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Friday, 18 December 2015
After all, If byproducts are not tolerated in our food, why should they be tolerated in our pets' food? We're also starting to realize that our dogs and cats need daily supplements the same way that we do, in order to take care of their bodies for the inevitable ravages of aging. In the span of an animal's life, an early start at good health ensures less vulnerability to degenerative diseases, joints that are less likely to creak with pain and a healthier heart. Naturally we want our dogs and cats to live with us for as long as possible. Using supplements, like Denamarin, will help your pet live a happy and healthy life.
Renowned holistic veternarian Dr. Jane Bicks says that when looking at dog food, one should be be weary of dyes, chemicals and artificial preservatives as much as possible. For example, BHA ... one of the most common synthetic antioxidant preservatives mainly used to prevent food discoloration and rancidity ... has been found in scientific studies to cause stomach cancer in lab rats at certain doses. In lesser doses, the preservative doesn't have a cancerous effect but there is no telling what BHA can do to the body in small doses over a long period of time.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
We are always asked a lot of weird questions. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because our human clients think that we are human doctors as well (although we can be) or if it’s just fate that we have encountered so many goofballs in the clinic. It’s all fun though, please don’t get me wrong!
We actually love it when things like that pop up every once in a while that we have even made it a point to log it in a notebook/ journal that one of the vets at the clinic likes to keep!
So apparently, that was not the gist of the joke but it was pretty funny to see the pet owner’s reaction when he discovered someone else taking the same supplement he is.
It turns out, our dear Taylor has been using the same supplement for a while now because he wanted to enhance his upper body area or in other words, his man boobs!
Other funny instances are when pet owners ask us if we could use the same thermometers on animals as we do on humans or other procedures that they seem to be fairly interesting.
The life of a vet is indeed interesting!
On another occasion, one of the pet owners had brought ought one of his supplements to the clinic as well as asked if it was good enough for him to take! Upon inspection, one of the other vets had told him that he was better off taking animal supplements or vitamins and without hesitation, he asked if he was actually allowed to do so!
It’s a good thing to know that people nowadays are more health conscious and that they are also making an extra effort to ensure that their animals are also in a healthy state of being.
Although of course not all pet owners can be like this, it’s nice to know that there is a growing number of these people and that awareness is being spread more and more everyday.
I always tell our patients that the best thing they can every give their loved ones whether humans or animals, is good health. Hopefully, many think the same too!
Thursday, 15 October 2015
The animal kingdom can be compared with humans. They have a distinct attributes that makes them unique in their own special way. The way they live their life is accordance with what their body can do for them. Just like human—we think, act and decide depending on what are brain transcends to our body. Each movement that we and animals do are based on the brain activity which in turn results to an action.
I am a dedicated veterinarian ever since I started this career. I further my studies about animals in order for me to understand them thoroughly. I have exerted my effort and devoted my time to my career. Being a committed professional, I sometimes forget to socialize with the public and tend to spend my time alone with my pets.
My life is focused on the field of my passion that I forgot to take good care of myself most of the time. I have been very abusive with my health since I am a self-professed smoker and drinker. I have been smoking and drinking since I was still in my 20’s and I don’t value healthy diet and exercise. My turning point in life is when one of my colleague which is also a veterinarian suffered from lung disease due to heavy smoking. It was hard for me to accept the fact that I am growing old and I need to change my ways.
I decided to renew my life and rehab myself from all the vices that I used to do. I began to do my research on how I can stop smoking slowly that my entire system would not react negatively.
It was a life changing experience for me when my system got used of not smoking nicotine anymore. I began to live my life differently--- in a healthy way. I also started doing daily exercise and adding healthy foods in my diet. I really felt that gained more energy than I used to be. Even my co-workers noticed how driven I am to finally change for the better.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Most people enjoy having pets, however, it's important to take note that not all of them have the same purpose; not every pet can be used in the same situation.
Here are five categories of pet ownership:
1. Companion pets
Companion animals fall into this category if the owner's main purpose is to have companionship or to have a pet that always stay by their side. Pets are great companions, so if you like to bring a pet when you go outdoors for a walk or a jog, dogs is the best choice. If you like having a furry friend at home, you can go for cats. Companion pets can be as varied and can depend on the personality of the individual - so the person can have a companion animal like a snake, monkey, iguana or even a baby tiger.
2. Working animals
Working type of pets on the other hand fall into the working animal category when the main purpose of the animal works to help out a person or an individual. Some of the common purpose of working pets is for herding, guiding the blind or hunting. Other types of working animals used are canines in the police force, like bomb sniffing or narcotic detection dogs.
3. Show animals
Owners’ uses show animals if the purpose on having a pet is for exhibition, display or performance in an animal show. These shows can be educational, entertainment or even for commercial purposes. This type of pets needs a high level of commitment and responsibility from the owner, and it is often required that it is well maintained and does not suffer from any illness or disease. For example, you may want to make sure your pet does not suffer from any viral infection before a show. Capstars are commonly used for instance in dog presentations, and it is commonly used to make sure dogs are free from fleas. You certainly don’t want fleas to be the ones presented the judges of a dog show! Don't use any human products on dogs, especial face creams! They love to eat these but are very dangerous.
4. Care/nurturing pets
Care pets are a category of animal ownership where the purpose of the owner is to nurture the pets. This category can easily be attributed to people who chose to care for domestic animals, as if they were their children. Owners of care pets tend to make sure that the animals are well taken of - from the time the animals are young, up until they are old or seniors.
5. Therapy animals
Therapy animals are types of pet ownership where animals are used to help a person quickly recover from injury or illness. Therapy & Traveling pets’ can help for faster recovery of a person that suffers from depression, from surgery or from stress. Common types of therapy animals are dogs, cats and dolphins.