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NOT ONE MORE VET - calling attention to the high suicide rates in the veterinary community

Mar, 23

"We depend on veterinarians to heal our animals and hold our hand when our pet is suffering.  But when the diagnosis isn't good, some of us tend to take our anger and frustration out on them.  Vets don’t go to vet school (4 years undergrad and at least 4 year grad school) to become rich.  They do it because they have a passion...

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THINK BEFORE YOU THROW

Jan, 20

Repetitive ball throwing: facts and alternatives Not sure what might be bad about repetitive ball throwing? Read and learn some more appropriate ways of exercising and bonding with your dog. “A tired dog is a good dog” - perhaps, but we are really happy that more and more dog owners are becoming aware of a potentially bad outcome from repetitively...

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Therapy Dogs and Animal-Assisted Therapy

Sep, 20

Animal-assisted therapy is the use of certified therapy animals as part of a therapeutic plan. Pet Partners, once known as the Delta Society, has described animal-assisted therapy as a "significant part of treatment for many people physically, socially, emotionally or cognitively challenged." Patients in hospitals or assisted living homes often benefit from animal-assisted therapy, especially children and the elderly. All...

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The Therapeutic Value of Horses

Jun, 18

Who benefits from equine-facilitated psychotherapy? Most of us who own horses talk about their “therapeutic” value. Being in the barn grooming, feeding, and otherwise caring for our horses reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall health. Yet, it is the companionship with our equine partners that is the foundation of our growth in relationship to these animals. Being with...

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