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Over the holidays we frequently hospitalize dogs and cats with pancreatitis. Even if your cute little one is looking up at you with big, sad eyes it’s better for them not to eat the greasy turkey leftovers. This month’s article is all about pancreatitis.
It's no trick - chocolate and dogs don't mix. Tips on how to hide your Halloween treats from your clever, chocolate loving dog; including how to get your kids involved!
In May my boyfriend and I took a trip to Nicaragua where we saw abandoned and malnourished stray dogs everywhere. It was overwhelming to see this number of street dogs. We wanted to pack them up and take them home. By the end of our trip we were on a small Caribbean Island called Little Corn; staying in beach bungalows run by a couple from Fort Collins, Colorado. On our first night we met Star, an extremely abused yet loving island dog. She had open wounds covering her entire neck which we found out later came from her owner hanging her by lobster rope - a thick, coarse fishing rope. Immediately we wanted to give her a better life, so for the next week we planned how to take her back with us to California.
They may walk on four legs and have a fur coat but our pets aren’t that different from us - especially when it comes to their health. Just like us, things happen unexpectedly. Whether it is an emergency situation or a serious health condition, our pets are not immune to the unanticipated, the unforeseen, and the unpredictable. And just like us, health insurance can play a huge part in whether the unexpected becomes an unbearable financial burden.