Endangered Bobcats- Travel Animal Doctor

Endangered Bobcats- Travel Animal Doctor

Before veterinary school, Travel Animal Doctor worked as a zookeeper, cleaning up after endangered bobcats and various other zoological animals. minicooper93402 / Foter / CC BY On a regular basis she cleaned up a bobcat habitat for three months. In veterinary school Travel Animal Doctor had the opportunity to work in zoological medicine with various exotic species. Veterinary internships and school allowed Travel Animal Doctor continued education with big cats. Travel Animal Doctor believes that endangered bobcats, and conservation of bobcats is an important topic that has not had significant public awareness. Bobcats are considered endangered by the Endangered Species Act in New Jersey and in Mexico. In the 1990’s they were popularly trapped and hunted for their fur and killed by farmers. It has been listed that there are 249 captive bobcats and between 750,000 to 1,020,000 left in the wild. Bobcats who are too habituated with human contact will lack necessary hunting skills and will starve in the wild. Bobcats are predators to small animals and can consume small pets with ease. Their normal diet consists of rabbits, birds and deer. In most states it is illegal to own a bobcat without proper licensing.   Owning a bobcat is a commitment and financial responsibility, and returning them to the wild once they are grown will cause undue suffering and death by starvation to the once pet. It is the most advantageous for all parties involved not to own a bobcat. Re-homing a bobcat may not be possible. Bobcats are quite destructive inside a house, and if captive require specialized veterinarians for pet/veterinary care who are comfortable with working with the species. Foter /...
Travel Animal Doctor: 6 Tips to Reduce Pet Moving Stress

Travel Animal Doctor: 6 Tips to Reduce Pet Moving Stress

If you plan on moving into a new apartment or house soon, check out these tips to reduce stress of moving with pets.- Travel Animal Doctor Moving can be just as stressful to your pet as it is to you. According to the most recent US Census Bureau statistics 35.9 million people changed their place of residence within the United States between 2012 and 2013. Most moves occur in relation to life events. Those who are 23-40 years old move most often, likely due to job changes. Another wave of moving seems to occur when people retire beginning at age 65. A change of residence for any reason, and at any age involves a lot of research, compromise, and decision making not only for the humans in the family unit, but also on behalf of their furry family members. Travel Animal Doctor: If a move is in your near future here are a few things to consider to make the move less stressful for you, Fido and Sassy.  REPORT Jessica E. Claudio, DVM Owner 7 items   2 followers   0 votes   92 views 6 Helpful Hints When Moving with Pets Listly by Jessica E. Claudio, DVM Here are 6 things to remember when moving with pets. Follow List Embed List 1 Plan ahead Mar 20, 2015 Is the place you are moving to going to be your permanent home, or a temporary one until you locate a new house? If you are moving to an apartment while you house search you will want to consider requesting a first floor apartment for ease of taking your dog (especially an elderly dog...
Travel Animal Doctor: Parasites

Travel Animal Doctor: Parasites

Did I contract fleas from my dog? If there is a flea infestation on your skin, it is not likely to have come from your dog. – Travel Animal Doctor It is important to realize that you really cannot contract fleas from your dog or cat. It is upsetting when a person wants to give away a family pet, even more so if it is because a person believes to have contracted fleas from the pet. While many people fear getting these parasites from their pets, there is no reason to fear. National Media Museum / Foter / No known copyright restrictions  It is often a blessing to remember that some parasites do not cross species and are host-specific. Fleas are somewhat host-specific, in that reproduction cannot be completed on humans. This means they may bite you, but they cannot replicate on you. Thus, dog fleas cannot live off of you. While you cannot catch fleas from your dog or cat, there are human fleas that can specifically fulfill their life-cycle through use of your blood on your skin. If you think about it, you are often exposed to parasites without a pet. Let’s say you took a trip to Ethiopia and ran out of bottled water.   You are dehydrated and have no choice but to take a sip of water from a stagnant pond. A year later you are in the backyard of your house working in the garden and you feel a burning and uncomfortable blister forming on your leg. You put your foot in cold water to ease the burning sensation and a worm emerges from the blister releasing thousands...
Travel Animal Doctor: 3 St. Patty’s Day Tips

Travel Animal Doctor: 3 St. Patty’s Day Tips

The director here at Travel Animal Doctor wants to wish you a safe and Happy St. Patty’s Day! 1. No green beer for Lucky. Even a small amount of beer can be toxic to your dog or cat. 2. Give a Greenies or a Natural Balance dental stick to celebrate the Luck of the Irish and to keep your dog’s mouth fresh and clean this St. Patty’s Day! 3. Make sure Lucky is wearing green to avoid those pinches (or don’t and pinch/tickle away!). Either way Lucky will love the attention! May the luck of the Irish be with you! – Travel Animal Doctor Share this:PrintLike this:Like...
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