How You Handle Pet Food Could Be Making Your Dog—And You—Sick

April 12, 2022 – Patrick McIntyre loves his two labs, ages 5 and 6. So much so that he and his wife make their own dog food to provide them with the best nutrition possible for long and healthy lives. Part of that approach involves handling food safely, just as the couple would handle their … Read more

Arivaca losing veterinarian; here’s why that matters | Local News Stories

After more than three decades serving southeastern Arizona, the Arivaca Animal Clinic – the lone remaining animal hospital in the community – is losing its veterinarian. The clinic’s founder, Dr. Lyle Robinson, made the difficult decision to retire from the practice in 2020 after facing health issues. Robinson’s granddaughter and the clinic’s associate veterinarian, Dr. … Read more

Field First-Aid vs. Finding the Nearest Veterinarian

How to decide what to do with an injury and whether a tailgate remedy will suffice or professional veterinary intervention is warranted. (Photo By: Seth Bynum, DVM) If there’s a fertile piece of common ground among flusher enthusiasts and pointer advocates, it’s that field emergencies involving gun dogs are universally stressful and unwelcomed events. With … Read more

Lucky Cat Program looking for assistance through Fall Call to Care

Special to the Tribune The Lucky Cat Program is in need of assistance. The lingering effect of COVID-19 has driven needs for community cats higher than ever before. The lack of low-cost veterinarians due to limited staffing and rising costs has resulted in many new kittens and cats in need of emergency medical help as … Read more

Utah pet owners experiencing long waits for veterinarian appointments

A new veterinary school in Utah could help ease the problem—eventually. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Walton cradles a cat named Spot as she waits for her anesthesia to take effect before taking a few skin biopsies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Dr. Walton one of several veterinarians at University … Read more

Etcetera: English setter cheats death after surviving xylitol poisoning | And so on

Dan and I sat in the waiting-room late Sunday night, Oct. 2, watching the clock slowly tick and counting our blessings. We survived the white-knuckle drive of 57.7 miles safely, admittedly blasting past the posted speed limit, sometimes by 20 mph, on the pitch black two-lane highway to cut the one-hour drive time. Flustered, we … Read more

When is the right time to euthanize your old pet?

Rescued from an animal shelter, Staffordshire terrier Bruno spent more than 10 years with his human family — until it was time to let him go. “He was the most placid, forgiving dog but very protective as well,” said Bruno’s owner David O’Connor, who lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. But with many options available to … Read more

FLEAS AND TICKS | Valley Verde Veterinarians

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Easy ways to cut the high cost of pet care | Leisure

If the cost to keep your pets fed, healthy, cared for, and looking good has gotten so high, you’re the one coughing up fur balls, take heart. There are many little ways to cut the cost of pet care that will add up to big savings. According to one survey, owning a dog costs an … Read more

Don’t be haunted by a Halloween horror, protect your animals this season

When you adopt a black cat, one of the things no one warns you about is that October presents a minefield of temptations. Suddenly, tributes to your beloved house panther are everywhere. No, I don’t need another T-shirt, tea light or tea towel … but how am I to resist when they feature a likeness … Read more