Category: Veterinarian technician

3 Rules of Thumb to Help Your Sick Doggy

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It can be pretty nerve-wracking to think that your dog might be sick, especially when you don’t know what to do. Luckily, there are some rules of thumb you can use to get your pup the help it needs. Here are just a few of the best ones.

When It Doubt, Call. If you aren’t sure whether or not your dog is sick, it’s best to call your veterinary care center. The veterinarian technicians at the pet wellness center will listen to the symptoms, and can offer some advice. You may not have to worry, or keep an eye on them, or bring them. Either way, it’s always nice to know. After all, you don’t want to bring them in to the veterinary care center and get a big bill for nothing, but you also don’t want to pretend like there’s not something wrong, either.

Ward Off Fleas With Citrus. If your dog is restless, scratching often, licking or chewing parts of its body more than normal, then there’s a chance it may have fleas. To ward these blood sucking parasites away, try using a simple solution of lemon water. Fleas hate citrus, so give your dog a spritz if it’s getting itchy, and hopefully the fleas will abandon ship.

Sports Drinks Can Help a Sick Stomach. If your little guy is having a tough bout of diarrhea or vomiting, sports drinks or pediatrics drinks can help rehydrate them, replacing the much needed fluids in their bodies. Before you give your champ a bottle of Gatorade, be sure to ask your veterinary care center how much they can have.

If your dog is sick, relax. Just call your veterinary care center to find out whether they need to come in. If they have fleas, use lemon water. If they have a sick stomach, give them some sports drink. It’s that easy.

If you have any pet health questions about these rules of thumb, feel free to ask in the comments.

The Strange, True Tale of the Zombie Cat

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Recently, the strange, true tale of how one cat, which seemed to be dead for all intents and purposes, clawed its way out of its shallow grave and found its way back to its owners has been making its rounds on the Internet.

Ellis Hutson’s cat, Bart, was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Hutson said that he buried Bart under a foot of earth where he found the poor feline.

Somehow, though, Bart was able to dig his way through the earth, and found his way to Hutson’s neighbor’s front lawn… days later.

With no explanation for how it was possible, telling Bart’s rescuers that he was dead sure the cat had died, Hutson rushed the feline to the nearest advanced veterinary care center, where he immediately underwent the necessary pet surgery to save his new life.

The veterinary care center’s veterinarian for cats said that Bart had severe head trauma, a broken jaw, a dead eye, and other injuries. The vets there wired his fractures together and put in a feeding tube. The Save-A-Pet Medical Fund helped Hutson pay for Bart’s medical bills.

At the time, Hutson believed Bart had freed himself, but he now suspects that his other cat, which played with Bart all the time, might have gone looking for his brother and dug him up.

Fortunately, the veterinary care center says he’s likely to live, but is also likely to lose his eye.

Now, Bart is resting quite contentedly and perks up whenever someone comes near to give him a scratch, said a spokesperson with the veterinary care center that treated Bart “the Miracle Cat.”

“He was a brave boy,” the veterinary care center’s spokesperson said. “He is spending the night with our good friends at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service so he can be monitored. He will return to us in the morning and [will] need a week or so to recover before going back home.” More like this.