Posts Tagged ‘video’

Puppy Love

April 6th, 2011

Hump day is hard enough, right?  Here’s a video to get you smiling through the rest of the week.

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Fun pet videos

January 28th, 2011

Just for fun, and in honor of the snow wall that keeps hitting us, Dr. Laci and I went sledding yesterday.  It somehow makes the four hours we spent shoveling seem less painful–well, actually we are quite sore, but you know what I mean.

Our guys were not nearly as amused by the sleds as this brave doggy!

Would you take your dogs sledding, or would you be worried about injury? If you have taken them, did they seem to like it?

-Dr. Jed

Paws on Pads: iPad Proves Popular with Pets

January 10th, 2011

It’s been less than one year since Apple announced the arrival of the upcoming arrival of the iPad, and yet it seems like it’s been in our lives forever.

What is on your pet’s wishlist:  Apple products or the more traditional edible pet-treat variety?

Dr. Jed joined team Apple about six years ago when he purchased a MacBook with the points he had earned on his business card for opening costs of his hospital. This past November, again those points paid off as the iPad entered our lives.

online vet, ask a vet, my cat is sick, is my cat sick, my dog is sick, online vet advice, vet questionsApple products are taking over the world with their addictive crack-like properties. But wait! It appears that more than humans are susceptible to this addiction.

An iPad game for cats? That’s hardly the half of it. There are currently over 940 cat-related applications available for the iPad, which is ironic since the tablet doesn’t even come with a mouse. From butterfly games, to angry birds (a favorite of Dr. Jed’s), to string games, even a musical piano.

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How to keep your dog from eating too fast – fast eating can lead to bad things…

November 13th, 2010

Dogs don’t really have to chew their kibble if they don’t want to.

Although this is a common characteristic of dogs in general, it is very beneficial to slow down the speed of their ingestion. Large dogs, like St.Bernards, Dobermans, Great Danes, labs, etc. are at risk of bloat and even a more dangerous condition and potentially fatal called gastric dilatation/volvulus (GDV) when a torsion of the stomach occurs.  So how, as pet owners, can we prevent bloat and GDV and what are the risk factors?

Risk factors for bloat and GDV:

  • Narrow and deep chestDog eating with baby
  • Once-daily feeding
  • Rapid eating
  • Exercise after eating
  • Consuming large quantities of food and/or water
  • Fearful temperament
  • Being underweight
  • Eating from a raised feeding bowl
  • Stress

Strategies to prevent, bloat, vomiting, and gastric dilatation volvulus:

  1. Feed kibble that measures at least 3 cm forces the dog to bite down on the kibble before swallowing, thus limiting the risk of aerophagia (swallowing of air), a known risk factor for gastric dilatation. There are large kibble foods available at leading pet stores
  2. Feed your dog using a slow-eating dog bowl or a puzzle toy. See the bowl recommendations below. They range in quality and price. Be sure that if your dog eats plastic to splurge on the stainless steel versions.

  3. Feed smaller portions more frequently. A deep-chested dog should be fed 3-4 times a day smaller meals to prevent bloat. Never feed just once a day. Read the rest of this entry »

Is my dog sick? Is my cat sick? How to better use Google to find out!

October 14th, 2010

Is my pet sick? What are dog symptoms and cat symptoms? Have you ever tried to do research about your pets and only get bombarded with websites trying to sell you things? Check out this video to learn two search techniques that my clients have often found useful -- happy searching!

Good Luck -- knowledge is power!
Dr. Jed

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Dr. Jed Schaible VMD talks about how to research dog symptoms and cat symptoms

Online Veterinary Advice: How to Clip Your Pet’s Nails Without Regret – Videos and Tutorials

October 7th, 2010

How to clip your dog’s, cat’s, bird’s, ferret’s and guinea pig’s nails or claws; online veterinary approved links for multiple species

Puppy and kitten | Pet Vet Online AdviceClipping your pet’s nails can be daunting and frustrating task that can even be dangerous for you and your pet.  As veterinarians, Dr. Laci and I see the results of misinformed pet owners and the damage they have done to their pet’s toes unintentionally.  On the other hand, we have seen pet owners neglect cutting their pet’s nails and have treated the medical conditions that resulted from the lack of clipping.  We decided to put together a bunch of links for different species that we feel are accurate and appropriate educational tools for pet owners.

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