What is it Like Working at a Vet Hospital?

As you may know, a huge percentage of young kids dream of being a vet. With so much love for animals, it can be easy to daydream about helping all of the puppies and kitties live a whole and healthy life. However, as we grow up it is obviously not such a black and white profession. Becoming a vet takes a ton of work and schooling, and even the road to being a veterinary technician is a long and arduous one. If you still want to get into animal medicine, it’s crucial to think about where you want to work after you graduate.

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You can work in a rescue, a vet hospital, or animal ER. To help you to make your choice, this video shines a spotlight on what it is like to work in a veterinary hospital.

Working at a vet hospital is no easy time. In fact, you will be on your feet and juggling multiple task at any given time. You will be restraining animals for the head doctor a lot of the time, or seeing to performing basic tasks like vaccines. Additionally, you will be working with a lot of other vets, so getting to know your coworkers is somewhat inevitable.


How Do I Know Which Food is Best For My Puppy?

If you have just recently adopted a puppy, it’s important that you figure out what the best food for puppies is. This way, you can make sure that your puppy is getting the right amount of nutrients it needs to thrive and grow properly. Puppies are just like humans and they need proper nutrition to grow properly.

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Giving your puppy a well rounded diet can do just that. In this video, an expert will go over how you can choose the best food for your puppy.

There are so many different brands of puppy food nowadays that it can be hard to figure out which one is the best for your puppy. Ask your vet and see which ones they recommend. It may also be wise for you to do your research online and see the benefits of different kinds of brands for different types of puppies. You may find that there are ones that would suit your puppy the best. Also, it’s important to look at the list of ingredients to ensure they are getting the right nutrients.

Watch this entire video to learn all about puppy food and find out how you can choose the right dog food for your puppy.


How to Raise a Pet Raccoon 101

Raccoons are some of the trendiest little critters on Tik Tok right now, and before you call the exterminator for your unwelcome houseguest, you should watch this adorable video. Raising raccoons is someone of a fad right now, with hundreds of people sacrificing countless hours to raise and train baby raccoons to live amongst them in the house. If you ever wanted a pet raccoon, 2022 is the perfect year to give it a shot.

With so many tutorials, guides, and raccoon breeders online, a raccoon may just be the perfect addition to your family. In this video, we will look at some beginner’s notes on to how to raise a raccoon.

First of all, a raccoon requires a ton of patience. You will need to be okay with waking up several times a night for the first few months, as well as adjusting your schedule around your raccoon’s waking hours. You also need to check and make sure that your state allows for you to adopt a raccoon. Several states have laws forbidding residents from having a pet raccoon, so do your research. Additionally, you are going to want to find a local vet that treats raccoons before you get one. Any emergencies shouldn’t be prolonged by confusion on where to go.


Keep Your Pets Cool and Save Money

It can get extremely hot in the summer time. Not only do we feel the heat, our pets do as well. Some pets such as Huskies are designed to live in colder climates. They may not be used to the heat of summer. Therefore, it is important to have a cool house for them to retreat to.

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Otherwise, they may be more susceptible to heat exhaustion. This is also compounded by the fact that dogs have less sweat glands than humans do. This means less heat being expelled through evaporation of sweat. In this video, you will learn how to keep your air conditioning system running optimally to keep you and your pet cool, while also saving you money.

The first tip is to make sure nothing is partially blocking your air conditioning unit. Sometimes, downed tree branches, dirt, or other debris will block your air conditioning unit which causes it to have to work much harder. This results in a more expensive cost to cool your house and a compressor that is under a lot of stress. The compressor may even fail entirely over time if the debris is not removed. Therefore, check for debris periodically. If you don’t you may find yourself looking for a good HVAC repair company.


Tips for Calming Your Anxious Dog

Whether you are taking your dog to the animal emergency hospital, or even just for a routine grooming, they may start to shake and whine when you take them towards the building. Some dogs ever get nauseous and vomit from severe anxiety when you take them new places, so it is crucial that you pay careful attention to the warning signs your dog gives of anxiety. In this video, we will look at what truly makes a dog anxious and what you can do to help them while still going about their regular check-ups and groomings.

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First of all, you should expose your puppy to the vet very young. Ask to place them on the scale yourself, to show them that there is nothing to be afraid of. Give them tons of treats and show them that the vet is fun! If you have an older dog, wait for the vet and play with your dog! Make the vet’s office fun, and shower them with love and praise. If you show them that the vet isn’t a scary place, they are much less likely to develop anticipatory anxiety.


Everything You Need to Know About Boarding Your Dog

We all love our furry friends. We would keep them by our side at all times if we could. However, we have to visit family for the holidays or go on a work trips. Thankfully, you can leave your dog in the hands of trained professionals. Dog boarding is an excellent option to ensure your pet is taken care of while you are away. In this video, you will learn all you need to know about dog boarding.

