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Pet Adoption Virtually Unleashed!

March 9th, 2011

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On March 15, 2011, pet adoption is taking over the internet! Well, not really, but Petfinder.com has started some pawesome momentum in celebration of their 15 year anniversary and all things pet adoption of course!

The day will be devoted to promoting pet adoption and helping homeless pets, and Dr. Jed and I are thrilled to participate.

As vets who have spent countless hours working with shelter pets, this truly is a cause we are behind 100%.

As every fun internet day should be, there will be prizes, contests, happy pet adoption stories, and furry features galore!

Stay tuned, as VetLIVE will very soon be launching a great deal you don’t want to miss out on in honor of the event and giving away approximately $140 worth of our ask a vet services in the form of second opinions!

Remember, adopt, don’t buy!

FIDO Friendly Review & Giveaway!

January 17th, 2011
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Photo by Spot Gershon

Ah, with the weekend full of snow, and the inside fire so warm and cozy, I had the opportunity to read the latest FIDOFriendly magazine and what a treat it was!  Keep reading because there is a treat in store for one lucky reader!

In case you’ve been living under a rock or aren’t much of a dog person, FIDOFriendly is a bimonthly travel and lifestyle magazine for dog lovers.  There motto is “Leave No Dog Behind,” and the magazine is full of pawesome ways to make that happen.

A couple of articles in this issue really hit home with me. Carol Bryant’s article “You’ve come a long way, Sparky!” made me smile. It reviewed the changes we as pet owners have embraced over the decades: home-cooked dog food, traveling with pets, pets as family members, and considering our furbabies as family members in general. As veterinarians, I cannot imagine practicing in a time when owners did not believe their dogs could feel pain, or let ailments go untreated. And as the world’s first online veterinary hospital, of course we encourage positive change for the world of canines!

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Photo by Nutloaf via Flickr

I got a kick out of the “Designer Digs” piece which discusses how dogs influence the type of furniture we fill our homes with. In particular it made me laugh because we have a new couch about to be delivered, and yes, we chose for our pets–heavily distressed leather is slobber, hair, and even grosser bodily fluids friendly! Out with the stained cloth fabric, our pets really do work their way into our hearts and changing our lifestyles (happily, of course).

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A look at some of the other photo contest entries!

December 6th, 2010

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Photo Contest Winners Announced!

December 5th, 2010

First Place:  ”Our Lovely Puppies”  by Nichole Lorkowski

Photo pet contest entry winner first place

Prize:  $50.00 American Express Gift Card
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Winners Announced For Blogathon 2010

November 23rd, 2010

Congratulations to the following Blogathon readers.  All non-judged entries were chosen via excel’s random number generator.  Here are the winners:

Holiday Gift Toy Basket (a red version of these toys):  Sarah B

VetLIVE Donated This Toy to Raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue

















Squeak Ball, Rope Toy, and Plush Lamb Squeaky Toy:  Melinda Smith

VetLIVE Donated This Toy Package









A signed copy of A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron: Stacy Palos, Jana Rade

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12 Month Subscription to Fido Friendly Magazine Courtesy of Carol Bryant of Fido Friendly: Tom C,  Shawn Finch, DVM,  Clare Seat

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Thanksgiving Holiday Dog Toy Platter:  Sheila F

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Break-Fast Dog Food Bowl to Slow Eating: Kate Smith

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Duck Squeaky With Massage Shampoo Brush: Karen Gonyea

Duck Squeaky Toy and Shampoo Brush











AND… The Grand Prize Goes To: Erika Lindgren

Ask a vet grand prize blogathon 2010

Congratulations Everybody.  And, this was for a fantastic cause.  Through BlogPaws 2010, Dr. Laci and Dr. Jed were able to raise $484.53!   This money will be transferred to National Mill Dog Rescue!  Thanks to the following donors:

Sarah Bendorf
Carol Bryant
Jenny Stephens
Kathleen Broderick
Betty Nash
BlogPaws
Sarah Bendorf
Rebecca Thompson
Pamela King
Brock Weatherup
Jeanie Hammond
LeAnne Vaughn
Joel Heflin
Impact studios
Karen Heck
Edie Jarolim
Judith K Nelson
Ericka Jennings

Thanks again for your donations and support!

