PET OWNERS - News You Can Use

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Common dog disease prevention starts with vaccinations and vet visits - Submitted by Dr. Keith de la Cruz. Please visit 

http://expertbeacon.com/common-dog-disease-prevention-starts-vaccinations-and-vet-visits/#.VGUGaD9ALoC

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Lyme Disease Fact Sheet, July 2014

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Choosing & Caring for your Pet Snake, written by Kelly Gottschalk, DVM
Snakes. Do you react to this single word with fascination or phobia? Perhaps more than any other pet, a snake can evoke this range of responses. Snakes are not evil, slippery, or slimy. They are smooth, dry, and graceful. There are more than three thousand species worldwide with unique adaptations for survival.
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Did you know that domesticated cats that are well cared for by their owners can live into their late teens to early twenties?

This article written by VVMA member, Dr. Bridget Hickman will guide you through what to do and what not to do.
http://expertbeacon.com/how-keep-your-elderly-cat-healthy-so-they-live-long-happy-lives/#.U9k-IZt170X

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VVMA secretary-treasurer, Dr. Keith de la Cruz offers advice on pet treats

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2014/07/25/pets-and-treats.cnn.html

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"What To Do If Your Cat Has Feline Diabetes" written by VVMA member, Bridget Hickman, DVM
http://expertbeacon.com/what-do-if-your-cat-has-feline-diabetes/#.U5Y84ZRdWrx
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"For the Birds" written by Richmond Family Magazine contributor and VVMA member, Dr. Kelly Gottschalk.
http://richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/birds/
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"Lyme infections and pets,"Tammy Smith, with the Richmond Times Dispatch interviews Jeff Newman, DVM
http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/health/lyme-infections-and-pets/article_f0de7504-adcf-5da4-aee4-6e443b0f4fb4.html
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"Kitty Training, Advice for Properly Socializing your Kitten," written by Dr. Leslie Sinn. To read this article go to
http://expertbeacon.com/kitty-training-advice-properly-socializing-your-kitten/#.Uvjqo5t170V
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Choose a Veterinarian for your Cat Who Specializes in Feline Care, by Connie Canode, DVM
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Ferrets are Great Pets if You Understand What It's Like to Own One by Mark Finkler, D.V.M.
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The Dos and Do Nots of Choosing a Doggy Daycare, by Mark Finkler, D.V.M.
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Article written by Dr. Michael Watts answers questions like, if your pet develops a mass, what do I do? Read the article at:
http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/entertainment_life/columnists/if-your-pet-develops-a-mass-consult-your-veterinarian-soon/article_00049808-624b-11e3-bf13-001a4bcf6878.html
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Do dogs have symptoms of depression? Read more of what VVMA member, Dr. Leslie Sinn says about this topic, The Main Causes of Doggy Depression, and What to Do About It
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Pets Get Arthritis Too! Read more about this topic written by VVMA member, Dr. Keith de la Cruz, HERE.
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Protect Yourself and Your Pets from Rabies - podcast
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This video provides suggestions to protect yourself and your pets from rabies. Featured on the video is Dr. Julia Murphy with the Virginia Department of Health and the current President of the VVMA, Dr. Mark Finkler. Click HERE to view the video.

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Richmond, VA - NBC12 News Investigates Deadly Pet Meds Mix Ups
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The International Pet
Moving Your Pet Abroad is Sometimes Complicated
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Preventive Pet Health Care
Animal Wellness Checklist

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Animal emergency cards may be downloaded at the AVMA website
https://www.avma.org/KB/VMA/Pages/Animal-emergency-information-cards-can-be-downloaded-from-AVMA-website.aspx


PET OWNERS - News You Can Use

This page is updated weekly,  so please check back for new updates! 
"What To Do If Your Cat Has Feline Diabetes" written by VVMA member, Bridget Hickman, DVM
http://expertbeacon.com/what-do-if-your-cat-has-feline-diabetes/#.U5Y84ZRdWrx
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"For the Birds" written by Richmond Family Magazine contributor and VVMA member, Dr. Kelly Gottschalk.
http://richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/birds/
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"Lyme infections and pets,"Tammy Smith, with the Richmond Times Dispatch interviews Jeff Newman, DVM
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"Kitty Training, Advice for Properly Socializing your Kitten," written by Dr. Leslie Sinn. To read this article go to 
http://expertbeacon.com/kitty-training-advice-properly-socializing-your-kitten/#.Uvjqo5t170V 
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Choose a Veterinarian for your Cat Who Specializes in Feline Care, by Connie Canode, DVM
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Ferrets are Great Pets if You Understand What It's Like to Own One by Mark Finkler, D.V.M.
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The Dos and Do Nots of Choosing a Doggy Daycare, by Mark Finkler, D.V.M.
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Article written by Dr. Michael Watts answers questions like,  if your pet develops a mass, what do I do? Read the article at:
http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/entertainment_life/columnists/if-your-pet-develops-a-mass-consult-your-veterinarian-soon/article_00049808-624b-11e3-bf13-001a4bcf6878.html
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How To Keep Pets Safe and Warm During The Winter Months, listen to this podcast:
http://www.mmipublicrelations.com/podcasts/entry/virginia-veterinary-medical-association-discusses-winter-pet-safety/
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A Gecko Under the Tree? by Kelly Gottschalk, DVM
This article is in the November, Richmond Family Magazine. Read the article at http://richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/gecko-tree/
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Winter pet safety, by Geri Carlson, DVM http://richmondfamilymagazine.com/rfm-community/winter-pet-safety/
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Do dogs have symptoms of depression?  Read more of what VVMA member, Dr. Leslie Sinn says about this topic, The Main Causes of Doggy Depression, and What to Do About It
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Pets Get Arthritis Too!  Read more about this topic written by VVMA member, Dr. Keith de la Cruz, HERE.
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Protect Yourself and Your Pets from Rabies - podcast

This video provides suggestions to protect yourself and your pets from rabies. Featured on the video is Dr. Julia Murphy with the Virginia Department of Health and the current President of the VVMA, Dr. Mark Finkler.  Click HERE to view the video.

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Richmond, VA - NBC12 News Investigates Deadly Pet Meds Mix Ups
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Virginia State Animal Response Team - Monthly Pet Tips
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The International Pet
Moving Your Pet Abroad is Sometimes Complicated
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Preventive Pet Health Care
  • The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) announces the release of a podcast discussing how families can keep their pets safe during a hurricane or other emergency situation. In the podcast, Samuel Tate, D.V.M., secretary of the board of directors for the Virginia State Animal Response Team (VSART), provides advice for both cat and dog owners to help them prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm and prevent separation. Podcast - Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency

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