out for help. Even young children and the elderly can wander from home, only to end up lost and far away. Thankfully, man’s best friend comes to our aid yet again. There is a special brand of canine hero- the Search and Rescue Dog! Continue reading
Most dog and cat owners understand the importance of keeping their pets safe from deadly parasites, like heartworms and intestinal worms. But, our stores are now being flooded with generic products and these new brands are creating confusion. In addition, some of the other, better known products, have disappeared leaving everyone even more confused. Exactly what parasite control products should you be using for your pets?
Our pets are in the middle of a disastrous epidemic and, sadly, many owners are not even aware of the situation. Veterinarians are reporting increasing numbers of overweight and obese pets. So, what’s the cure for this nationwide problem? Continue reading
Although scary headlines about evil people leaving antifreeze laced treats lying around are commonplace, most pets who encounter any sort of poison do so in their very own home. How serious is this situation and what can you do to prevent a poison mishap in your house?
No matter if it’s a brand new puppy or a senior citizen dog, pet owners love to spoil their canine friends with bones. After all, what’s more natural than a dog with a bone? But veterinarians warn that feeding bones is a gamble that could end up creating a very unnatural veterinary bill! Continue reading
For several decades now, pet owners have been encouraged to be “responsible” and spay or neuter their pets. We all know that these surgeries can reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. But, there is a deeper meaning to being a responsible pet owner. How else can we reduce shelter populations, save more animals and even enrich the lives of our pets at home? Continue reading
Beyond the bad breath, dental disease in our pets can have some severe consequences, not the least of which is the PAIN. Yes, pets with dental disease are uncomfortable and so it’s important for all pet owners to understand the need for a proper dental cleaning…done by a veterinarian! Continue reading
As members of the family, our cats and dogs enjoy a great deal of affection, a warm home and the best foods to eat. A large number of these four legged family members will also receive some sort of gift to commemorate the holidays, a birthday or other special occasion. So, what kinds of presents are both fun and safe for our pet friends? Continue reading
Seeing an older pet struggle to climb stairs or hearing your canine friend cry out in pain is a heart-wrenching experience for any pet lover. Finding relief for painful pups is often a challenge. But, a new therapy that comes from your pet’s own blood is showing some promise and giving owners, and veterinarians, hope! Continue reading