From the moment I found out our photographer Alan and I were going to visit one of our new partner companies, Vetco, I was excited for the opportunity to observe veterinarians and technicians take care of pets in the new world of the mobile Vetco clinic.
Summer might be a soon-to-be memory for many of us as days get shorter, but as the last hurrah of summer nears and we celebrate Labor Day, we need to ensure our pets will be safe on this holiday and all others. Keep these tips in mind as you celebrate at home with friends and […]
You’ve been feeding your dog the same food since you welcomed him home as a new puppy, and now he’s chewing his paws and he’s itching all over the place. You frantically made an appointment with your veterinarian. The diagnosis? A possible food allergy. Now what?
Summer is here and we know fun in the sun (and water!) is waiting for you and your furry and feathered family members. To celebrate you and your pets, we’re launching our FIRST EVER #SummerPetFun Contest on Instagram! From July 1 through July 29, we want to see photos and videos of your pets having […]
Summer has finally rolled around. For our family, this means fun in the sun, lazy days on the boat, swimming, and – of course – ticks! But this year, we’re using a new flea and tick collar on our dogs that has saved the day, and allowed us to spend more time outside with them […]
Being a pet parent is much more than just snuggling, face licks and playing fetch with your pet. There’s a lot to know about raising a healthy and happy pet, and there’s a lot of information to dig through, which can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Ahh yes, the ultimate pet parent struggle: Should you let your pets sleep in bed with you? In my house, we have two dogs of different size, sex, color and breed. But they have one thing in common — they’re both drama queens when it comes to bedtime. Specifically where they sleep, which is usually […]
Certified Veterinary Technicians, in order to maintain their certification, need to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education (CE). CE credits can be earned in a number of ways, including online courses, reading and reviewing professional papers, and attending conventions that offer a variety of classes on a variety of interests. I attended […]
A seed-only diet lacks essential vitamins and minerals key for long-term avian health. The secret? Variety. But what’s the real recipe for a well-balanced bird diet? This can vary depending on species, but the ideal diet consists of the following: 70 percent pellets 20 percent fresh vegetables 10 percent seed and fruits If it were […]
Sometimes people post questions about their animals here on our blog and feel frustrated when, instead of giving them detailed medical recommendations for their animal, we recommend they talk to their own veterinarian. Several people have asked us why we do this, so we thought we’d explain in case you were wondering.
Children, by nature, are inquisitive and hands on. When it comes to pets, this isn’t always a good thing. Here’s 5 tips I’ve found useful to assure the safety and happiness of both my kids and the pets they encounter.
Thank you to everyone who participated! The winners and where they chose to donate the $100 gift certificates to are: Cayman and Bailey’s donation will be sent to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah Gilbert’s donation will be sent to A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue Boomer and Ellie’s donation will be sent to the Humane […]
There will be 5 WINNERS of the Feeding for the Cure Photo Contest. Each will be able to pick a non-profit pet organization to receive a $100 gift certificate for Drs. Foster and Smith! TO VOTE FOR SEMI-FINALISTS: All images can be found here. Each like will count as a vote for that image. You […]