Archive for the ‘Silly and fun’ Category

A look at some of the other photo contest entries!

December 6th, 2010

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“Tasters” and Strange Exam Room Behavior

November 29th, 2010
Some pet owners cross the line to find themselves in embarrassing situations

Labradore retriever pet health questions

Photo by Emildom

Pet owners are a curious bunch, myself included.  I am always amazed at our cautious nature.  Even though their vet tells them to feed x, or give medicine y, you never really know if they are actually going to do z.  But the strangest precautionary pet owners are the “tasters.”  Tasting your dog’s gourmet Honest Kitchen dog food is one thing, but sometimes the pet owners I meet in this profession really make me wonder.

Any various forms of pet owners who can not help themselves but to insert pet medications, pet products, or pet food into their mouths.

Let me introduce you to Cocoa and her taster pet parent. Cocoa was a very rambunctious sweet lab. But she had a problem with furniture.  She really liked to change its aesthetic design– as in, rip it apart. Due to the fact that behavioral modification takes time and effort, we needed a short term solution while we worked towards long-term training, besides locking her up in a crate.

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Why is it hard to talk about fat pets?

November 18th, 2010

angry pet owner, pet owner denying pet's obesityIt’s not just me or Dr. Jed–it’s every vet I know. As soon as we mention that Fido is getting a little thick around the middle, our pet owners who seconds ago loved us now stare at us with hatred and resentment in their eyes!

Why is it so hard to talk to pet owners about keeping their pets a reasonable weight?

From dog to hog, from rabbit to cat,
Most pets I treat are relentlessly fat.

True, I have my clients that are happy to hear this and work towards their pet’s optimum weight, but they are in the minority. Not sure if your pet is overweight? Ask a vet!

Today, as obesity in people is unanimously recognized as being dangerous for our heart, liver, kidney, joints, why isn’t obesity in pets given that same recognition, that same warning? Read more

You know you want it! Gifts, prizes, and freebies!

November 14th, 2010

Win a FREE 12 month subscription to FIDO Friendly!

Chew on that!
Your favorite dog travel magazine!

cocker spaniel dog

FIDO Friendly has generously partnered with VetLIVE to promote the blogathon and raise money for our charity by offering us free subscription passes for YOU, our READER!

What do you have to do to be so lucky to win?

Tell us the names of the two characters having a discussion about the upcoming blogathon in the funny video blog by Dr. Jed.  Post your answer below as a comment.  Rules here.

P.S. If you like the video blog, tell Dr. Jed! And stay tuned for another appearance from these two characters and some more dance moves throughout this 24 hours!
Dr. Laci


Dr. Laci Nash Schaible, DVM

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!

Hour One

November 13th, 2010

Help us Help The Puppies!

When we decided to do a 24 hour blogathon, it was a bit of a spontaneous decision. Now the time has arrived, November 13, 2010, and we’re not quite sure what we have gotten ourselves into.

In an effort to raise money to for National Mill Dog Rescue, we, He and She Schaible will be blogging once an hour from 11:00 am EST November 13, 2010 until 11:00 am EST November 14, 2010.

How it works: 24 blog posts for your information & entertainment delivered here on our blog. Note the DONATE button on the right, or at the bottom. You give, we collect.  $1, $5, every little bit counts! Want to donate more? Donate $10 or more and have your name (and location if you wish) featured on our site!

With so much animosity, debate, and horror circulating the news about puppy mills right now, we wondered what we could do to help. Dr. Laci used to work on Capitol Hill, and we wondered if we could use any political connections to reach out to our Congressmen so vehemently determined to allow the unregulated breeding mills to go on.  But  Dr. Laci knew what it was like to work on Capitol Hill and knew that would be futile.surgical instruments

Short of taking a mobile surgical unit out to Lancaster and spaying and neutered their breeding dogs, which I’m pretty sure is illegal and impossible as we don’t have a mobile unit, we felt strapped as to how we could help. We see so many puppy mill dogs here Read the rest of this entry »

Why there are big dogs, little dogs, but just mid-sized cats | Ask The Vet

November 3rd, 2010

Dogs really get the dirty end of the stick, which by the way they love to fetch anyway.  This is due to the differing histories of dog and cat domestication.

Ask The Vet | Lion with puppy

The association between people and cats was much different than that of people and dogs.  Cats are thought to have co-inhabited people’s spaces due to the fact that human settlements had more pests such as mice and rats.  The cats were welcome as pest controllers and they still are for many clients we know.

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Online Vets, Dr. Jed and Dr. Laci Wish You a Happy Halloween!!!

October 31st, 2010

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Online Vets Thank You for a Warm Welcome into the World of Pet Blogging!

October 28th, 2010

smiling happy dog, chocolate lab | Online VetAnd Where We’ve Been This Week!

With guest posts this week at DawgBusiness and FIDOFriendly, it is hard to believe this just started.  When Dr. Jed and I bought our tickets to BlogPaws West 2010, we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into.  I happened upon the site, and we immediately purchased the tickets–we knew it was going to be incredible and worth it’s weight in gold since we had yet to even launch our blog and had everything to learn.

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Get Your Creative Thinking Caps On!

October 26th, 2010

dog with mohawk

You Get to Name Our New Website and Win a Set of Dog Training Books!

Let’s face it. Dog owners must be creative in order to help their canines live better, longer, more fun-filled lives.

So I’m asking you to name our newest collective dog blog.

Let me tell you little bit about it.

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Sick Dog | Mimi the Lovable Chihuahua: Another Reason to Spay and Neuter

October 12th, 2010

chihuahua brown white dress

She was a robust little tail-wagger weighing in at 12 pounds, and she remains the sweetest chihuahua I have ever met.   I wouldn’t say that if it weren’t true because my mother-in-law has a chihuahua Sweetie that she is absolutely obsessed with, as much as I have ever seen a pet parent be.  That says a LOT; as you can imagine, I have met a lot of pet parents over the years

Back to Mimi.  Mimi’s parents were good pet owners, engaged in their pet’s health, researching articles on the internet, always trying their best to take excellent care of their family pet.  And they could talk, especially her mom. They also fell into the category, “I don’t want to spay/neuter my pet because I want my children to see the miracle of childbirth.” That category is one that I really have trouble understanding, but have come to just accept it exists.  All I can do is my best to educate the family, and then politely agree to disagree or I will be out of a patient and client.

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