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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Nov 02, 2019

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

It's beginning to look a lot like... bowel obstructions! Just kidding, but really, holiday festivities can pose a number of hazards to pets if owners aren't diligent. Here are a few tips to keep the 4-legged members of your household safe & happy this holiday season.Poisonous Foods & PlantsChocolateGarlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives, and shallotsGrapes & raisinsBones -- they can not only cause stomach upset, but splinter in your pet's belly! Only provide chew bones ...

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How To Afford Your Vet Bills

Aug 06, 2019

How To Afford Your Vet Bills

Part of pet ownership is providing veterinary care, just as part of parenthood is providing medical care for your kids. Vet care used to be exclusively paid for out of pocket, and often at a hefty price, with little to no options for those larger vet bills. But this is 2018! There are lots of options to help pay for vet care! All of us who have loved a pet have probably experienced a big vet bill at some point or another, whether for a broken leg, UTI, getting into something poisonous, or even j...

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The No-Kill Myth

Jan 04, 2019

It's one of the first things people notice about an animal shelter or rescue organization these days. Some people even ask us outright. "Are you no-kill?" "Are you a kill shelter?"The answer to both of those questions is no. Here's why."No-kill" is nothing more than a marketing term designed to present an emotional appeal to the public. What it actually does is far more damaging. You've probably seen the Facebook posts with trendy terms like "k...

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Advice Regarding Lost and Found Pets

Jun 20, 2017

The staff at the VHS receive many calls each day regarding people finding an animal or losing their beloved pet. We want to help as many owners and pets as possible get reunited. The following is some advice that we regularly issue to our callers to assist them in doing all they can do to help a lost or found pet get returned to their family safely.Accidents happen but PLEASE REMEMBER that prevention is the best way to avoid the heartache of losing a fuzzy family member.Keep up to date tags on y...

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