Nashville, TN – Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency will open a new 10,000 square-foot outpatient services building on January 25th, 2021.
The move is in response to the growing need for specialty and emergency veterinary care in Middle Tennessee.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has created a web-based resource to use rabies vaccination tags to help reunite lost pets with their owners.
Those who find stray pets wearing TDH rabies tags can now use this tool on the TDH website to search for and identify the veterinarians who vaccinated the animals, who can then help with information to find the owners.
Written by Mary Brenna Corr
Nashville, TN – For zoo animals caught in the crossfire of war, the stories are grim. Abandonment, starvation and looting become new threats in an uncertain future. But did you know that the United States military has a special corps of soldiers whose mission it is to provide veterinary expertise during times of conflict, war, and other emergencies?
Nashville Zoo recently partnered with the Veterinary Services Division out of Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky to help these military veterinarians become familiar with zoo and exotic animal medicine and husbandry.
With the firing of Karen Josephson as the Montgomery County Animal Control director, an already serious problem is getting worse. It’s a very emotional and political issue, and it won’t get any better until we all take responsibility for our pets.
Josephson was fired over some administrative shortcomings, and missing receipts, but what she was really fired for, in my opinion, was bringing too much publicity to the problem, and having a big heart. Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers had just had enough of the non-stop headlines. The daily reminder that this is a serious problem, and only getting worse, was too much for the mayor. «Read the rest of this article»
Funding made possible through “Animal Friendly” license plate sales
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is now accepting applications for the Animal Friendly Spay/Neuter Grant program. Grants provided through this program support low-cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats in Tennessee and are funded through sales of Animal Friendly license plates. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The rampant overpopulation of animals in Clarksville/Montgomery County doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Ask any Veterinarian and they’ll tell you. Overpopulation is a real problem. Pet owners can help. Spay and Neuter your pet.
Dr. Ron and Kathy Whitford are being pro-active, by putting their clinic in the forefront of controlling the animal population at the St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic.
Dr. Lorie Huston Discusses Potential Household Risks for Pets During the Holidays
Nashville, TN – The GREENIES® Brand has partnered with veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, author of the Pet Health Care Gazette and veterinary expert for petMD’s The Daily Vet, to share insights about the health hazards pet owners may not be aware of for pets during the holidays and tips on how to protect against them.
Holiday Havoc—The holidays can be a stressful time for pets. In many households, the holidays bring frequent visitors and major changes in the daily routine. As such, it’s important to provide pets with a private area of their own. This should be a room or area of the home where guests are not allowed. «Read the rest of this article»
Yonkers, NY — Despite the economic downturn, Americans have not cut back on spending on Fluffy and Fido. According to a survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center, during the darkest days of the recession in 2009 and 2010, only 16 percent of Americans said they reduced the amount they spent on their pets.
On top of this, the price of pet food, veterinary care and other pet-related products and services has risen 4 percent since 2008. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – With temperatures reaching an expect 98 degrees today and 99 degrees tomorrow, it is important to think out your outdoor pets. Pets left outside need to be provided with a shaded area for protection from the sun.
It is also important to provide them with plenty of cool drinking water. I stress cool water because water that has been left out in the warm weather will reach temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees even in the shade. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like drinking warm or hot water and neither does your pet. «Read the rest of this article»
American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, CATalyst Council, and Petfinder Offer Top 10 Checklist for Cat Parents and Parents-To-Be
Washington, D.C. – Millions of Americans will heed the national call to visit their local shelter or rescue center during Adopt-A-Cat Month this June, and leading national animal organizations are encouraging families and individuals interested in adopting a cat to take home not just one kitty, but two.
This is among the “Top 10” suggestions from American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, CATalyst Council and Petfinder. The four organizations collaborated to create a Top Ten Checklist to help navigate the weighty decisions that come with the awesome responsibilities of pet adoption. They have also created an online resource center – available at www.americanhumane.org/aacm – for use by shelters, veterinarians, individuals and anyone who wants to ensure the well-being of cats.
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