By the time summer arrives, we all want to spend as much time outdoors as possible—and that includes your pets. But, like anything, spending time outdoors can be risky business for your furry companions, especially with the increasing populations of ticks across the US. Ticks are tiny bugs that bite and then latch onto humans or animals. These critters pose potential health risks because they carry and can transmit illnesses to their chosen host. Keep reading for tips on how to prevent these troublesome bugs from doing any harm to your beloved fur friends.
Brace yourself, because summer weather is in full swing, and that usually means extremely hot, humid temperatures are a sure thing. While uncomfortable for us, extreme heat events can be life-threatening to your pets. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your pets enjoy summery days as much as you do.
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Did you know there are more than 84-million doggy households and 66-million cat owners in North America? Over the last year, as many of us stayed at home, we also took the opportunity to add to our families with four-legged friends. The rise in pet ownership over the last year has been wonderful to see and the pet care industry as a result has grown to nearly $100-billion.
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Looking to book an appointment with a veterinary professional, but unsure if your concern warrants an appointment with a veterinarian or a technician? Not to worry, you’ve come to the right place! We've put together an overview of the presentations and concerns that can be seen by a veterinarian and a technician on Vetster to help you determine which veterinary professional best suits your needs.
As pets tend to grow older, they typically require a different style of care. With age, pets become less mobile, their hearing and sight aren’t as good as they used to be, and they can be more prone to various illnesses. Still, getting older is not by any means a death sentence and that’s why we’ve put together a few tips to keep your pet’s golden years happy and healthy!
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Vetster is excited to be the first veterinary telemedicine platform joining Lumino Health’s network! Accessing quality virtual veterinary care is now available. With Vetster, Lumino Health now offers health care solutions and resources that benefit the whole family.
Wondering what types of veterinary medicine cases can be treated virtually with telemedicine? Consider some of the most common reasons pet parents have booked an appointment!
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In the veterinary services industry, a professional standard called the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is required to practice veterinary medicine. It is a relationship that is established mutually when a veterinarian and client decide that a pet will be treated. This includes the veterinarian taking responsibility for providing the pet medical care; taking/keeping medical records, giving appropriate advice and treatment options, and diagnosing and prescribing medicine.
If you’re searching for a unique pet name, we’re here to help! We’ve combed through our list of thousands of our pet clients to find the cutest, most hilarious choices that our clients have named their pets. Whether these cute names are for your consideration in choosing the name for your new furry family member, or simply for pure entertainment, we’re certain you may find both throughout the list below.