Wednesday, September 24, 2014
"The average dog lifespan is 12.8 years, according to Pets.ca. Factors like breed, size, and gender influence longevity. Sometimes, a dog’s expected life span may be cut short by a health condition or handicap that limits his chances of survival. Simply put, dogs have a rather short life expectancy compared to humans. While most pet owners are already aware of this fact, many dread the day when their dogs become terminally ill, sustain fatal injuries, or suffer a diminished quality of life due to old age. In these circumstances, in home euthanasia for Long Island pets emerges as a compassionate course of action."
Monday, September 22, 2014
"Taking a cat to the vet for regular checkups is essential for maintaining good health, although the anxiety felt during travel and the actual checkup may prove too great for many domesticated felines to handle. Some cats may feel infinitely more relaxed if routine checkups are conducted in a familiar environment. This is where at-home services from a mobile cat vet in Long Island come into play. Pet owners who only want the best for their beloved cat companions can get in touch with a recognized Long Island cat vet like the Island Vet Group that operates a fully equipped mobile veterinary practice. Consequently, pet owners can save on travel time and ensure their favorite felines get quality veterinary care in the comfort of one’s own home."
Saturday, September 20, 2014
"Second, due credit for saving Oliver’s life can be attributed to the existing relationship between his owner and vet. Oliver’s records alone exemplified the sound relationship between his owner and chosen vet, allowing other vets (i.e. vet surgeons) to provide a second opinion if needed. A Long Island housecall vet not only provides quality medical care but also fosters a lasting relationship beginning with the pet’s early life stages to final care concerns. Third, the case stresses the importance of regular checkups and exams. Like the environment, a pet’s health fluctuates greatly over time. Keeping an eye on a pet’s health status, coupled with prompt and high-quality veterinary care, can ensure a longer and happier life for every pet."
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"In particular, mobile vets ensure that pets with mobility problems do not have to suffer needlessly. Take, for example, pets who have arthritis or inflammation of the joints and are unable to walk very far. If you don’t fancy carrying a Saint Bernard with canine arthritis, then you might want to ask a mobile vet unit to come to your home and perform the necessary treatment right in your driveway. At any rate, many in the veterinary community are optimistic that the bill will be granted the president’ blessing within the next few months. Whatever ails your dog or cat, you can count on a team of trusted and caring veterinary practitioners like Drs. Martin and Wiener to arrive at your doorstep and provide quality care as fast as their vet van allows."
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"Beneficial treatments like acupuncture, too, may need a familiar and stable environment to be done properly. A home visit ensures that the pet will be relaxed, relieving any agitation that may make dealing with the pet difficult. Another reason for house calls is that some pets just do not travel well; cats, in particular, do not like being confined in their carriers. This makes them agitated when they arrive at the clinic, which is not the best of states for treatment. In the end, even pet owners like you will benefit from house calls. For one, they are more convenient; after all, it’s not always possible to take a day off just to bring the pet to the vet. Home visits also give vets a better idea of an animal’s environment, thus giving clues to possible causes for their ailments. What’s not to like about a professional who can determine what’s wrong with your pet and bring him or her back to good health?"
Sunday, September 14, 2014
"Once you have decided, you’ll need to make an appointment with the vet. Remember that this will be emotionally draining for you, both before and after. Set a date that will give you the chance to grieve. Home Euthanasia Home euthanasia for Long Island pets, like those provided by veterinarians like the Island Veterinary Group, is almost the same as when it is done at a clinic. The only difference is that it is done in the more comfortable and familiar presence of your home. Consider this when you’ve decided to let go, but want your pet to be at peace in his final moments."
Friday, September 12, 2014
"In an article in ABC News, Lee Dye discusses a study conducted by Michigan State University researchers that could potentially help pet owners determine when it might be their pet’s time. To that end, they align their findings with that of veterinarians: What do you give the creature whose entire life has revolved around you, one whose every waking hour is now a torment at worst and a burden at best? Only the final gift of peace. When it’s the right time, vet practices like Island Veterinary Group can help you go through the process of in-home euthanasia in Long Island."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
"Check the eating and drinking patterns of your dog– if you leave them alone, dogs rarely stray from their habits unless a health condition compels them to. If he suddenly drinks a lot more than he usually does, this might be a sign of a developing kidney problem or diabetes. Know how to tell whether your dog is calling for your help and attention because of a medical issue. Trust in a reliable mobile veterinarian from Long Island, like one from Island Veterinary Group."
Monday, September 8, 2014
The signs of the illness can be masked by natural animal resilience; however, there are general noticeable signs like weakness, poor appetite, and unusual secretions (excess or discolored urine, stool, and blood or vomit). Since the animal is already weak, having a local Long Island housecall veterinarian inspect, diagnose and give preliminary treatment to your pet is beneficial. These mobile animal doctors can monitor the condition of your pet and accurately diagnose the illness through cutting-edge technologies specialized for animals; they can also provide initial treatment and referrals to specialists such as veterinary oncologists. Nutritional counseling can also be done for the improvement of a pet’s lifestyle. As for unfortunate cases when aggressive treatments can only do more harm, options for improving the remainder of your pet’s quality of life are available.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
"A mobile vet “house call” is perfect in urgent situations but their services are not limited to such. House call vets administer a wide range of veterinary care, from preventative like vaccine shots and nutrition counseling to urgent procedures like surgery; state-of-the-art equipment can also be used for special diagnostic or monitoring procedures. The list of benefits goes on for your pets, well or ill alike. With a trusty Long Island mobile vet like Island Veterinary Group, your pets can safely and comfortably receive their much needed care no matter what season it is."
Thursday, September 4, 2014
"Whether or not one should allow a beloved pet to cross the rainbow bridge is a decision that falls solely on the pet owner. Similar to any difficult decision, pet owners should give themselves enough time and space to decide whether it is best to put their beloved Goldie or Tigger to sleep. Fortunately, most veterinarians understand pet owners’ reluctance and are, thus, more than willing to explain the entire process of home pet euthanasia in Long Island to ensure that everything can go as smoothly as possible. Meanwhile, pet owners must also prepare themselves for what comes after. While mourning the loss of a beloved pet is normal, grief should not be used as an excuse to neglect one’s wellbeing. Additionally, pet owners must give themselves sufficient time to move on and wait until they are emotionally ready before they get new pets; otherwise, they may not be able to provide optimum care and attention to their newfound friends."
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Reputable veterinarians naturally do not wish to prolong the suffering of any animal under their care. Humane Long Island at home euthanasia typically involves the use of barbiturate IV injection. As described above, sick or injured pets merely seem to fall asleep, thus making it easier for pet owners to come to terms with their loss. Most pet lovers can’t imagine their lives without their beloved pets by their side. These individuals consequently face a serious dilemma when the time comes to put their beloved Fido or Smokey to sleep. Fortunately, at home euthanasia services from a trusted practice like Island Veterinary Group provide a humane solution to an extremely difficult decision.