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The NAVTA and the powers that be are campaigning – neigh they have passed- an initiative to turn our hard-earned credentials into bed pan cleaners. WHAT? I’m sorry, but I do NOT like the idea of being called a veterinary Nurse, even if I am not actively practicing as a tech. Here is their logic: […]

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Puppy dies from acute nicotine poisoning after chewing up its owner’s E-CIGARETTE inn ENGLAND

Nicotine cartridges/filters can contain anywhere from 6-36 mg of nicotine–about the same amount as in a cigarette. The bottles of liquid used to recharge the cartridges (e-liquid, e-juice) contain up to 36 mg nicotine/mL and come in 10-30 mL bottles (30 mL was largest I was able to find), so can contain as much as […]

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Does this really happen you might wonder….

There was an article that came out about a month ago that has been picked up by major newspapers and websites across the nation. It deals with a Veterinarian that was keeping a few dogs for “experimentation” according to the article. That wasn’t necessarily true, but he was keeping them alive AFTER being paid to […]

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Saved by the Vet!!

Don’t let this happen to you and your dog: How the Doctor Almost Killed Her Dog By RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN, M.D. The week before Christmas, I nearly killed my German shepherd. Dexter with Ellie. Dexter in Central Park. His name is Dexter, and he’s 11 years old. It all began on a Saturday morning in […]

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Dangers of Xylitol

I am going to reprint an article that I found here about the dangers of Xylitol, which is a sugar-alcohol based sweetener. Dec 14, 2010 The Dangers of Xylitol Most everyone knows that chocolate should be kept out of reach of pets. There is a new threat to be concerned about. The new types of […]

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Some have asked me…

Why do I volunteer to answer questions for people about their pets and not get paid for it? Well, aside from the fact that not everything in life is about money, I think I can answer this question by showing you some of the feedback I get from these people who I have never met. […]

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Time marches on…

I have sad news to report-I had to put down my 15 yr old cat Crouton on May 16th. She was dying of kidney failure, a much to common affliction of older cats. If a cat older than 11 doesn’t die of old age, then cancer or kidney failure will get them in the end. […]

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What is a Vet Tech anyway?

What exactly is a Vet Tech? I have heard this asked many times and I am not sure that the question is ever answered out there in the general public. Most people do not know what a Vet Tech is or what we do. But if you ever take your pet into a veterinary clinic […]

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Hello all you pet lovers!

Hello everyone! This will be my newest blog about Pet Care. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and I practiced for over 35 yrs total. I was forced to retire in 2000 from a serious back injury sustained on the job but I am still licensed and keep current in all aspects of veterinary medicine. […]

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