How to Find the Perfect Cat for Adoption- Travel Animal Doctor

How to Find the Perfect Cat for Adoption- Travel Animal Doctor

When looking for the perfect cat to adopt for the family, it can be quite difficult. Not because there are a lack of cats to choose from, but because there are so many adorable cats just waiting for you to take them home. So how do you find the perfect cat for your household? Where can you go to find kittens and cats galore? Look no further than below to read tips to find the perfect feline companion for your home: The Search for the Purr-fect Pet for You Our family has been in the search for a kitty for the last few weeks. We have gone back and forth about whether or not to get one, but finally decided to just go for it. Jade, our dog, loves all animals. My husband and I thought the right cat could make the perfect companion. Finding a cat that gets along with our dog was an interesting challenge. We visited three animal shelters but it was hard to pick just one. While I would love one cat my husband loved another. My friend, a feline-only practitioner, has a quote that comes to mind for this, “Cats are like potato chips, you can’t have just one.” Unfortunately one is all we can have in our apartment. The following is how our family found our perfect meow -tastic bud. 3 Avenues to Find the Perfect Pet 1. Animal Shelters Visiting neighboring animal shelters is always fun. The past few weekends my husband and I have stopped by a few animal shelters and found many potential companions, but we couldn’t agree on our favorite. 2. Petco Cat...
The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

What would you say if I told you that some pet food ingredients commonly eaten by dogs- if eaten to excess, could do some serious harm?   Monkey See, Monkey Do It is easy to see a pet food product on the shelf, and believe that all the ingredients in it are 100% safe for you to give to your pet whole. Do your own research on homemade and people foods before giving them to your pets. Human Foods As the colder months set in, I become a glutton for warm apple cider with a cinnamon mixing stick. Cinnamon sticks commonly found in stores are made of cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains measurable levels of courmarin that can be damaging to the health of your pooch. mysza831 / Foter / CC BY   Apple stems, seeds, and leaves, etc contain cyanide, which is also toxic to dogs. Check it out. Learning the Facts Cinnamon Rarely, skin irritation can occur inside the mouth of a cinnamon sensitive pet. A large quantity of cinnamon powder (greater than 1 tsp.), or a small amount of essential oil is dangerous for your pet. Find out more about toxic side effects of cinnamon at Pet Poison Helpline.   Apples Apple seeds, stems and leaves contain cyanide, and large amounts ingested can also harm your pet. For more information about poisoning from apples, visit ASPCA. My dog just had a seed, I’m scared! Remember that a large quantity of seeds is necessary to really harm your pet. Many of the true dangers of apples and cinnamon come from an excessive amount of accidental consumption. Contact Your Veterinarian ASAP If you believe your pet has accidentally ingested...
Save the Taiji Dolphins – Travel Animal Doctor

Save the Taiji Dolphins – Travel Animal Doctor

Jade here, the director at Travel Animal Doctor, reporting on the Taiji Dolphins. Czermak Photography / Foter / CC BY This morning humom called me up on the bed and rubbed my belly. When she began to pull her hand away and reach for her computer I begged her, “Not yet!” I wiggled closer to her so that she had no choice but to keep scratching. I get really excited when she speaks to me, and began to wag my tail when she asked me if she had ever told me about the dolphins.You haven’t, not yet, but I would love to hear about them, I barked with a wag of my tail. The Story Humom spent some time at an aquarium where she helped ultrasound dolphins. She described each individual personality of her patients with a twinkle in her eyes. She recalled a young’n who was spritely and quite the trouble maker. The adolescent listened but only when his independence was won over by some yummy fish. There was an older female who had unbelievable patience and tolerance for the adolescent and the ultrasound procedure. They were an extraordinary spectacle to behold and their antics provided quite a show. Much like I offered my belly to my humom, the dolphins flipped over to present their own bellies for use of the ultrasound. They were well trained and made it relatively easy to perform the brief check ups. When enough was enough, the adolescent splashed at the doctors in an attempt to get them soaked as he swam away. Inquisitively I looked at humom, as if to ask her...
Who Says Dogs Can’t Play Tennis

Who Says Dogs Can’t Play Tennis

Jade here, updating you from my little corner of the world. My parents took me to the park the other day with tennis rackets in their hands and tennis balls in their pockets. I was a bit nervous of those rackets. The sheer size alone made me hesitant to get close. But then out of those pockets came the animated bouncing lime green Wilson balls, who quickly became my new best friends. Who says dogs can’t play tennis? This is when the adventure began. My humom hit that ball far far away and I ran for it as fast as I could. Stretching my legs felt so good. I was proud to get that ball and brought it all the way back so that my mom could hit it for me again. Humom whacked that ball straight to my dad, which he returned back to her with a smack of his racket. I waited eagerly for the ball to be hit to me and soon enough there it went. After around three times of chasing that ball I was out of breath. I sat and watched humom and dad pop the ball back and forth, all the while begging them to take a break so they could sit next to me and rub my belly. After our short break we were at it again. My dad hit a ball for me that was not very far away. I went and got it but only brought it halfway back. I figured I was getting enough exercise and it was my dad’s turn to go get the ball. After about thirty minutes...
8 Photos of Happiness

8 Photos of Happiness

Inspire Greytness nominated me for a post called 8 Photos of Happiness from Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet. My 8 photos express reasons for wanting to become a veterinarian as well as reasons that make me happy I am a veterinarian. They are my old family pets, my mom and dad’s pets, and Jade. These animals had and still have a way of making my frown turn upside down. Just sorting through these photos flooded me with   joyous memories.   Meet Scar. My husband and I found him sick at a shelter. He was so sweet and loving, and he rolled around and played with us for a straight 15 minutes before we decided we had no choice but to take him home. He was our first pet, and he was adorable. He was such a cuddler, and always had to sleep on one of our heads at night. Sadly one evening he slipped out of a crack in the door. We looked for him everywhere but he never came back. We talk about getting another cat all of the time. One of these days we will. While growing up, we had a samoyed named Bayer. He was the sweetest dog our family has ever had. He was big and docile. The family who had him before us called him moose because he was so big. I smile whenever I see that precious face. Maggie was our family sheepdog. She was smart as a whip. I remember training her to pull at a pulley on command, that would elevate a basket to the top of our tree...
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