xoJane has practical advice on how to How Not To Be A Dick At The Vet Hospital. Both of Claire Lower’s parents are vets and she’s heard lots of stories about difficult owners. Her father says, “Not all pet owners are crazy, but all crazy people have pets.” Your pets will be better off if you’re not one of those crazy people!
Be upfront with the doctor. If you only have $250 to spend let them know. The worst feeling is running blood tests and X-rays then finding out there is no more money to treat the pet. I have a saying.. “X-rays are not therapeutic”
Don’t let your embarrassment hurt your pet. Speak up and tell your vet what’s going on. Your pets are counting on you!
I’m a big dork about Halloween. I really love it! Here’s a repost of a big collections of patterns you can use to make a jack-o-lantern for almost any pet.
I love carving something different each year on our pumpkins and, though I’m very fond of cats, I thought other pets should be represented too. Here are a variety of patterns for a bunch of different animals that should make some pretty nifty jack-o-lanterns. And, yes there are more cats. Just click on an image for a larger version to print or download.
This is a big recall—over 110 varieties of food from AquaMax, LabDiet, & Mazurie. Boo! Many of the varieties included won’t affect you, unless you literally have a zoo. But, buried in there are foods for fish, birds, guinea pigs, mice, reptiles, etc. I don’t want to list just the foods I think might affect you, in case there is one for exotic pets that I’m not as familiar with. So take a good look at the list!
The recall is due to elevated vitamin D levels which can harm or even kill animals and fish if fed for extended periods. Signs your pet has been effected are lack of interest in eating, weight loss and joint stiffness.
If you have any product being recalled, stop feeding it to your dog and discard it. For further information or to obtain a product refund, call Diamond Foods at 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com.
If you have product included in the recall, stop feeding it to your fish and discard it. Consumers can contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414 (24 hours/day 7 days/week) with any questions they may have and to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.