Belizean Escape to the Midas Resort- Travel Animal Doctor

Belizean Escape to the Midas Resort- Travel Animal Doctor

Look no further than the Midas Resort for your next Belizean escape. – Travel Animal Doctor Before this moment sipping a piña colada out of a coconut seemed more appropriately viewed in a Hollywood production than in your right hand. Feeling the breeze blow the bottom string of your bikini top ever so gently on the small of your back, you will reach back to make sure it is still secure. The waterfall will summon you, and in two seconds the rest of the world will disappear. Relax Swim through a pristine waterfall to a secluded heated pool that appears on the other side. The warm jet will caress your skin as you close your eyes and your body relaxes to the soothing sound of the rushing water. Off the beaten path, yet still close to the native culture, this convenient, accommodating and affordable resort is just the place to kick up your weathered heels. Location, Location, Location The Midas Resort in Belize is opportunely located 1.5 kilometers or a little less than 1 mile away from the Green Iguana Conservation Project, the #1 activity in San Ignacio, Belize on Trip Advisor. A 5-10 minute walk will bring you to the center of town where you can eat authentic Belizean cuisine and shop from an array of unique stores and street vendors. For as little as $36 a night, you can receive keys to your personal thatched roof bungalow with crisp air conditioning and ceiling fans that instantaneously dissipate the overwhelming rainforest heat. Bordering the stone walkway to your cabana are fragrant tropical flowers and palm trees. All-Inclusive Begin the morning...
6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a Traveling Animal Doctor

6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a Traveling Animal Doctor

These 6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a traveling animal doctor will make your next pet-friendly visit to Washington D.C. a delightful experience.  My husband and I decided to take our dog, Jade, to see the national monuments. It was extremely busy and made me realize the importance of preparation when taking pets to a populated event. I have brainstormed and compiled some tips to try for safe city travel with your pet. 1) Buckle up. City driving is very hectic, and often there is intense traffic. Safe pet transport is important to avoid stress on your pet, yourself, and ensure that you get to your destination safely. There are many seat belts for dogs that are relatively cheap (as little as $20). If you have a small pet a pet carrier can work as well. With quick stop and go driving, your pet may get hurt or hurt someone else if he or she is not secured appropriately. 2) Bring water. There are many dog friendly places that may have accessible water for your pet. With the proper research you may be able to find pet friendly places with water sources. Remember that you never know when a pet friendly water source may be in need of repair.   Even if you are able to buy a water bottle not every pet knows how to drink from one. There are keychain collapsible water bowls that can fit on or in a travel bag quite easily. Additionally, there are bottles with lids that fold out to form a bowl for your pet to drink from. These are just a few ideas of...
Traveling Veterinarians Help Reintroduce Kihansi Spray Toads

Traveling Veterinarians Help Reintroduce Kihansi Spray Toads

Traveling veterinarians help reintroduce once extinct in the wild, Kihansi Spray Toads in Tanzania. Veterinarians For the first time ever in the history of our world, in 2012, a special amphibian species was returned to their natural ecosystem after being extinct in the wild. Veterinarians played an important role in the success of the reintroduction of the Kihansi Spray Toads. It just goes to show that while veterinarians are popularly known to take care of cats, dogs and farm animals, they can also help to save an entire species. The job of a zoo veterinarian is to ensure the toads are healthy so that reproduction is successful. Collaboration It is the collaboration of Tanzanian universities, conservationists, scientists, animal keepers, directors and all of zoo administration, that made the success of release of the Kihansi Spray Toads possible. While many may think that this is a good ending to a story, I believe it is only the true beginning. Which is where I will start; at the beginning of a story. What drove these toads to extinction in the wild? Chytridiomycosis In an age when chytrid fungus is killing off the amphibian population at large throughout the world, the kihansi spray toads are only one of at least five-hundred affected amphibian species. Chytrid fungus causes a devastating disease called chytridiomycosis, which appears as infections of skin cells on the pelvis, belly and digits of frogs, toads and salamanders. The condition causes thickened skin, also known as hyperkeratosis, followed by sloughing of the affected skin. The chytrid fungus was not the main cause of extinction in the wild of the kihansi spray toads in 2009. The...
JGI: Meeting Dr. Jane Goodall -travelanimaldr.com

JGI: Meeting Dr. Jane Goodall -travelanimaldr.com

This Earth Day, I want to recognize Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for, “Sowing the Seeds of Hope”. -travelanimaldr.com The standing ovation for this soft-spoken, yet illustrious woman made every celebration for the triumphant winner of each season of Hell’s Kitchen pale in comparison. Were Dr. Jane Goodall’s admirers clapping for her substantial scientific advancements; her dedication to establishing environmental awareness around the globe; her devoted education of their children through her “Roots & Shoots” program; her political achievements such as being named a U.N. ‘Messenger of Peace” twice by the United Nations; or for a multitude of these reasons? Regardless of the rationale behind our appreciation, Dr. Jane deserves every moment of our rejoice. Story Telling Dr. Goodall’s natural ability for story telling kept me captivated from the moment that she began speaking. Her reminiscent voice launched my imagination in a way that, in one-minute I was in the lecture hall, and the next, I was standing on a peak in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. A feeling of devastation overcame me, as I overlooked the once green, evergreen forest. In front of me now were just desolate mountains, free of trees or greenery due to deforestation. I was relieved when later in the lecture; Dr. Goodall brought me back to Gombe. This time my feelings of helplessness disappeared as once again, in my imagination I saw an enchanting evergreen forest restored greener, and healthier than ever. I listened as Dr. Jane explained the integral part she played in restoring her home to its natural state. Dr. Jane Goodall had created a station in Gombe where...
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