Taking pets to the back, at a veterinary clinic, can be stressful for owners; what are they going to do with my pet and how will they be treated, are common thoughts. When ever I need to take a pet back, I always bend down and talk to the pet, I tell them that we are going on an adventure and that i need them to be brave. I usually get a smile or even a laugh from the owner. It makes me feel good that i could give them something to laugh about, a little something to lighten the mood.
Taking bets on how many pancreatitis cases we get tomorrow…anyone want in?
I saw my first abandonment case yesterday at the clinic. A parks officer brought in a dog that was found in the middle of a hiking trail. It was a husky/sheppard mix that was between 7-9 years old. She was emaciated and couldn’t walk….but the dog was clean. We’ve had some rain the past few days, so if the dog had been outside she would have been muddy or at least have some dirt on her paws..she had none. We believe that someone carried her into the park and left her. She had a cupcake collar but no microchip.
Apparently there was no other choice but to euthanize her. She was really sweet and it was really upsetting to have to put her to sleep.
There are about 4600 species of mammals in the world and all of them follow The Law of Urination. According to a latest study, all mammals, regardless of the bladder size, take an average of 21 seconds to urinate.
This is pretty interesting…