Much information here from The Humane Society of the United States on how to find the right veterinarian, what to look for in a veterinary practice, what to do when you are not happy with your veterinarian, and more.
Much helpful and pertinent information here from the U. S. National Library of Medicine’s consumer health site MedlinePlus on keeping your pets healthy.
“Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day. Our nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge. With our easy-to-use database, you’ll receive step-by-step advice—without leaving home.”–From the website.
“No owner wants a pet to suffer because medical care is out of reach. Financial aid is out there, and there are steps you can take to cover an emergency vet bill.”–From the website. The Humane Society of the United States offers information that could help anyone who needs help in paying for veterinary care for their pets.
“This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants. If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or our 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435.”–From the website. This is from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. You can search by common or scientific name.
Thanks to Beth Dailey (Highland) for passing this along!
From the site: “Annually the Memphis & Shelby County Health Department sponsors special weekend Rabies Vaccination Clinics in conjunction with the Memphis Animal Shelter & the Memphis & Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association during April, Rabies Vaccination Month. The clinics are scheduled the last two Saturdays in April every year. This year the clinics will be held Saturday, April 18 & Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 11 locations throughout the city and county.” Follow the link for a list of all fees and locations.
Most people in this culture treat our pets just as beloved members of the family. This site from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) informs petowners which vaccinations are necessary, and how the medicine protects the animals.
Here is the American Kennel Club’s alphabetical list of breeds. In addition to pictures of the breed and some information about it, there are links to where more information can be found on the breed of the dog. Information from the American Kennel Club to help you decide what dog breed would be best for you is found in their article The Right Dog For You.
Submitted by a community member: “Now in its third year, Memphis Loves Kids, ‘The Must-Have Web Site for Mid-South Moms & Dads’ is a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers in Shelby County. The site offers information on events, classes, parties, story times, reading resources, museums, local pet adoption, kids eat free nights, fun & free activities, volunteering and more. Sign up for weekly newsletter for family-friendly happenings in Shelby County.”
Thanks to Beth Dailey (Highland) for passing this information along!
“The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department is teaming up with the Memphis Animal Shelter and the Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association to hold the Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics at 10 locations around Memphis and Shelby County on Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, April 28th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.” See the press release (link above) to view locations and fees.
Update: Other foods have been added. Please check the FDA website (www.fda.gov) to view all recalled products.
Menu Foods distributes food under a variety of brand names. Use this site for brand names, lot numbers and other recall information. A toll-free number is also provided for further assistance.
Update from John Lloyd (Business/Sciences):
“A CNN article has just stated that the drug Aminopterin was found in the recalled pet food: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/23/pet.food.recall.ap/index.html Aminopterin is found in rat poison (overseas only) and is registered as a cancer drug here in the united states.”
Thanks to Christina Barnes (Sciences) for passing this along…
Frequently Asked Questions from the AARP for those who are considering moving abroad. This site covers necessary documents, moving and rates, insurance issues, vehicles, and pets. It concludes with links to other helpful online resources.