Don't Fall into The Payment Assumption Trap

“Almost half of Americans say that the most difficult topic to discuss with others is personal finance and they would rather discuss death, politics or religion” — Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, Behavioral Change Specialist   At some point, we all do it: make assumptions about people and their situations based on our own perceptions and life experiences. But making assumptions about clients, their ability to pay or their need for a payment solution…

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Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats

Cancer is among the largest causes of death in our patients and remains a significant concern for pet owners of aging pets. The true incidence of cancer is not well established, however, based on necropsy studies, nearly half of all dogs over the age of ten die of cancer. How can we work to decrease these statistics? In human oncology, several tests are recommended either based on age or based on cancer risk, to screen…

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease? Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a serious viral disease that may cause a high rate of infection and death in rabbits. It does not cause disease in humans or animals other than rabbits. It is caused by a Calicivirus, which can survive for weeks in the environment, and can be spread over short distances on objects such as articles of clothing, and therefore can be spread easily and rapidly. Why…

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Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Spaying and neutering pet rabbits and guinea pigs can help them have the longest and healthiest life possible. Below are medical reasons supporting spaying and neutering: Eliminates the risk of uterine or testicular cancer. Female rabbits and guinea pigs are at a much higher risk of developing uterine cancer as compared to other pets, such as dogs and cats. Depending on the breed, up to 60% will develop cancer by middle age. Spaying eliminates…

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What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs

What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs “Check lump”, “New mass”, “Skin Swelling”, Check Growth – Owner thinks it’s bigger”, “Mass bleeding”, “Dog licking growth”, and “Groomer found a lump”. Lumps and bumps are common presenting concerns for pet owners and a frequent physical exam finding for veterinarians. Not every mass that presents needs prompt surgical intervention, but every mass warrants our concern and attention as if it does. Best Practices for…

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