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June-July 2011 Issue

If you are a pet parent, preparations for vacations are a bit more complicated. In addition to packing, stopping the mail, and seeing if you can find someone to water your garden, you need to make arrangements for the care of your animals. If you have children, they usually tag along on, but this is not usually the...

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June-July 2011 Issue

When it's shot day at the Refuge, that's a sign we are more than halfway through the season with our raccoon and fox babies. All raccoon and fox receive a rabies shot, as well as on going parvo/distemper shots, prior to their release. This protocol works very well because we have a SYSTEM! While I hold the baby nursing on...

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June-July 2011 Issue

I wanted to share with my readers a rare view of veterinary medicine In Russia.  During the first week of May I had the opportunity to visit Ekaterinburg, Russia as a guest lecturer sharing my knowledge of exotic species medicine at a Russian veterinary continuing education. In a whirlwind week I flew to Russia...

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June-July 2011 Issue

For four Days in March this year (2011) 28,000 dogs came together to take part in the widest range of canine disciplines and displays seen under one roof anywhere in the world.  The dfs Crufts dog show offers visitors the best of everything to do with all kinds of breed...

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June-July 2011 Issue

When Rob Fellows was told his Springer Spaniel, Joe, was suffering from arthritis he knew what lay ahead.  The thought of long-term medication combined with the agony of watching his normally lively dog gradually become less mobile was hard to accept.  But when Rob was introduced to the...

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June-July 2011 Issue

Because I have a friend in Japan and work with an editor in New Zealand, the impact of natural disasters on human and animal life has been on my mind a lot, lately.  Izumi, my graduate school roommate and Japanese friend, has communicated in great detail the many interruptions, upheavals, and personal...

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June-July 2011 Issue

Because I have a friend in Japan and work with an editor in New Zealand, the impact of natural disasters on human and animal life has been on my mind a lot, lately.  Izumi, my graduate school roommate and Japanese friend, has communicated in great detail the many interruptions, upheavals, and personal...

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June-July 2011 Issue

There's more to bringing home your new bird, and putting him in a cage. You are responsible for providing a rich environment for your bird. Most pet bird species are extremely intelligent. They cannot happily languish in a bare cage for days on end. Birds love to explore, hunt, and yes—play.

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June-July 2011 Issue

What would you guess is the top medical condition afflicting cats in the United States?  Lower urinary tract disease is one of the top ranked medical conditions according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, and renal failure comes in a very close second.

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June-July 2011 Issue

Many libraries have Summer Reading Programs at this time of year to encourage children to keep reading when school is not in session and parents often carry books on long family trips to keep their young ones occupied.  The following books are great summertime - or any time! - reading.

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June-July 2011 Issue

In January four ferrets arrived for adoption at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center. Their names were Hershey, Baby, Chico and Stewart. As I took their pictures for Petfinder, I noticed that one ferret acted withdrawn. Stewart, a dark-eyed white (DEW) had a bald, wrinkly stomach and a wispy fur covered...

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June-July 2011 Issue

Let me clarify. A friend asked me to come along to provide my perspective on a horse she was considering purchasing. He was her dream horse in many waysright color, height, sex, age, training and personality. Unless I would find some major flaw, this purchase was a done deal. ...

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June-July 2011 Issue

When I was twelve, my dad surprised me one day and said, “Jump in the truck, we’re going for a ride.”  I remember it was a cool spring day in Maine, as most spring days are, and we headed out in a direction I had never gone before. We drove for over twenty miles and pulled in to a dooryard (that’s a front yard...

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June-July 2011 Issue

If you are planning on taking a vacation this summer and not taking along your critters, it is never too early to decide how your animals are to be cared for while you are away. Kennels and pet sitters are extremely busy during the vacation months, and the earlier you request a reservation, the better the chance you...

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