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The first thing you should determine is what kind of boarding you need. You can either choose kennel boarding or in-home boarding. This all depends on what type of dog you have. For example, puppies are better suited for in-home boarding where they are comfortable. This would be the same with senior dogs that may be overwhelmed by the noise in the kennel. However, you must be comfortable with a dog boarder living in your home while you are away. On the other hand, you could choose kennel boarding. Some kennel boarders even provide dog training during their stay. You should also make sure to provide medical information to your dog boarder as well as any other pertinent information. You can also ask how big your dog’s area will be and if they will be interacting with other dogs. It is also important to ask about what the boarder will be feeding your dog. Lastly, you may want to have your dog stay in the kennel a few days before you leave to make sure they get appropriately acclimated. Hopefully these tips will help you next time you are away from your furry friend.


Answers to the Most Popular Doggie Daycare FAQs

Whether it’s your first or tenth time leaving your dog home for vacation, you will still worry about them. It’s very important to case your dog boarding company before you leave you best friend there overnight. Different boarding locations provide different services and have different amenities.

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Some may specialize in little dogs, while others have a mix of both small and little. Some are chain locations, and some are one-of-a-kind farm stays. In order to keep you confident in your dog boarding choice, this video gives you answers to many of the most frequently-asked questions regarding dog boarding companies.

A few decisions regarding your dog’s care rely solely on your dog’s personality. For example, some dogs are shy and reserved and prefer to play alone rather than with others. If this is the case, then sending your dog to a crowded doggie day care center all day would probably give them major anxiety and wouldn’t be a preferable option. Quiet dogs like this should be kept in their homes to avoid stress. In 2022, there are several apps that assist in finding in-house pet sitters. Both pet-sitters and dog boarding services are happy to take in your dog, but which will keep your dog happy is a whole separate decision.


Should You Switch to Pine Pellet Horse Stall Bedding?

What type of horse stall bedding is best? There are a wide range of options including pine pellet horse stall bedding. This video takes you on a review of pine pellet horse stall bedding and how to activate the pellets to prepare the bedding. This step-by-step tutorial will take you through the entire process from how to cut the bags open to how to wet down the pellet while they remain in the bag.

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Having a bedding area in the horse’s stall is important. It provides them with a place to rest and makes cleaning the stall easier. The pellets turn to saw dust over time so after the first initial install, all you have to do is replenish the bedding area about once a week.

This in-depth video shows you how to handle the pellets, even how to get the pellets out of the bag. The presenter shows you how economical this type of bedding can be. It is amazing to watch how much volume can come out of one bag of bedding. Any horse owner would appreciate watching this video. It is chockful of information and shows you exactly what the benefits of pine pellets can be for your stall.

How Important Is it To Spay and Neuter Your Pets

It’s shocking to hear that around three to four million cats and dogs are being euthanized each year. And they are not just the ones who have incurable diseases or are too old to continue bringing joy to families.

Based on a report by The Humane Society of The United States, the number of cats and dogs who end up getting euthanized even though they are healthy enough to be adopted is around one every 11 seconds. And if you don’t want to add your family pet to the number of euthanized animals, you might want to consider getting a spay and neuter operation for your furry friend.

With about 70,000 dogs and cats born each day, you can just imagine how many end up becoming homeless and getting booked into animal shelters each year. Experts say that the rounding up, housing, and euthanizing of homeless animals amount to over a billion dollars of taxpayers’ money annually.

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In this video by Jackson Galaxy, you’ll discover the importance of a spay and neuter operation.

Many pet owners don’t want their pets to undergo this procedure due to several reasons. Some are afraid that spaying and neutering can put their pets at risk of certain diseases, while others are concerned that their cats will gain weight after the procedure.

Watch the entire video as Jackson addresses all these common misconceptions and more.


What Happens At a Pet Hospital

It’s best to have a veterinarian or animal hospital before you get a pet. What happens at an animal hospital? South Florida PBS took a tour of Emerald Hills Animal Hospital to find out.

You may need to fill out some paperwork about your pet before you can see a veterinarian. Keep your pet constrained in some way while in the pet hospital waiting room. Dogs should be on leashes or, if they are small enough, in a carrier.

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All other pets should be in carriers.

Pets and their owners then wait in an examination room for the vet. When the vet arrives, the pet is put on a table to help make it easier for the vet to thoroughly examine your pet. Large dogs need to climb onto a table that lifts like an elevator. Many dogs do not like this table, so you may need to hold on while your dog rides up and down.

Pet hospitals have separate rooms for operations. These rooms may also have diagnostic equipment like X-ray machines or ultrasounds. Each animal hospital is set up a little differently. Some animal hospitals offer grooming services like baths and hair and nail clipping.