Thursday, January 31, 2013

How To: Become A Veterinary Technician

What is a Vet Tech (Technician):
A veterinary staff member who is the nurse and main aide to the veterinarian. Expect to also do job duties similar to that of a radiologist, surgical assistant, pharmacy assistant, and dental hygienist but for animals.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How To: Dog & Cat Flea Preventatives

It's important to know how, when, and why to give your pet a flea preventative and which one to use!

Today I go over my favorite three for three different types of pets, small dogs, medium-large dogs, and cats.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

What kind of worms does my pet have?

Did it look like a moving white rice? Tapeworm
Does it look small and thin like spaghetti? Roundworms

The two intestinal parasites are the most common in cats and dogs.

Did I just ruin your appetite?


Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Stray Kitten Is Sick What Could It Be?

Little baby kittens no matter how cute sometimes get sick, especially if that kitten is a poor little stray you just found on the side of the road in a box!!! :-(

I wanted to go over the very basics and sometimes common illnesses that stray kittens can come with.


Friday, January 4, 2013

When Not To Vaccinate Your Pet

Everyone always mentions the importance of vaccinating but when shouldn't your veterinarian vaccinate.

When Your Pet Is Sick
A vaccination to administered to help your pet create antibodies to the real disease so when your pet is introduced to it in it's environment they can easily fight it off before any sign of illness occurs. The body will know how to fight off the disease because of it learned how to fight of the weakened copy/similar replica of it that was administered with the vaccination. If your pet's immune system is lowered at the time of administration of a vaccination they will not be able to properly fight off the weakened virus.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How To Trim A Dogs Nails

Trimming your pets nails can be really scary! Not only that if you have your veterinary office do it every 3-4 weeks that can really start to get pricey! Today I’m going to show you how to trim your dogs nails and even show you how I do it by myself.

Since Pharaoh/Bueller was a kitten/puppy I’ve done my best to handle their paws and nails. Sometimes I would pick at Bueller’s nails to get him ready for me to trim them and get use to having pressure on his nails.

Trimming every 3-4 weeks is ideal for pets. Try to be conscious of the length of your pet’s nails. We don’t want their nails getting too long. Nails that are too long can sometimes twist their toes into uncomfortable positions, making walking uncomfortable, or with cats their claws can grow all the way around and pierce their pads. 

You want to avoid hitting the quick. The quick is the small blood vessel that supplies the nail nutrients. If hit bleeding can be hard to stop in some situations.

How I trim my dog's nails.

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