For the Love of Vets

For the Love of Vets

  • Taking Proper Care Of Your Cat's Teeth

    A lot of cat owners make the mistake of not tending to the dental care and hygiene of their cats. Some owners do this because they don't realize that cats need to have their dental care attended to the way humans and dogs do. Cats do often seem to be more independent and hardy and people often think of them as pets that would be able to take care of themselves if their owners weren't around.

  • Recognizing and Treating Hypoglycemia Emergencies in Dogs

    If you have a dog who has been diagnosed with diabetes, then you know how important it is for you to continually monitor his or her blood sugar, diet, and activity levels. But sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, a dog with diabetes may still develop severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Because this is a severe and often immediate emergency, you need to know how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar and understand how an animal hospital will treat such a condition.

  • 3 Types Of Specialists A Dog With Chronic Lethargy May Need To See

    Most dogs get a little tired now and then. However, if your dog seems downright lethargic, and this is a symptom that seems to linger, then there is probably something bigger going on. Your first step should be to take them to their ordinary vet to rule out common causes, such as infection. But don't be surprised if your vet them refers your dog on to one or more of the following specialists.

  • Situations Where An Emergency Vet Can Help Your Pet

    Your local veterinarian can help make sure your pet stays up to date on shots and general care, but what would happen if your pet should suddenly finds itself in a precarious situation? No pet owner likes thinking about potential harm coming to their little friend, but as a responsible pet owner, it's a good idea to look into a local emergency vet that can provide immediate help when needed. Here are just some of the potential emergency situations that a good local emergency veterinarian could assist you and your pet with.

  • 5 Tips For Caring For Your Dog In The Winter

    The winter means cold and wet weather, which means that you need to make sure that you change the way you take care of your pet. Cold weather can be just as severe for your pet as extremely hot weather, so you need to know how to adjust how you care for your dog in the wintertime. #1: Keep Your Dog Hydrated It can be easy to remember to give your dog access to lots of water when it is hot outside; don't forget now that it is cold outside.

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    Did you know that when a veterinarian graduates from veterinary school, they must take an oath before they are allowed to practice? This is similar to the Hippocratic Oath that doctors take upon graduating from medical school. The new vets promise that they will work to relieve animal suffering and promote the overall health of pets. They also promise to uphold their profession with dignity. If you have ever taken your pet to the vet, you've probably seen a vet live this oath firsthand. You can be confident your pet is in good hands. Learn more about vets and the wonderful work they do in the articles curated here.