Category Archives: Pets

COVID-19: FAQ For Pet Owners From AVMA

For those interested, here is a link to a list of FAQ about COVID-19 for pet owners from the American Veterinary Medical Association. https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/covid-19-faqs-pet-owners Gail ♥

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Another Update from the AVMA concerning COVID-19 and Our Pets

I thought I would share this link to an update from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), dated April 12, 2020. Hope you all had a Happy Easter and are all staying safe!  I hope to get back to blogging … Continue reading

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AVMA About Pets and Coronavirus

  As a veterinarian, I’ve been asked more than once recently about coronavirus in our pets.  Here’s a link to some information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) about Coronavirus and pets (published February 28, 2020).  If you don’t … Continue reading

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On Naming Pets

I’ve always been curious and fascinated about the names people choose for their pets and how they “choose” those names. I worked at a small animal veterinary clinic for about 15 years (about 6 years as a veterinary assistant/technician and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Coco

I received a very sad phone call this afternoon.  A good friend called to tell me she and her husband had to say goodbye to their ten-year old Boxer, Coco, this morning.  My heart hurts for them. Coco was the … Continue reading

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Holiday Dangers for Pets

I’m reposting a blog from several years ago.  This one’s for our beloved pets.  Here’s hoping both you and your pets have a safe and wonderful Christmas! ____________________________________________ The holidays are here!  And while this is a joyous time of … Continue reading

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Second Grade Memories and Patches, The Beloved Classroom Pet

Recently, the elementary school I attended had their 60th anniversary celebration which was open to the public.  I have very happy memories of elementary school, my teachers, my principal, the classrooms, etc.  So it was such a treat to walk … Continue reading

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Ten Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a stressful time for pets.  Most veterinary practices see an increase in visits at this time of year.  Here are some handy tips to keep in mind to keep your pet safe this Halloween. Let’s face it: … Continue reading

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Meet the Newest Members of Our Family!

Meet Dakota (grey tabby) and Nugget (blonde tabby), our new babies.  They are barn kitties from two different litters from South Dakota and there’s a week or two difference in their ages. It’s been 20 years since I’ve owned a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

I just finished reading the book I Will See You in Heaven by Jack Wintz (there is both a canine and a feline version.  I read the canine version several months ago and read the feline version last week).  I liked … Continue reading

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