Dr. Laci and Dr. Jed

 Online Vets Dr. Laci and Dr. Jed Schaible

This is your last chance to donate

November 15th, 2010

Donations for the blogathon end in one day. This is your last chance. Join us to make a change.  Dr. Laci has been asked to speak about puppy mills on a podcast on TheDogFiles.com tonight at 9PM and write about these issues for PetSide.com. We will do our best to persuade their audiences to donate also. Thanks so much and spread the word.  Also, don’t forget to enter all the prize posts!  Thank you so much for the amazing turnout- we never imagined we would get such a fabulous bunch of people to write such engaging comments and make such generous donations!

Dexter speaking about puppy mills

This post is part of the 2010 Blogathon Fund Raising Charity Initiative.

VetLIVE is trying to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has saved over 3828 dogs and counting. At National Mill Dog Rescue, “It’s all about the dogs.” NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commercial breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through educating the public and through the use of their 500 volunteers, NMDR is on the cutting edge of saving mill pets and helping improve the industry. NMDR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Please simply press the “Donate” button below to contribute. All size donations are accepted!


Enter to Win The Grand Prize

November 14th, 2010

Here it is… what you have all been waiting for- the last post!

Contest rules.

Grand Prize VetLIVE Package

Grand Prize Contents:

A Year Subscription to Fido Friendly Magazine, Courtesy of Carol Bryant at Fido Friendly

A cute Holiday Pet Hoodie (size medium) That Says, “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

A Plush Cute Squeaking Lamb Toy

A dogs Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron

A Shed Ender Pro shed stopping Brush (As Seen on TV)

A Pink Squeaky Ball Toy

A Pet Shampoo Massaging Spa Brush

Contest rules

To enter to win, you must post a reply/comment to this blog post telling us what your favorite blog post was during the last 24 hours. The author of the post with the best response will win the Grand Prize. And if you haven’t yet, please donate below! Thanks for reading.

Dr. Laci and Dr. Jed

Dr. Jed and Dr. Laci Schaible, Owners VetLIVE.com





















This post is part of the 2010 Blogathon Fund Raising Charity Initiative.

VetLIVE is trying to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has saved over 3828 dogs and counting. At National Mill Dog Rescue, “It’s all about the dogs.” NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commercial breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through educating the public and through the use of their 500 volunteers, NMDR is on the cutting edge of saving mill pets and helping improve the industry. NMDR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Please simply press the “Donate” button below to contribute. All size donations are accepted!


Video Prize Post 3!

November 14th, 2010

This is a Prize Post

Watch the video and enter to win!

Contest rules.

Dr. Jed

Dr. Jed Schaible Signature

Dr. Jed Schaible VMD



This post is part of the 2010 Blogathon Fund Raising Charity Initiative.

VetLIVE is trying to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has saved over 3828 dogs and counting. At National Mill Dog Rescue, “It’s all about the dogs.” NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commercial breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through educating the public and through the use of their 500 volunteers, NMDR is on the cutting edge of saving mill pets and helping improve the industry. NMDR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Please simply press the “Donate” button below to contribute. All size donations are accepted!


A Video Prize Post!

November 14th, 2010

This is a Prize Post

Watch the video and enter to win!

Contest rules.

Dr. Jed

Dr. Jed Schaible Signature

Dr. Jed Schaible VMD



This post is part of the 2010 Blogathon Fund Raising Charity Initiative.

VetLIVE is trying to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has saved over 3828 dogs and counting. At National Mill Dog Rescue, “It’s all about the dogs.” NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commercial breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through educating the public and through the use of their 500 volunteers, NMDR is on the cutting edge of saving mill pets and helping improve the industry. NMDR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Please simply press the “Donate” button below to contribute. All size donations are accepted!


Win a Copy of “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron

November 14th, 2010
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A heart-warming story that at times makes you laugh, and other times makes you cry.

Win a copy of the heart-warming story told through a dog’s eyes SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELF!

In honor of National Shelter Appreciation Week, this book is a sweet and touching reminder of why adopting, and not buying is so important.

A Dog’s Purpose - By W. Bruce Cameron – A Novel for Humans – tells the story of a dog who finds himself reincarnated and decides there must be a reason, a purpose he must fulfill, and until he does so, he’ll continue to be reborn.

a dog's purpose book

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