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6.26.13 Wordless Wednesday: Ouch!

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IMG_20130625_060843_833Remember last week I had the dogs nails clipped at PetSmart and they cut the quick on Louise’s back black nail and it bleed.  What I did not know is they did something wrong to Sofie too and her nail became loose.  It became infected and $$$ vet later, she is now in the ‘cone of shame,’ with daily antibiotics.

All because I did not want to cut them myself because I was afraid of hurting them.

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Mommy is sorry, Babies!!!  I thought they knew what they were doing!

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Dogs

 

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4.2.3 Love = Proper Health Care

I read an article by Steve Dale, pet expert and certified dog and cat behavior consultant, the other day in my local paper that made me sad.  It says that each year less and less people annually are taking their pets to the doctor and 3X as many cat owners do not take them as compared to dog owners.  This was from a study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  What made me even sadder is that preventable illnesses, from pests like fleas and mosquitoes  that could be avoided, are not, because people are not safeguarding their animals with preventives.  OMG!  The cost of the treatment to prevent heartworm disease is so much less expensive than the cost of treating the animal once it has the disease.  And I can not image the emotional cost to the family and the pet, when an animal does get sick.  

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All the doctor stuff in the vets office

What the saddest part of the whole article to me was that he reported many “owners believe they would know if a pet were sick, ” and, “up to 15%… mistakenly feel they can Google any vet solution.”  This is a very sad trend if people think that the internet can give health solutions for themselves or their pets.   

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I know that I am preaching to the choir, but if you know people who don’t take their animals to see a vet because they can not afford it, maybe you can raise funds in your community to make it more available?  Locally, Rude Ranch Animal Rescue just opened a Spay Spa and Neuter Nook, for everyone.  I wish that everyone had that option.

If you know people who think they can solve their own medical issues or their animals on the internet, please tell them that doctors and veterinarians are trained to spot a lot of things we regular people can not, like diabetes and cancer.  

Thanks for listening.  

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Dogs

 

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